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Statement by Governor Henry McMaster on Trump Administration's New Title X Rule Regarding Abortion Providers 

 

5/18/2018 

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's new rule on Title X regarding funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. 

 

"President Trump’s executive action today reaffirms our belief that taxpayer dollars must not directly or indirectly subsidize abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. That’s why last year I directed state agencies to stop providing state or local funds to abortion clinics.

 

There are a variety of agencies, clinics, and medical entities in South Carolina that receive taxpayer funding to offer important women's health and family planning services without performing abortions.”

 

A copy of the executive order can be found on the governor's website.

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