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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has banned abortion providers from the list of his state’s Medicaid providers.
In an executive order Friday, the Republican governor noted, “The preservation of life is the ultimate right to be protected and necessarily includes the life of unborn children,” and that “the payment of taxpayer funds to abortion clinics, for any purpose, results in the subsidy of abortion and the denial of the right to life.”
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Additionally, South Carolina “also recognizes that the availability of women’s health and family planning services is important in providing for healthy families and children,” the order says, and that the state’s health agency “expends taxpayer dollars to pay for health care services, including family planning services.”
“Although the state should not contract with abortion clinics for family planning services, the state also should not deny South Carolinians’ access to necessary medical care and important women’s health and family planning services, which are provided by a variety of other non-governmental entities and governmental agencies,” McMaster said in his order Friday.
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Federally qualified healthcare facilities in South Carolina that accept Medicaid as payment and provide more expansive services than abortion clinics can be accessed at getyourcare.org.
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