The state Democratic Party is putting out the word that it wants a big crowd at the Moral Monday protest on Monday to show opposition to the anti-abortion bill making its way through the legislature.
"As I'm sure you know, Republican extremists in the State Senate pushed through anti-choice legislation that, if enacted into law, would put North Carolina on the path toward Texas-styled conservatism,'' writes Robert Dempsey, the Democrat's executive director. "Our rights are under attack at every level in a move that unparalleled in our state government.
Dempsey asked that Democrats assemble at state party headquarters before the rally near the legislature and that they wear pink to show solidarity with women's rights.
A House committee is scheduled to take up a bill enacting new anti-abortion restrictions on Tuesday morning.