NARAL Condemns South Carolina Abortion Ban
State Democrats filibuster unconstitutional abortion ban
For Immediate Release: May 3, 2018
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After the South Carolina Senate voted to ban most abortions in the state, the bill now heads to the House where Democrats are filibustering in an attempt to stop the bill before the legislative session ends on May 10. NARAL Pro-Choice America Vice President Adrienne Kimmell issued the following statement:
“By banning almost every single instance of abortion, this bill not only intentionally cuts women off from essential healthcare, it’s blatantly unconstitutional. This ban is part of the GOP’s cruel plan to overturn Roe v. Wade and outlaw abortion completely. Abortion bans like this fly in the face of our fundamental human rights protected in the constitution, and should be deeply concerning for anyone who believes in the importance of freedom and equality for all.”
The Supreme Court made very clear in Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to an abortion, that restrictions on pre-viability abortion violate a woman’s right to privacy. The anti-choice GOP has made it clear that these bills are purposely meant to spark challenges in the courts and overturn Roe v. Wade. While the anti-choice GOP continues to control women’s bodies and roll back our reproductive freedom, we know that when abortion is banned the number of abortions doesn’t go down, but rather that the number of deaths and injuries to women goes up.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”