State of South Carolina Archives: on Abortion

Tommy Pope: 100% pro-life, period

He is 100% pro-life, period. As a father and husband, Tommy will fight for traditional values in Washington and supports cutting off abortionists like Planned Parenthood from federal funding. Tommy opposes using our tax dollars to take innocent lives.
Source: 2017 S.C. House campaign website, May 16, 2017

Henry McMaster: Human life begins at conception

Henry McMaster has always believed that human life begins at conception and should be protected from conception to natural death. Henry will be a pro-life governor. In 1986, Henry became the first candidate ever endorsed by South Carolina Citizens for Life. As South Carolina Republican Party state chairman, Henry McMaster ensured that the pro-life plank in the state and national party platform was never undermined.
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website Jan 11, 2017

Joyce Dickerson: Women should have the right to family planning

She believes that women should have the right to family planning. It is intrusive for political advocate groups to fight against a woman's right to choose.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, Oct 9, 2014

Brad Hutto: Empower women to make reproductive health decisions

Women's Health: Government should not dictate health decisions for women in this country. Brad believes women should be empowered to consult with their families, healthcare providers, and religious advisors to make reproductive health decisions. Women do not need Washington politicians like Lindsey Graham telling them what to do.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, Jun 25, 2014

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Pro-choice

The candidates differed over issues such as immigration reform, the federal health care overhaul and abortion during the debate sponsored by the Patch news service, the South Carolina Radio Network and Charleston television station WCBD. [Sanford is pro-life].
Source: Post-Bulletin on 2013 S.C. House Dist. 1 debate Apr 29, 2013

Alvin Greene: Pro-choice; but no federal subsidies

Q: Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?

A: Pro-choice.

Q: Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?

A: Yes.

Q: Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?

A: Yes.

Q: Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?

A: Yes.

Q: Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?

A: Yes.


Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

Alvin Greene: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

Q: Do you support federal funding for embryonic stem cell research?

A: Yes.

Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

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