In Opposition

6-Week Abortion Ban (S.1)

S.1 is intended to ban abortion as early as 6 weeks, regardless of a pregnant person’s needs and circumstances. Passing such a ban in South Carolina poses a serious threat to the health, freedom, and dignity of pregnant people. This is a far-reaching bill drafted by extremist politicians whose goal is to eliminate all abortion in South Carolina.

  • On Thursday, January 14th the Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee had a hearing on S.1, WREN live tweeted the hearing for our network to follow along. Check out that threat at @WRENetwork
  • This bill would prevent most pregnant people from getting abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy; this is before many people even know that they are pregnant.
  • Many people seeking abortion face logistical obstacles like finding a provider, securing childcare and transportation, and saving funds to cover all of the costs – all of which create delays, and in some cases, stop people from getting the abortion they want.
  • The World Health Organization has concluded that restricting access to abortions does not reduce the number of abortions.
  • Any person who can get pregnant would be affected by this law, but the worst effects would be on people who have less access to health care, including young people, people of color, people with disabilities, people with low incomes, and people in rural areas.

Vote NO on S.1

We need you to email Senators on the Senate Medical Affairs Committee about S.1, the 6-week abortion ban. S.1 is bad for South Carolina and is a far-reaching bill that would deny reproductive healthcare to those who need it.

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