BUT WILL HER OWN PARTY SUPPORT HER?
S.C. governor Nikki Haley refuses to defund government-subsidized abortion provider Planned Parenthood, so one GOP member of the S.C. House of Representatives has decided to take matters into her own hands.
S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks – who has been leading the legislative response to Planned Parenthood’s gruesome fetal body parts scandal – has introduced a bill which would cut all government funding to abortion providers. Hicks’ bill, dubbed the “Defunding the Abortion Industry and Advancing Women’s Health Act,” would expressly “defund Planned Parenthood and prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to perform abortions or any abortion-related activities in South Carolina.”
The legislation is being cosponsored by S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas – who tapped Hicks earlier this year to play a lead role on this issue.
Unfortunately, Lucas’ minions weren’t inclined to support Hicks in her efforts … as we exclusively reported on here. So it’s not entirely clear whether his co-sponsorship of this legislation means anything.
Either way we support Hicks’ bill … and would encourage all lawmakers who claim to be “pro-life” to do the same.
Of course as we’ve seen in previous legislative battles, the definition of “pro-life” in South Carolina is … well, complicated.