This week on The Debrief: 

– The North Carolina House passed legislation this week that would ban abortions after the first trimester with some exceptions, and expand the window to 24 weeks for life-limiting abnormalities. It also spends $160 million on things like childcare, birth control programs, and extended family leave for state employees.

– In a trio of rulings recently, the North Carolina Supreme Court restored the state’s voter ID law and more.

– The N.C. House also passed a bill this week called the Youth Health Protection Act that would prohibit healthcare workers from performing gender reassigning surgeries on minors.

– Plus, Opinion Editor David Larson analyzes policy wins for GOP. Does it signal NC’s rise as conservative superpower?