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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- Share this post to inform others about the mounting barriers to access women in SC experience and how that affects our state as a whole.
- Take our pledge to #BetheVoiceSC and sign the petition to show your support.
- Add the Be the Voice frame to your profile picture on Facebook to show your friends that you support women and children in SC.
- Follow the campaign on social media to stay updated. We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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 »
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 »