Charleston, S.C., Aug 27, 2017 / 04:06 am
In an executive order issued Aug. 25, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster directed state agencies to stop funding abortion clinics including Planned Parenthood.
"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.
"Taxpayer dollars must not directly or indirectly subsidize abortion providers like Planned Parenthood."
Citing 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 stop all forms of funding to any practice affiliated with an abortion clinic.