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Statement from Vicki Ringer, South Carolina Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic

“The filibuster and debate regarding the ban on safe and legal abortion yesterday painted a stark contrast in leadership and priorities in the South Carolina Senate, and we could not be prouder of our women’s health champions.

“It is shameful that some lawmakers prioritize their extreme political agenda to restrict women’s access to health care, but yesterday’s events proved that there are strong leaders in our state who are willing to put the people of South Carolina above politics.

“We are disappointed in the anti-women’s health politicians who demonstrated complete disregard for the real-world circumstances that women and their families face throughout this session and in yesterday’s debate. We commend the legislative allies who stood up for all women and families on the Senate floor yesterday to make clear that reproductive health care decisions must be made by women and their doctors- not by politicians.”