WILL IT DO ANYTHING THIS TIME?
Remember the S.C. House of Representatives committee charged with “investigating” Planned Parenthood in the Palmetto State?
You’re forgiven if you can’t recall …
Like most of the “pro-life” movement in South Carolina, this committee – appointed by liberal S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas – did absolutely nothing. How come? Probably because Lucas put a fellow liberal, S.C. Rep. Gary Clary of Anderson, S.C., in charge of the panel.
Clary “opposed this investigation from the beginning,” according to one of his colleagues.
The only state legislator who has consistently and aggressively fought against Planned Parenthood’s fetal body parts holocaust? S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks of Spartanburg – who has also been leading the opposition to controversial refugee resettlements supported by S.C. governor Nikki Haley.
Imagine that … a “Republican” actually standing for the GOP platform. Crazy, huh?
Yup. GOP lawmakers who do what they say they’re going to do are regularly called “crazy” in Columbia, S.C.
Hicks, incidentally, is leading the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in South Carolina – and while her legislation is supported by Lucas, it’s not clear whether the Speaker is serious about the issue or just playing politics.
Guess we’ll find out when lawmakers reconvene next week at the S.C. State House.
As for Clary, his committee is meeting again … also next week (.pdf notice here).
Will it do anything this time?
We’re not holding our breath …
Lawmakers should not waste taxpayer time or money on pointless committee hearings. They should, however, unite around Hicks’ bill.
Stop talking, start acting.