SC Rep On Abortion Clinics: “We Will Shut Them Down”

LAWMAKER SAYS PRO-CHOICE SUPPORTERS ARE HYPOCRITES WHEN IT COMES TO “WOMEN’S HEALTH” || By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep Donna Hicks isn’t happy … The Upstate lawmaker – one of several legislators who requested an audit of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)’s abortion monitoring program – believes…


|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep Donna Hicks isn’t happy …

The Upstate lawmaker – one of several legislators who requested an audit of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)’s abortion monitoring program – believes three South Carolina abortion providers are operating outside the law.

Specifically, Hicks cited an audit finding which suggested 471 abortions were not reported to SCDHEC over a five-year period.  She also noted one report which referenced finding an “intubation tube for a baby on it.”

“It’s illegal to perform an abortion at a clinic past fourteen weeks,” she said.  “That tube indicates a reason to further inspect that clinic for other potential serious violations.”

Hicks is vowing such inspections will take place … and that abortion providers will be shut down if they are found to be in non-compliance.

“I will pursue a rigorous follow up with (state regulators) to make sure these clinics are crossing every ‘T’ and dotting every ‘I,’ otherwise, we will close them,” she said.

According to Hicks, who is pro-life, there is a fundamental hypocrisy at work in the pro-choice movement.

“All I hear from Planned Parenthood, ACLU and other pro-choice advocates is that they are concerned for women’s health; yet, when inspected recently, the three abortion clinics in South Carolina failed miserably to reach adequate health standards or be able to prove they are properly following state regulations,” Hicks said.

SCDHEC was dealing with the systemic failure of its health care regulatory function prior to the arrival of Catherine Templeton in 2012.  This failure wasn’t just limited to abortion clinics, either – it extended to hospitals, nursing homes and other treatment facilities.  In cooperation with health care industry partners, Templeton launched a long-overdue review of SCDHEC’s antiquated regulatory policies and established a revamped fee system for funding the its regulatory responsibilities.


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sparklecity May 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm

I see a spike in airplane tickets to Mexico or Jamaica, a visit “down the valley road” to “Granny So & So” and increased travel to New England for some South Carolina females of child bearing demographic in the near future………………
Then again, if Rep Hicks is serious, she could legislate that stations be established at the South Carolina state line and at airports,bus & train stations to make every woman between the ages of 12 – 50 years old submit to a pregnancy test or quick physical exam………….
Wouldn’t take long, those “piss & see” pregnancy tests only take a few minutes and even less for a quick check for a “baby bump”

Guest May 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Or she could adopt all the kids. Problem solved

Oliver Twist May 6, 2015 at 12:17 pm

How many kids have you adopted?

staffer May 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm

None but I’m not forcing strangers to have babies either.

Bible Thumper May 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Once you are pregnant, you already have a baby.
It take force to end the pregnancy. it’s the pro abortionists that advocate force.

mamatiger92 May 6, 2015 at 12:55 pm


Guest May 6, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Staffer, gave you the answer

Right of Right May 6, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Was it Ronald Reagan who observed that most advocates of abortion have already been born?

mamatiger92 May 6, 2015 at 2:01 pm

I think it was SNL who observed that if men could get pregnant, abortion clinics would be like Starbucks. There would be 2 on every block and 4 in every airport.

Bible Thumper May 6, 2015 at 2:03 pm

“if men could get pregnant?”
Don’t worry. It’s coming.
Actually, It’s already here.

No American Taliban May 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm

There’s a “fundamental hypocrisy at work” in calling yourself “pro-life” when you are pro-death penalty and pro-bombing other countries. So let’s call Hicks what she is: Pro-forced birth.

Ed May 6, 2015 at 2:07 pm

You took the words right out of my brain.

Bible Thumper May 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm

So, you must be pro-abortion, for the death penalty and for bombing other countries. You’re not a hypocrite. But if you’re for abortion and against the other two, you are a hypocrite. Just following your own logic.

LD May 6, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Not “pro-abortion”, but “pro-choice”. There is a difference. Your interpretation of logic is seriously flawed. But I’d give you thumbs up if you cared about the babies after they were born.

Bible Thumper May 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm

You and Taliban’s views are repeated so often without even thinking. It is easier to call someone a “hypocrite” or say their “interpretation of logic is seriously flawed” and not bother to offer any explanation.

First, you feel uncomfortable defending abortion. You erroneously lump the pro-life with death penalty and bombing advocates and attack them. That way the issue is diverted from abortion.

You make a big mistake by connecting the issues of abortion, capital punishment and waging war. The obvious connection they have is that all three involve killing. By making that connection, you admit that abortion is killing.

With the words “illogical and hypocrite” you try to sweep under the rug the obvious difference between abortion, capital punishment and war. The difference is that no one disputes the innocence of the unborn child.

LD May 7, 2015 at 9:36 am

First of all, you don’t have a clue as to what I think or how I think. If I was involved with the individuals deciding on an abortion, the choice would be difficult, but that is my decision to make– not yours. I don’t believe life begins at conception, I believe it begins when the fetus can survive outside the womb.
I did notice you didn’t make any reference to caring for the babies after they were born.
I don’t connect the issues of abortion, capital punishment and waging war, but since you brought it up. My problem with capital punishment is– the right verdict isn’t always made. It’s a game with the prosecutors and police to “win” at all costs, stretching the facts to make it fit. But some criminals do deserve to die, but who are we to judge. Not to mention the wasted dollars in pursuing the death penalty.
Waging war is waste of taxpayer dollars. It’s one thing to defend our country. It’s another to impose our will on others, which is why the middle east is a mess.

Bible Thumper May 7, 2015 at 10:05 am

“I don’t believe life begins at conception, I believe it begins when the fetus can survive outside the womb.”

I take that statement as progress. With modern medicine a fetus can survive at about 20 weeks after conception. So you believe life begins at 20 weeks. It seems odd to define life based on the progress of science. Perhaps in the future a fetus can survive at sixteen weeks.

As for babies after they are born, the infant mortality rate in the US is about 6 per thousand. I support any effort to reduce it any further, but compared with about 180 abortions per thousand pregnancies and 200 miscarriages, a lot more progress can be made in those areas.

LD May 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

We do have some common ground. I have no issue with banning abortions after 16-20 weeks of pregnancy. I have a problem with banning abortions and/or making the women jump through hoops to have one if that is their CHOICE prior to 16 weeks, 20 weeks or whatever reasonable time frame.
I’m not a doctor or a scientist, but if you say they can survive at 20 weeks ok.
The meaning of after the children are born doesn’t relate to infant mortality. Most here (in SC) don’t care about providing a quality education, providing necessary nutrional support, etc. Kids have no control over their parents, but receive the brunt of the legislation against benefits while the top 1% of taxpayers receive tax cut after tax cut after tax cut.

Bible Thumper May 7, 2015 at 6:55 pm
Most courts define viability at about 25 weeks. The article just published is based on a New England Journal of Medicine article on survival rates and out comes at 22 weeks.

GrandTango May 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Killers DESERVE the death Penalty. The fact that so many are walking..and not executed, we’re living in a violent barbaric society, thanks to fools like you. You have BLOOD all over your hands…

Also: Babies have done Nothing that gives you the right to slurp them into a flesh-blender…Dumb@$$…

And: You do know Truman, a Democrat, killed more people than anyone else in the history of the world…with 2 bombs…

So you’re talking out of both sides of your @$$…

Learn your history..then come back… you F*#king idiot….

Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 6, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Nailed it.

If only t-baggers cared for people as much post womb as they do in the womb.

sparklecity May 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm

The only group who are not hypocrits on the subject of “pro-life” are the Quakers.

Richard Nixon May 7, 2015 at 9:33 pm

Thank you! That’s what I’ve been telling everyone all along.

Rocky May 6, 2015 at 3:50 pm

“471 abortions were not reported” – well, yeah, but those were for daughters of State Reps, State Senators and a bunch of preachers up in Greeneville, Spartanburg and Lexington. And let’s not forget the ones for the little wealthy girls going to Clemson.

daddy,where r u? May 7, 2015 at 7:54 am

You are on here 24/7.Maybe it was one of your daughters and you just ain’t found out yet?

Lies and the Lying Liars May 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm


If some woman wants an abortion she can get one.

Nothing this dumb bitch,these Republican clowns ,or their guru Pat Robertson can do about it.

Too bad,so sad!

Jonny Logic May 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm

So if the legislature doesn’t ‘cross every ‘T’ and dot every I’ can we close it, too. Sounds only fair to someone who is all about freedom.

Margaret Sanger May 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm

This is disappointing news. If they close the abortion clinics we’ll have more generational welfare blacks on our hands.

Jonny Logic May 6, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Yes, because we know its only blacks that are on welfare. And medicare. And unemployment. And get tax breaks for high income. And social security.

Margaret Sanger May 6, 2015 at 10:38 pm

It’s not that only blacks are on welfare, and the rest, it’s that per capita they utilize the safety net and abortion clinics more than any other race.

That’s why I’m for keeping the abortion clinics open.

Jonny Logic May 7, 2015 at 9:05 am

OHHH, the ‘per capita’ argument. Anything that makes you feel better at night, and more superior.

Margaret Sanger May 7, 2015 at 10:24 am

I’m sorry the facts make you feel the need to lash out.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 6, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Annnnnnd…there’s the racism. I was starting to get worried I would go more than one story on Fits without some good old fashioned bigotry thrown in.

Limbaughsapisahomo May 6, 2015 at 10:20 pm

No daddy?

Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 6, 2015 at 11:56 pm

Unlike Bristol Palin’s kid…I have a daddy thank you.


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