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 has passed, the fewer evidence-based supportive policies exist, and the poorer the health and well-being outcomes for women and children.
South Carolina ranks below the median score for supportive health policies, women’s health, and children’s health. Countries that were above this median score were more likely to have fewer abortion restrictions.
The evidence is clear: if we want the women and children in South Carolina to be economically, socially, mentally, and physically empowered, we have to Be the Voice of support for the agency of women in the state to make their own decisions involving their health and economic well-being.
Here’s what you can do:
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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, 92 harmful sexual and reproductive health bills have been introduced in our state. These laws tend to pressure women and coerce… Read more »
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 »