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SC “Republicans” Bail On Planned Parenthood Fight




At the peak of the Planned Parenthood fetal body parts holocaust, S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas tapped State Representative Donna Hicks (above) of Spartanburg to lead the legislative response to this debacle.

Hicks has done her job – and then some.  Not only that, she’s repeatedly called out politically popular governor Nikki Haley for failing to engage on this issue.

Now that liberal lawmakers are looking to turn the tables on the debate, however, Hicks finds herself a very lonely woman.

Under attack by Democrats for allegedly “fear mongering” on the issue, Hicks is receiving zero support from her “Republican” colleagues or leaders in the pro-life movement.  In fact one liberal “Republican” – S.C. Rep. Gary Clary of Pickens – went so far as to apologize to Democrats for allowing Planned Parenthood to be investigated in the first place.


Meanwhile Lucas has remained silent – allowing Clary and other liberal lawmakers to sabotage what should have been a slam dunk probe.

“No one has my back,” Hicks told us.

Even where the legislative “investigation” has borne fruit (no thanks to committee members), Lucas appears unwilling to invest any political capital in seeing it through.  In fact several GOP members of the committee are looking to quietly wrap things up without pursuing any action whatsoever against Planned Parenthood.

What a waste of time, energy and tax dollars.

“It’s like it was meant to fail,” Hicks told us.

Meanwhile Haley is still steadfastly refusing to defund Planned Parenthood in South Carolina – and her legislative aides have reportedly sought to put the kibosh on the probe given its recent implication of the S.C. Department of Corrections, one of the agencies in her cabinet.

Basically, all of these GOP leaders are paying lip service to the pro-life movement – hoping its rank-and-file members won’t notice the fact they are doing absolutely nothing of substance to advance the interests of the unborn in the Palmetto State.

Meanwhile “leaders” of the so-called pro-life movement appear perfectly content to let them continue this shell game.  And of course the mainstream media isn’t going to show genuine pro-life advocates like Hicks any love …

Hicks says she’s appalled by the lack of follow-through since she first called on the state to investigate Planned Parenthood and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).

“The legislative oversight committee did not investigate,”Hicks told us.  “They asked agencies that were likely complicit with Planned Parenthood to give a report. This was a useless exercise.  The committee wasted a good opportunity to do meaningful and real work.  When asked to step up they proved that they are not able or willing to handle the business of the people and bring transparency to a very dark issue.”

Indeed …

Hicks added that while Clary was a friend of hers and a capable legislator, he “should have never been chosen to chair this committee.”

“He opposed this investigation from the beginning,” she said.

Once again, South Carolina’s political leaders are pretending to be something they’re not – knowing they’ll never be held accountable for it because they have the pro-life “leaders” and the legacy media in their hip pockets.

What a shame …

Lucas and Haley should have taken bold, decisive action in the aftermath of the Planned Parenthood scandal.  They didn’t.  And now they are getting away with their failure to act.

Pro-lifers should be appalled.  More to the point, they should also strongly consider cancelling their donations to groups like S.C. Citizens for Life and contribute to Hicks’ campaign instead.

She seems to be the only one who cares about fighting this fight …