Abortion is banned after six weeks in South Carolina.

Getting the Care You Need

Contact your healthcare provider about available options. Abortion Finder may also help you find the care you need. Visit AbortionFinder.org or text “Hello” to 435-334-6337 for a list of the abortion providers closest to you.

Tienes el derecho al aborto, y Abortion Finder te puede ayudar a recibir la atención que necesitas. Visita AbortionFinder.org/es o escribe “Hola” a 218-328-7227 para una lista de profesionales cercanos para un aborto.

Financial assistance or practical support (rides, lodging, or escorting)

Abortion funds and partner organizations may be able to help you pay for an abortion or travel out of state, if necessary. You can contact them to help you find safe, confidential and up-to-date information about abortion care and forms of support available to you.

Es posible que haya fondos para el aborto y organizaciones afiliadas que te ayuden a pagar un aborto o, si es necesario, viajar a otro estado. Te puedes comunicar con ellos para obtener información segura, confidencial y actualizada sobre la atención para el aborto y el tipo de apoyo a tu disposición.

ARC Southeast https://arc-southeast.org/get-abortion-assistance/

Carolina Abortion Fund https://www.carolinaabortionfund.org/

Palmetto State Abortion Fund https://palmettostateabortionfund.com/

For information from clinicians about self-managed abortion, you can visit the Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline at www.mahotline.org.

Emergency Contraception (EC)

Emergency birth control pills may be taken AFTER unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.

EC reduces the risk of pregnancy when taken as soon as possible or within 5 days of sex but it is NOT the same as the abortion pill and will NOT stop or harm the pregnancy or fetus if you are already pregnant. EC lowers your risk of pregnancy by 75-88%, but could be as high as 95% if taken within 24 hours.

Keep emergency contraception on hand as a backup in case a condom breaks or another birth control method fails. You can get emergency contraception from the drugstore without a prescription if you are 17 or older (with a prescription if you are under 17) or for free at www.nodrama.org/julie.

Beware of fake clinics.

Sometimes called pregnancy resource centers or crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), they are clinics or mobile vans that look like real health centers, but they’re run by anti-abortion activists with a harmful agenda: to scare, shame, or pressure you out of getting an abortion, and to tell lies about abortion, birth control, and sexual health.

South Carolina has more than 40 of these fake clinics throughout the state.

Crisis pregnancy centers don’t provide abortion or offer a full range of health care, and they won’t give you honest facts about sexual health and your pregnancy options.

Questions about your legal rights and self-managed abortion?

Contact the Repro Legal Helpline to reach a free, confidential helpline (844-868-2812 ) where you can get information about your legal rights. They can give you clear, understandable answers about what the law is, and how it has been used. They may also be able to provide you with legal advice depending on where you live and why you are contacting them. If they cannot give you legal advice, then they will try to connect you with a lawyer from their network in your state. If you have been arrested, questioned by the police, or charged with a crime for your abortion, they may also be able to help you by finding you a lawyer in your state or working with your lawyer to help with your defense.

Visit the Plan C webpage for up-to-date information on how people in the U.S. are accessing at-home abortion pill options online.

Confronting Pregnancy Criminalization: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Providers, Lawyers, Medical Examiners, Child Welfare Workers, and Policymakers

Keep Your Abortion Private & Secure

Digital Defense Fund’s Pregnancy & Abortion Privacy Guide – Detailed instructions, limitations, and threat modeling considerations about abortion and digital security.

This guide is also available in Spanish. | Esta guía también está disponible en español.

 

Speaking Out About Abortion Access

Resources to deepen your understanding of the impact of abortion bans.