State of South Carolina Archives: on Abortion


Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Protect reproductive rights

Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website GloriaForUSSenate.com Feb 9, 2020

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, PopeForCongress.com 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 HenryMcMaster.com 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, JoyceDickersonSC.com 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, BradHutto.com 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.

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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

James Emerson Smith: Limit abortion to first trimester, or incest/rape situations

Source: VoteSmart S.C. 2004 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

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Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
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Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

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Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
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Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
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