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South Carolina already criminalizes pregnancy loss, miscarriages, and abortions at one of the highest rates in the country. Anti-abortion proponents in our state are making it clear that they won’t stop until they ban all abortions. This includes threatening people seeking abortion care — as well as loved ones, doctors, and nurses who help them — with arrest and jail time. They are showing us what their real agenda is: punishing abortion seekers and anyone who helps them in a cruel effort to control us and rob us of the freedom to make decisions about our bodies, lives, and futures.

People seeking care should be met with love and compassion, not judgment and punishment. WREN believes no one should be charged with a crime for having a miscarriage or an abortion or for helping someone get the care they need.

Making abortion a crime harms Black and brown people, immigrants, those living on low incomes, and other marginalized communities the most. Our healthcare system already makes it difficult for people of color to get the care they need, while our legal system targets Black and brown people disproportionately. It is our fundamental right to control our healthcare decisions. People — not lawmakers — should be in control of those choices.

No one should be forced to stay pregnant if they don’t want to be. Our fight is about more than abortion – it’s about bodily autonomy. It’s about our health, dignity, and freedom.

Banning abortions and making abortion a crime only threatens our health, our families, and our communities. We are fighting back against these harmful attacks.

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