South Carolina Governor Blocks Funding to Abortion Providers

In the latest attack on abortion access, South Carolina joins a long list of states who have attempted to pass legislation or set up obstacles for individuals trying to access abortion services. Last week, South Carolina Governor Henry McMasters signed an executive order that bans funding of any non-profit organization or practitioner that offers abortion services. The executive order bars the funding of abortion providers by state and local resources and will undoubtedly limit the number of people who will receive abortion procedures or preventative care at these facilities. According to many reproductive rights advocates, this executive order is a pointed attack on Planned Parenthood, which has three clinics in the state. The Los Angeles Times reports that Governor McMasters said in a statement that “taxpayer dollars must not directly or indirectly subsidize abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.” Governor McMaster’s executive order follows the most recent rollback on Title X funding protections by the Trump Administration.  After Trump’s inauguration, the House and Senate, using the Congressional Review Act, repealed a rule put in place by the Obama administration in December that blocked states from cutting off Title X funding to women’s health clinics that provide abortion services. Title X of the […]

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