As the struggle to insure a woman’s right to control her own body and abortion rights continues, sadly, we have seen a turncoat against women’s abortion rights in North Carolina.
Tricia Cotham, a newly elected Democratic state legislator supportive of abortion rights, who had formerly served in that body years earlier,completely abandoned what she was elected on as her platform.
Tricia Cotham herself had an abortion in 2015 and defended that action when she was running for the legislative seat in 2022.
She has shown to have no principle, and shocked women’s groups as clearly, she lied, and changed her view, and one has to wonder if she was offered some kind of motivation to change her mind, in a way that harms all women in North Carolina.
The governor, Roy Cooper, vetoed an abortion bill limiting women to 12 weeks instead of 20, but the supermajority Republican legislature, now insured of the ability to override the veto, is almost certain to impose the new restriction, unless one Republican switches his or her view at the last minute.
Tricia Cotham will not go down in history as a principled person, but rather as a person who makes ordinary citizens be very cynical that one cannot trust politicians, and how they can be manipulated so readily!
She also has come across as an extreme gun enthusiast, and promoted Christianity in an extreme manner recently, making one wonder about her mental stability, and certainly, about her level of honesty when she was elected just months ago as the Democratic nominee for her legislative seat, after being in the same legislative body in earlier years, but leaving in 2016.
Tricia Cotham should not have run again now, as she lied to her voters, clear and simple!