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:
- There is clearly a gap between what the people want and what the legislators are focusing on.
- Abortion is safe. Politicians that insist on pushing anti-choice legislation cannot honestly claim that women’s health and safety is their priority.
- South Carolina is above the median level of abortion restrictions and below the median levels of supportive policies, women’s and children’s health scores, and social determinants of health.
- SC is one among five states ranked highest in abortion restrictions.
- There is some evidence that states (like South Carolina) with MORE abortion restrictions meet FEWER indicators of women’s health.
- The maternal mortality rate is rising for all women, and growing even higher for women of color.
While some of this information might be discouraging, here’s how you can #BeTheVoiceSC for change:
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