ASHEVILLE - Recognizing the political challenges in today’s environment, Femcare has been in conversation with Planned Parenthood for several months, according to Lorraine Cummings, M.D., owner of Femcare, in a public statement on March 18.
Both parties want to ensure that women in Western North Carolina have strong, long-term access to full GYN health options, including abortion.
With that mutual goal in mind, in the coming year Femcare will shift its abortion services to Planned Parenthood. During the time of transition Femcare will continue to provide abortion services, but will not see new gynecology patients.
- News Story about McCrory administration's targeting of Femcare from March 13 by Carolina Public Press, reprinted from North Carolina Health News: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/03/13/documents-disclose-political-pr-pressure-surrounding-asheville-abortion-clinics-suspension/
- Current ACLU News about Reproductive Rights in North Carolina: https://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/index.php/Reproductive-Rights/Categories/Listings/reproductive-rights.html