SCCL President receives prestigious Carroll Campbell Courage in Leadership Award

By South Carolina Citizens for Life Lisa Van Riper, the president of South Carolina Citizens for Life, received the Carroll Campbell Courage in Leadership Award Monday night at the Greenville, S.C., County Republican Convention. The award, named for the late South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell, a staunchly pro-life leader, is given for pro-life advocacy at …

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LIFEPAC Endorsed Dwight Loftis Wins Special Election for SC Senate Seat 6

By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life COLUMBIA, S.C. –In a landslide victory, Dwight Loftis, long-time pro-life member of the SC House of Representatives, won Tuesday’s special election to the SC Senate for District six. Endorsed by LIFEPAC, he will fill the Senate seat left vacant when former State Senator William Timmons …

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South Carolina Citizens for Life unveils redesigned “Choose Life” vehicle license plate

By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through September 7. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. South …

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S.C. Governor promises to contest judge’s decision blocking state from barring taxpayer funds from going to abortion providers

By Dave Andrusko Last month NRL News Today reported that South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, reiterating the state’s “strong culture and longstanding tradition of protecting and defending the life and liberty of unborn children,” had ordered the Department of Health and Human Services “to take all necessary actions to exclude abortion clinics from receiving taxpayer …

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South Carolina will vigorously defend pro-life executive order against Planned Parenthood’s latest lawsuit

By Dave Andrusko On July 13, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, reiterating the state’s “strong culture and longstanding tradition of protecting and defending the life and liberty of unborn children,” ordered the Department of Health and Human Services “to take all necessary actions to exclude abortion clinics from receiving taxpayer funds for any purpose.” The …

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South Carolina Citizens for Life Commends Gov. McMaster for Continuing to Defund Abortion in SC

By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life (COLUMBIA, S.C. Friday, July 13) — South Carolina Citizens for Life, the oldest and largest single-issue pro-life organization in South Carolina, today commended Gov. Henry McMaster for continuing to defund abortion on demand in our state. In his executive order 2018-21 issued today, Gov. McMaster …

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“He will be missed”: Pro-life champion Greg Delleney retires from SC Legislature

By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life (COLUMBIA, S.C., Thursday, May 10, 2018) –Pro-Life champion Representative Greg Delleney, R-Chester, Chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee, tearfully bid farewell to the South Carolina General Assembly Thursday afternoon after 27 years in the House of Representatives. He received three standing ovations during his …

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South Carolina and dismemberment abortions

Editor’s note. The following statement was issued by South Carolina Citizens for Life, following Thursday’s vote in the state Senate. A proposal to ban dismemberment abortions lost out for reasons explained below. South Carolina would have been the tenth state to ban these hideous abortions. The South Carolina Senate effectively killed the bill to outlaw …

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Abortions Decline in South Carolina More than 10% in 2017

Overall drop of more than 63% since 1988 By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life COLUMBIA, S.C. –Abortions occurring in South Carolina in 2017 declined by more than 10% from 2016, according to provisional data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control[DHEC]. The number of abortions for 2017 is …

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S.C. Senate Medical Affairs Advances Ban on Dismemberment Abortion

By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life (COLUMBIA, S.C., March 1) The South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee today moved the bill to ban dismemberment abortions on to the full Senate. By a party line vote of 9-6, H3548 received a favorable report without amendments and will move now to the Senate …

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Ban on Dismemberment abortions Advances in Senate Medical Affairs Committee

South Carolina GOP Urges Passage By Holly Gatling Last year, the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion (H3548) passed the South Carolina House by an overwhelming, bi-partisan vote of 89-17. On February 15 it passed the Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee by a 3-2 vote along party lines. The bill would outlaw the savage procedure of …

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Dismemberment Abortion Ban Clears First Hurdle in the S.C. Senate Subcommittee

By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 15) — The bill to outlaw dismemberment abortions on living unborn children cleared its first hurdle in the South Carolina Senate today, giving hope that the measure can be signed into law in 2018. Gov. Henry McMaster has said he will sign …

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