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“We at New Morning are thrilled to witness the introduction of Opill as this groundbreaking advancement marks a significant step forward in expanding contraceptive choices and empowering individuals to take charge of their reproductive health.

However, we recognize that availability does not equal affordability. As an organization deeply committed to enhancing access to contraception, we acknowledge the persistent challenge of affordability, especially for low-income communities.

Studies have revealed that 10 percent of women who would benefit from an over-the-counter oral contraceptive pill may struggle to afford any out-of-pocket costs associated with contraception. This reality underscores the ongoing barriers faced by many low-income, uninsured, or underinsured women in South Carolina and across the nation. At New Morning, we remain steadfast in our commitment to eliminating obstacles to ensure that all South Carolinians have equitable access to affordable, high-quality contraceptive services.

Together, let us continue to advocate for comprehensive reproductive healthcare that is accessible to all, regardless of their income or zip code."
New Data: South Carolina's Largest Contraceptive Access Program Reaches Record Number of Patients in 2023 New Morning Provided Contraceptive Services to More Than 87,000 South Carolinians in 2023, a 14 Percent Increase in Patients Served Year Over Year. Read More
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The Post and Courier

“This data emphasizes the need for affordable birth control, even as contraception becomes more readily available.”


Over-the-counter birth control can still be too expensive for some SC women by Bonnie Kapp March 2024
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WCIV

“From 2021, looking into the current day, we've seen an increase in our costs related to birth control to the tune of about 30%.”


New Morning fights rising health costs for fair contraception access in SC by Richard Wright Feb 2024
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WCSC

“When we think about 450,000 women…that’s one in every three women in South Carolina that we have been able to serve.”


Nonprofit manages statewide contraceptive access program Sarah Kelley interview on WCSC Feb 2024
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The Post and Courier

“It’s time for the South to change our narrative and lead a new era of progress on maternal and infant health.”


How to solve the South’s maternal health and infant mortality crises by Tiffany Byrd and Anne Graham Masters Jan 2024
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The State

“To continue bringing affordable birth control to women across the state, we need to invest in contraceptive access programs, year-in and year-out.”


Nikki Haley is right about contraception. by Bonnie Kapp Sept 2023
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Statehouse Report

“To improve outcomes for mothers and infants, women and their partners must be empowered to plan for and time their pregnancies.”


S.C. is challenged, but not helpless on maternal care by Bonnie Kapp Sept 2023
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The New York Times

“Last month, the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld a six-week abortion ban, following 21 other states that have moved to restrict abortion or ban it entirely. Amid these restrictions, Republicans, especially Republican women, have expressed their support for contraception.”


Public Funding for Birth Control by Bonnie Kapp Sept 2023
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American Evaluation Association

“Hello! My name is Kate Satterfield, and I’m the Deputy Director, Evaluation and Systems Improvement at New Morning, a non-profit that promotes equitable access to contraception in South Carolina. Our flagship program began in 2017 and comprises a network of more than 70 health systems (“partners”) across the state, granted funds to improve the quality of care and provide contraceptive methods regardless of patients’ ability to pay.”


Internal Evaluation TIG Week: Meeting the Moment: Stages of Relationship-Building in Ongoing Internal Evaluation by Kate Satterfield by Kate Satterfield and Elizabeth DiLuzio Apr 2023
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Motivated Woman

“For some young girls and women in South Carolina, access to reproductive care is limited or simply unavailable, leaving them powerless to make the best decisions for their own personal health or the well-being of their family.”


The Power to Choose Well – New Morning Empowers Women and Families Through Reproductive Health Education and Contraceptive Care Programs by Elizabeth Mosely-Hawkins Feb 2023
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Science Direct

“Almost half of all pregnancies are unintended. Future nurse practitioners (NPs) need long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) training. The purpose of this project was to increase LARC and reproductive health education to NP students at four public colleges of nursing.”


Hands-On Experience With Long-Acting Reversible Contraception for Nurse Practitioner Students by Tracy George, Deborah Hopla, Nathaniel Bell, Catherine O. Durham, Sheryl Mitchell, Stephanie Burgess, Lisa Miller, Angie Olawsky Sept 2022
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American Journal of Public Health

“We describe the implementation of Choose Well (CW), a statewide contraceptive access initiative ongoing in South Carolina, and the external evaluation of CW conducted at East Tennessee State University. The evaluation is well positioned to advance the evidence base surrounding contraceptive access initiatives, particularly given the uniqueness of CW in the southeastern United States.”


South Carolina’s Choose Well Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy: Rationale, Implementation Design, and Evaluation Methodology by Michael G. Smith, Dr, PH, Nathan Hale, PhD, Sarah Kelley, MSW, MPH, Katherine Satterfield, MPH, Kate E. Beatty, PhD, and Amal J. Khoury, PhD June 2022
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The Island News

“A Columbia-based nonprofit organization is working with the Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (BJHCHS) to ensure birth control access to all women in southeastern South Carolina.”


Health organizations partner to provide improved access to birth control by Tony Kukulich April 2022
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The Sun News

“One of the Grand Strand’s largest medical providers is keeping up with meteoric post-pandemic demand for birth control products thanks to its unique partnership with a Columbia nonprofit.”


Little River Medical Center seeing rise in post-pandemic demand for birth control by Adam Benson April 2022
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The Sumter Item

“The partnership between New Morning and Tandem, a federally qualified health center, has existed since 2017 to provide access to birth control.”


Tandem Health partnership expands access to birth control in Sumter by Kayla Green March 2022
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The Post and Courier

“Since 2018, ReGenesis has partnered with New Morning Foundation, a nonprofit in Columbia S.C. that houses a program called Choose Well — an initiative to increase access to contraceptive services across South Carolina.”


$250K Grant Helps Spartanburg’s ReGenesis Health Care Add Mobile Medical Center by Asia Rollins Oct 2021
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The Post and Courier

“The organization and more than 100 participating clinics have provided free contraceptive services to more than 300,000 women in the South Carolina.”


SC Nonprofit Provides No-cost Birth Control to More Than 300,000 Women by Zharia Jeffries Oct 2021
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The Femtastic Podcast

“What if we made birth control available at little to no cost in every community, in every county, for every person with a uterus in South Carolina, regardless of health insurance coverage?”


The Largest Contraceptive Access Program in the Country by Katie Breen Sept 2021
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Health Magazine

“You can still get necessary scans, routine tests, and primary and emergency care, even without health insurance—or if your coverage is lacking. Here’s how.


How to Get Mammograms and Other Crucial Tests if You Don’t Have Insurance by Jennifer Chesak Jun 2021
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The Post and Courier

“A South Carolina nonprofit that built a birth control access program is running short of funding and wants the state to step in to keep it going.”


A Birth Control Program Secures Access to Thousands in SC. It’s About to Run Out of Money. by Mary Katherine Wildeman Nov 2020
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The State

“We must reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in our state.”


Providing More Access to Birth Control will Reduce Abortions in South Carolina by Bonnie Kapp Oct 2020
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The New York Times

“Clues from the state with the biggest recent decline”


How to Reduce Abortions by David Leonhardt Oct 2019
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An unrestricted gift to New Morning supports birth control access and contraceptive services for all women in South Carolina. Your support will further fuel this movement and help provide the transformative reproductive healthcare services that measurably improve people’s lives, especially those who are economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable. Together, we can take a stand for all women.