Updates

Attitudes are changing.

June 27, 2018

Attitudes are changing. The support for abortion rights is record-high, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. Fifty-five percent of Americans believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, which is the highest level of support since the poll began asking the question in 2003. And… Read more »

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Abortion Restriction Webinar

May 24, 2018

Last month, we hosted a webinar on abortion access and restrictions with the Center for Reproductive Rights and Ibis Reproductive Health. Our partners took the “Evaluating Priorities” research study they recently conducted and focused on the South Carolina specific data. Here’s the full webinar:   Here are some of our main takeaways from our discussion:… Read more »

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Contraception Webinar Featuring Dr. Beth Sundstrom

March 19, 2018

Members of the #BetheVoiceSC campaign and Dr. Beth Sundstrom from Women’s Health Research Team/ College of Charleston, hosted a webinar last week regarding contraceptive access in South Carolina, and how increased family planning ability results in better health outcomes and helps to improve our overall financial stability. To watch a recording of the webinar, see… Read more »

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Evaluating our Priorities

February 23, 2018

Since 2010, over 344 abortion restrictions have been enacted in the US. A recent study by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Ibis Reproductive Health found that South Carolina has the highest number of abortion restrictions in the country—14—along with five other states. This study also shows us that the more abortion restrictions a state… Read more »

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99 and Counting

February 9, 2018

Too often when a new bill is introduced that would restrict women’s access to abortion care services, people forget how many barriers already exist in our state. Since the 2005/2006 South Carolina legislative session, 99 harmful sexual and reproductive health bills have been introduced in our state. These laws tend to pressure women and coerce… Read more »

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20 Years Running

January 22, 2018

For 20 years in a row, legislation has been introduced in South Carolina that would interfere with a woman’s right to make personal, private decisions about her own body and her health. This restrictive legislation is call “personhood.” South Carolina is one of many states that have advanced so-called personhood legislation, legislation that seeks to… Read more »

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What Restrictions are Already Law?

November 7, 2017

It is not our place to judge the decision to seek an abortion or to put up road blocks just to make it harder to obtain care, but unfortunately South Carolina already has numerous laws on the books that do just that – create special requirements and additional hurdles to the ability to provide or… Read more »

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Be the Voice

November 7, 2017

Far too many women in South Carolina are struggling to access high quality reproductive health care. Barriers to health information, services and supplies impact the health, financial stability and the dignity of us as individuals, as well as our families and communities. This is where Be the Voice comes in. Be the Voice is a… Read more »

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