Columbia, SC – Representative Bakari Sellers, the author of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Act (H. 4497), condemned Governor Haley for vetoing a common-sense bill that she once co-sponsored when she was in the House. Representative Sellers released the following statement in response to the Governor’s veto:
“With this veto, Nikki Haley has confirmed everyone’s suspicions that she puts her own selfish political ambitions ahead of the people of South Carolina. This bill had bi-partisan support and gives optional education and preventative vaccines to adolescents in an effort to thwart cervical cancer. This is a common sense approach to a very serious problem. To call this measure unnecessary is demeaning and insulting to the heroic women who fight this cancer everyday. I am deeply disappointed that politics once again has prevailed over womens health.”
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