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H. 3809 – 12-Month Contraceptive Supply

H. 3809 would require that health insurance plans and Medicaid provide coverage for a 12-month supply of contraceptives obtained at one time. This legislation would ensure that women in South Carolina have a readily available supply of contraceptives by eliminating monthly trips to pharmacies. Currently, no hearing has been scheduled for this important bill. Call committee chair Sen. Ronnie Cromer today at 803-212-6240 and urge that H. 3809 be scheduled for a hearing as soon as possible.

Last Action: Sent to Committee on Banking and Insurance on 4/5/17

H. 3865 – Pregnancy Accommodations Act

H. 3865 requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to women during pregnancy and after childbirth, such as a stool for sitting, bathroom breaks as needed, a bottle of water, and breaks to allow nursing mothers to pump. 

Last Action: Passed Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/21/18; Sent to Senate Floor

S. 217 ⎯ "Personhood Act of South Carolina"

Bill Text

A bill that would ban all safe and legal abortion and threaten access to infertility treatment, miscarriage management, and many common and effective forms of birth control. This bill would have major ramifications for the full spectrum of reproductive health care.

Last Action: Sent to Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/21/18

H. 3548 ⎯ Method Ban

This bill would ban the most common and one of the safest methods of second-trimester abortions unless another risky procedure is performed on women. This procedure would not improve the medical care of the woman, but would instead place her health and potentially her life in jeopardy. We believe medical care and procedures should be determined by physicians and their patients. Government intrusion into doctors’ medical practices is a serious overreach.

Last Action: Passed Senate Medical Affairs Committee on 3/1/18; Sent to Senate Floor

H. 4491 – Defunding Planned Parenthood

H. 4491 aims to prevent people who rely on Medicaid as their primary insurance from receiving care at the provider of their choice, including Planned Parenthood.

Last Action: Sent to House Judiciary Committee on 1/9/18