South Carolina Governor Boldly Defunds Planned Parenthood

Recently, South Carolina’s governor, Henry McMaster, issued an executive order that blocks taxpayer dollars from going to any health care clinics that perform abortions. “Taxpayer dollars must not directly or indirectly subsidize abortion providers like Planned Parenthood,” said Gov. McMaster.

The order also directs South Carolina’s Health and Human Services Department to request a waiver from the federal government that would allow the department to stop funding abortion through the state’s Medicaid provider network. The governor is also making available a list of all qualified non-abortion women’s health and family planning providers operating within a 25-mile radius of any abortion clinic that is excluded from the state’s Medicaid provider network.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Antony List, praised the Palmetto State’s decision. “We thank Governor McMaster for acting to ensure taxpayers fund comprehensive primary and preventative care for women and families, not abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood. Abortion is not health care,” she said.

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