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SC's rank in new AIDS cases in the nation?

If you guessed 9th, you were correct

In fact, our capital, Columbia, ranks 10th in the nation. For the past seven years, reports show the age group 20-29 with the highest percentage of newly diagnosed HIV positive people in South Carolina. 

Please, know your status and get tested: Find a location here.

http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/DiseasesandConditions/InfectiousDiseases/HIVandSTDs/DataandReports/

http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/docs/Surveillance%20Report%202013.pdf

Yikes. It is true...

For 16 years IN A ROW, some South Carolina lawmakers have proposed bills that would outlaw birth control. Crazy, right?

And if you're feeling extra frisky, you can go and read all the legislation at SCStateHouse.Gov. 

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/query.php?search=DOC&searchtext=right%20to%20life&category=LEGISLATION&session=112&conid=7638653&result_pos=0&keyval=1121060&numrows=10

150K+ teen births and $4.1 billion later:

Between 1991 and 2008, there were approximately 151,849 teen births in our state, costing tax payers a total of $4.1 billion.

Births to young mothers cost South Carolina taxpayers approximately $197 million annually. This includes, among other things:

  • $34 million for public healthcare
  • $23 million for child welfare
  • $24 million for increased rates of incarceration of children of teen mothers
  • $69 million in lost tax revenue, due to decreased earnings and spending

We must acknowledge and address the fundamental issues that underlie these numbers.

http://www.newmorningfoundation.org/documents/SRH_Study_Education_SC.pdf

Your SC sex ed WAS NOT and IS NOT required to be medically accurate.

*Jaw Drops* In fact, in 2014 Sen. Mike Fair placed a minority report on the Comprehensive Health Education Act - an act that would update state law to require sex ed to be medically accurate - stopping the bill in its tracks

What else is there to say? 

http://www.newmorningfoundation.org/documents/SRH_Study_Education_SC.pdf

Not 7. Not 17. But 71.

Yep, since 2005 there have been 71 restrictive bills related to women's reproductive health introduced in the South Carolina General Assembly. And the number keeps rising. 

Feel free to visit the SCStateHouse.Gov website and skim through the exhaustive list, but here's where it all began.


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