Category: Health and Education

Advocate Stories, Health and Education

HIV Is Not A Crime

by Guest Author, Stacy Jennings (South Carolina Positive Women's Network) on Jun 27, 2018

Stacy Jennings is a 23 year survivor of HIV. The day Stacy received her diagnosis in the year of 1995, she thought her life would be over. Little did she know that what started out being a devastating diagnosis ended up being a blessing. She is able to speak out about her disease and is

Health and Education, Policy Updates

TAKE ACTION: Gag Rule threatens reproductive healthcare

by Ashley Lidow on May 29, 2018

The Trump administration proposed a domestic gag rule that would hurt women in the US by stripping Title X funding—funding that is dedicated to providing reproductive health services and care—from healthcare providers that refer patients for abortion services. This funding cut would have the biggest impact on low-income Americans. First, let’s talk about gag rules.

Health and Education, Policy Updates

TAKE ACTION: Protect Our Options for Healthcare

by Eme Crawford on May 25, 2018

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has applied for a Medicaid waiver to change the way that family planning services are delivered in South Carolina.  While the stated intentions of the waiver are to improve maternal and child healthcare, this change in policy will limit South Carolinians’ access to the health

Health and Education, Policy Updates

This is Your Victory.

by Ann Warner on May 4, 2018

You did it. In the wee hours of the morning, after days of debate, the voices for women’s health, rights, and dignity prevailed over politics in South Carolina. The Senate voted to recommit H 3548, an extreme and dangerous anti-abortion bill, to the Senate Medical Affairs Committee. With only a few days left in the

Health and Education, Policy Updates

What’s the 12 Month Supply Bill?

by Megan Plassmeyer on Apr 19, 2018

Did you hear the news? This week we launched #12DaysofAdvocacy in honor of the last twelve days left in the 2017-2018 legislative session. The first bill we focused on is the 12 Month Supply of Contraception bill. This bill would allow a woman to receive up to a 12 month supply of contraception at a time. Contraception

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, Policy Updates

SC Narrowly Avoids 34 Million Dollar Budget Cut to Family Planning Services

by Megan Plassmeyer on Apr 13, 2018

This week, the South Carolina Senate debated the state budget, specifically addressing four amendments that would have been extremely harmful for women across the state. Unlike Gov. McMaster’s executive order issued last summer that was designed to block state agencies from paying state or local taxpayer money to doctor’s or medical practices that provide abortions,