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).