In an unprecedented move, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has directed state agencies to cease all funding for abortion clinics in his state, including Planned Parenthood. The decision has been met with delight by pro-life campaigners.
“There are a variety of agencies, clinics, and medical entities in South Carolina that receive taxpayer funding to offer important women’s health and family planning services without performing abortions,” Gov. McMaster said, according to CNA. “Taxpayer dollars must not directly or indirectly subsidize abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.”
Pointing to South Carolina’s “strong culture and longstanding tradition of protecting and defending the life and liberty of the unborn,” the executive order instructs state agencies to immediately stop all forms of funding to any practice affiliated with an abortion clinic.
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