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Statement from Alyssa Miller on HB 3114

“We are extremely disappointed in the South Carolina legislature for passing HB 3114 today. This is a dangerous bill for SC women that would ban abortion after 20 weeks made even more extreme by removing exceptions for victims of rape and incest.

The reality is that abortion later in pregnancy is extremely rare and often takes place in complex and difficult situations where a woman and her doctor need every medical option available. In states that have passed similar abortion bans, some women and their families have been put into unimaginable situations — needing to end a pregnancy for serious medical reasons, but unable to do so.

May 17, 2016 • South Carolina

Cervical Cancer Prevention Act Signed Into Law in South Carolina

Common sense public health legislation overcomes years of legislative roadblocks.

COLUMBIA, SC-- H.3204, the Cervical Cancer Prevention Act, was signed into law today with bipartisan support from the South Carolina legislature. Similar bills have been introduced every legislative session since 2011 but none received final approval from the Legislature and Governor until today. The success of H. 3204 is thanks to the tireless work of legislative champions and public health advocates to ensure that all stakeholders understand the necessity of this bill to protect the long-term health of South Carolina’s young people.

April 21, 2016 • South Carolina

North Carolina to produce “Choose Life” license plates

March 10, 2016 - “We are dismayed by the court’s decision today to allow North Carolina to produce specialty license plates that bear a political and divisive anti-abortion message all while denying supporters of access to safe and legal abortion the same opportunity.

Even more alarming, this decision now creates a direct funding stream for the state’s network of so-called crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs). These centers have an anti-abortion agenda and systematically give women biased, misleading, and frequently medically-inaccurate information regarding pregnancy and abortion in an effort to coerce a woman’s deeply personal decision regarding her own pregnancy and health.

March 10, 2016 • North Carolina