Denying access to critical health care, including abortion care, increases the danger a sexual or domestic violence victim is in and decreases their ability to seek safety from their rapist or leave their abusive partner. It is vital to their social and economic participation, reproductive autonomy, and the right to determine their own lives.
Take Action: Use Your Voice and Stand With Survivors
Everyone knows someone who has been a victim of domestic and sexual violence. We ask that you speak up and stand with survivors whose voices have been ignored and marginalized, both in their homes, and now by South Carolina Lawmakers.
You can help ensure that the voices of survivors are heard in the statehouse and on Capitol Hill by calling your legislators, senators, and representatives.Contact Your State Legislators Contact Your Members of Congress
Important Resources and Information on this Issue
- Access SCCADVASA’s Messaging Document with Talking Points
- Visit NWLC Resource Hub – Responding to Overturning Roe v. Wade
- Read Commentary: SC abortion bill gives batterers another way to control, abuse women written by Sara Barber, SCCADVASA executive director
- Read Post & Courier Editorial: SC abortion bill goes too far. Scale it back, or better yet, put it on hold.
- Watch Testimony from Patricia Ravenhorst, SCCADVASA general counsel, during 8/17 Senate Medical Affairs Committee Meeting
- SC House Rep. Bernstein & Rep. Cobb-Hunter Speak on Behalf of Survivors – H.5399: Abortion Ban