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SC Abortion Count Released




|| By FITSNEWS || The government-subsidized Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) performed fifty-eight abortions in 2014, according to data released by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).

Wait … aren’t tax dollars not supposed to subsidize abortions?  Especially the sort of late-term abortions typically performed in a hospital setting?

All told, 5,714 abortions were performed in South Carolina last year – including 1,645 abortions at facilities run by Planned Parenthood.  The national abortion provider – which was recently implicated in gruesome scam involving the harvesting and sale of body parts from aborted fetuses – receives hundreds of millions of dollars in government funding each year.

Multiple leaders at the state and federal level are pushing to have Planned Parenthood defunded and investigated.

Other leaders?  Not so much … 

The South Carolina abortion data was provided in a letter (.pdf HERE) to S.C. Rep. Garry Smith of Greenville, S.C. after SCDHEC declined to make it available to a pro-life organization.

That group – S.C. Citizens for Life – says the information it requested was initially “denied without explanation.”

SCDHEC also previously refused to release information regarding which hospitals performed abortions – although its new director Catherine Heigel said in her letter to Smith that the agency would “include this identifying information in future reports.”