Tell Them insists that lawmakers hear your voice.
We work to improve reproductive health policy in South Carolina.

Personhood

Tell Them aligns with mainstream medical organizations such as:

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • World Health Organization

and therefore supports reproductive health policies based upon scientific research, medicine and widely accepted standards for excellent clinical practice.

Hormonal contraceptives have been prescribed by doctors and used by women around the world for more than 40 years, and the worldwide medical community has been consistent and clear:

“Pregnancy” is established when a fertilized egg has been implanted in the wall of a woman's uterus. Hormonal contraceptives act before implantation and prevent pregnancy.

Nonetheless, a movement emerged in the U.S. during the decade of the 1990s that seeks to outlaw all hormonal contraceptives on the grounds that these forms of birth control may interfere with a woman’s ovulation, may prevent fertilization of a woman’s egg by a sperm, or may prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg in a woman’s uterus. Members of this movement consider any form of hormonal birth control to be the equivalent of an abortion in spite of medical evidence to the contrary. They lobby aggressively in state legislatures, including South Carolina’s General Assembly, and they are behind “personhood” ballot initiatives, most recently in Mississippi.

Tell Them supports all forms of hormonal birth control and will oppose legislation, ballot initiatives and other organized efforts to erode this longstanding, safe family planning option.


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