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RLCSC Urges SC Senate to Remove Taxpayer Funded Abortions from Budget

CHARLESTON, SC – The Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina Board of Directors has released the following statement regarding the budget unanimously approved by the South Carolina House of Representatives on March 14, 2012 by a vote of 115-0:

“The abortion issue is one that has divided Americans for at least the last generation and we understand and respect that reasonable people can have different views of the issue; however, we firmly disagree with taxpayers being forced to pay for abortions that they do not agree with.”

“Part 1B, Section 80c.1 of H. 4813 includes a provision requiring taxpayers to pay for state employees to have abortions in certain circumstances including rape and incest. While some, even in the pro-life movement, may find those exceptions to be merited, we believe that taxpayers should not be forced to pay for this procedure against their conscience.”

“Senator Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson) noted that ‘not a single Representative bothered to speak up for the taxpayer having to pay […] to abort perfectly innocent children.’”

“The Republican Liberty Caucus applauds Sen. Bryant  for vowing to oppose this provision as the Senate debates the budget. The RLCSC is prepared to work to expose this issue to public scrutiny in the hope that it will be debated, discussed, and rectified as the budget approval process moves on.”


The Republican Liberty Caucus is a nationwide grassroots organization which promotes individual liberty, limited government, and free market economics within the Republican Party. You can find more information about the Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina at

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