On Tuesday, January 30, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing at 11 a.m. in Gressette Building Room 105 for S. 217, the Personhood Act of SC. This extreme bill would require that South Carolina law define life as beginning at the moment of conception and would give fertilized eggs the same legal rights and constitutional protections as all people in South Carolina. S. 217 amounts to an outright ban on safe, legal abortion -- no exceptions. It also threatens access to infertility treatment, miscarriage management and many common and effective forms of birth control.
Planned Parenthood staff will testify at the hearing, and we also strongly encourage Planned Parenthood supporters and volunteers to speak out against the harmful ramifications of this bill. If you plan on attending Tuesday's hearing, please contact Sarah Ingraham at [email protected].
Contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY to tell your elected officials to vote NO on S. 217.
Here’s who to call:
Click here to find contact information for all of the Senate Judiciary committee members.