May 9, 2012 — A recent column responded to an attack on reproductive rights in South Carolina. The summary appears below.
~ Issac Bailey, Myrtle Beach Sun/Sacramento Bee: Bailey, a columnist, writes that a budget clause that would ban the South Carolina's health plan from covering abortion care unless a woman's life is in danger "essentially would not affect South Carolina's abortion rate." He writes that "the only reason for such a law is to further push the idea that the sanctity of life claims by antiabortion foes are exclusively about a developing fetus, and that the pregnant woman is little more than a means to an end." Bailey argues that a "pregnant woman has a life, too, one that needs to be honored" (Bailey, Myrtle Beach Sun/Sacramento Bee, 5/7).
Repro Health Watch — an exciting new edition of the Women’s Health Policy Report — compiles and distributes media coverage of proposed and enacted state laws and ballot initiatives affecting women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care, as well as litigation in response to those provisions.