Take Action Now to Protect Reproductive Rights in South Carolina

The South Carolina House of Representatives Judiciary Committee advanced H. 5399 on Tuesday, August 16. The only exception the bill includes for abortion is that it may be performed to prevent the death of a pregnant person. This means, a pregnant person has to be at the brink of death in order to access an abortion. This could have lasting implications on their mental and physical health.

As Judiciary Committee members debated the many consequences of the proposed legislation, many insisted that they are only at the beginning of this process and need to hear from their constituents in advance of the next vote on the House floor.

We urge you to take them up on this invitation and tell them to vote NO on H 5399 before the bill is debated on the House floor on August 30th. Here are some easy ways to contact the committee members provided by the South Carolina Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network:

  1. Sign up (and invite all your friends) to participate in “phone zaps” (e.g. phone banks) to key legislators this week – more info below : https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcld-ytrDwjHNYNiVsiyK3iJm8oZfdC03Pj
    • Here’s what will happen during each phone zap:
      • We provides a tutorial on finding your House Representative.
      • We will practice talking points before making calls to legislators.
      • We will make calls to our House Representative with the scripts provided.
      • We will have a short debrief
  2. If you can’t join one of our scheduled phone zaps, use this link and follow the instructions to be automatically connected to your representative.
  3. Sign up to come to the Statehouse Rally in Columbia on August 30: https://linktr.ee/reprofreedom

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