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  • Writer's pictureMac Deford

Mac’s Solutions for Protecting Reproductive Rights

It was 1960. My grandmother, Adele, was 31 and pregnant for the ninth time.

In pre–Roe America, women’s access to reproductive care meant backroom abortions. My grandmother’s procedure sent her to the hospital.

Two weeks later, she died from an unsafe abortion and put our family in a spiral. My grandfather lost his wife, the family was torn apart, and my mom was sent into foster care. She struggled to get basic needs like food, clothing, and even basic hygiene.

What happened to our family was the result of backward laws that don’t allow women to make the best decision for them or their families.

Because of the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal Roe v. Wade, our laws in South Carolina mirror those of the 1950s and 60s.

Mac’s Plan...

Codifying Roe v. Wade

Introduce legislation to protect abortion rights as established under Roe v. Wade at the federal level, ensuring nationwide access regardless of state laws.

Increase Family Planning Funding

Boost federal funding for family planning programs to expand access to contraceptives, especially for low-income and young individuals.

Protecting IVF

Promoted Educational Programs on Reproductive Health

Support for Maternal Health

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