No Abortion Prosecution

Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O'Neill and DA Candidate Judge Denise Hartsfield

The Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down Roe v. Wade is an attack on the constitutional rights of all American citizens, and one that will disproportionately impact working class and lower income individuals. A government with the willingness to take away any person's bodily privacy and autonomy is one that will surely take it away from us all. It is for this reason that we are committed to defending the freedom of all people to control their own lives and bodies.

Currently, abortion remains legal in North Carolina. However, the threat of a state-wide or national ban is evident in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s shameful Dobbs v. Jackson ruling. To protect the right to abortion and the ability of pregnant people to access abortions, our communities must work together to support and expand existing services, prevent legislation banning abortion, and use our power to demand that public officials respect the bodily autonomy of all people.

Here, we demand that Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill and DA candidate Judge Denise Hartsfield publicly pledge not to prosecute patients for seeking and obtaining abortions. We demand that DA O’Neill and Judge Hartsfield publicly pledge not to prosecute health care providers for providing abortions and abortion related care. Finally, we demand DA O’Neill and Judge Hartsfield publicly pledge not to prosecute any party for aiding another in seeking and obtaining an abortion and/or abortion related health care.


Petition by
Winston-Salem DSA
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Sponsored by

To: Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O'Neill and DA Candidate Judge Denise Hartsfield
From: [Your Name]

​The Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down Roe v. Wade is an attack on the constitutional rights of all American citizens, and one that will disproportionately impact working class and lower income individuals. A government with the willingness to take away any person's bodily privacy and autonomy is one that will surely take it away from us all. It is for this reason that we are committed to defending the freedom of all people to control their own lives and bodies.

Currently, abortion remains legal in North Carolina. However, the threat of a state-wide or national ban is evident in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s shameful Dobbs v. Jackson ruling. To protect the right to abortion and the ability of pregnant people to access abortions, our communities must work together to support and expand existing services, prevent legislation banning abortion, and use our power to demand that public officials respect the bodily autonomy of all people.

Here, we demand that you publicly pledge not to prosecute patients for seeking and obtaining abortions. We demand that you publicly pledge not to prosecute health care providers for providing abortions and abortion related care. Finally, we demand that you publicly pledge not to prosecute any party for aiding another in seeking and obtaining an abortion and/or abortion related health care.