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Washington, D.C. — Today, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president of the United States. Jenny Lawson, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, issued the following statement: 

“It’s been over a month since Tim Scott launched his exploratory committee for president and he still can’t get his answer on abortion straight. He continues to butcher and fumble his way through this primary, refusing to be straightforward with the American people. But we’ve got his number: He wants to ban abortion nationwide and knows that while his extreme position puts him in lock-step with his primary opponents, it’s far from what voters want. South Carolinians and the overwhelming majority of Americans support abortion rights. Tim Scott is going to find out the hard way at the ballot box.”

Last month, Senator Scott said ​​“If I were president of the United States, I would literally sign the most conservative pro-life legislation that they can get through Congress.” 


Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure political committee registered with the Federal Election Commission