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Time for Columbia, school districts to sue the out-of-control, tyrannical South Carolina state government

School for much of South Carolina, including for almost all of the remainder of the Aiken Area, starts on Monday.

And the tyrannical state government has given Columbia until 5:00 pm EDT today to remove its mandate and all options for masks in school, the only source of protection from COVID Delta for those 0-11 years old.

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Senator Mia McLeod is running for governor

Columbia — Senator Mia McLeod is running for the governorship of South Carolina.

The Bennettsville-born state Senator is vying to become the first African-American governor in the state and the first African-American woman governor in any state.

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South Carolina state Senate rejects permitless carry

Columbia — It was unexpected, but South Carolina can breathe a sigh of relief.

The South Carolina state Senate rejected permitless open carry by three votes. The final vote was 25-21. Twenty-eight votes were needed to pass this vulgar, indecent bill that came out of nowhere late last month.

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Openly carrying guns is the epitome of the destruction of morality and society in America

Once again, South Carolina continues the path of destruction of all morals in promoting the immoral gun culture.

A bill introduced this week would allow for anyone with a permit to open carry firearms and flaunt them around children, scarring them for life.

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Frowning Faces, Ugly Places: Unconstitutional bill banning abortion signed into law – pro-freedom groups sue five seconds later

Columbia — It is no longer a great day in South Carolina.

Instead, it is an awful day in the state.

Henry McMaster, as promised, signed a totally unconstitutional bill banning abortion into law at about 13:25.

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Alan Wilson: municipalities and counties in South Carolina can require masks

Columbia — The South Carolina Attorney General has spoken on the requirement to wear a mask.

Alan Wilson said that the state actually allows for towns, cities and counties to pass ordinances requiring masks when out in public. There’s no laws requiring social distancing in any US state.

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Camden set to outlaw plastic bags

Camden — Plastic bags in stores will be a thing of the past come Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Kershaw County’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Senator Mia McLeod wants the state to (rightfully) reimburse pregnant people for being forced (or coerced) to give birth

Columbia — A bill that’s been prefiled for the 2020 state legislative session aims to force anti-choice politicians walk the walk instead of just talking the talk.

S. 928, prefiled by state Senator Mia McLeod, would reimburse pregnant people who were forced or coerced into giving birth. Read the rest of this entry »

The South Carolina Senate is trying to push through an unconstitutional total ban on abortion with unprecedented out-of-session move

Columbia — If the GOP is in charge, chances are there’s always something sneaky going on.

Case in point: the South Carolina Senate. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Josiah Magnuson, the man who wants government to control all South Carolinians with personhood bill

Columbia — The 2019 legislative session is upon us and it is not good news at all for anyone who cares about liberty.

Already, a Campobello Republican, Josiah Magnuson, prefiled a bill that would basically turn pregnant people into the property of the state of South Carolina.

Speaking to the Spartanburg GOP earlier this month, he said, “The Personhood Act will define life at conception so that all humans are protected under state law, regardless of age.”

The bill would, much like Ohio’s recently vetoed bill, prosecute women for having abortions and miscarriages.

As Vicki Ringer tweeted, there are a quartet of Dems cosponsoring this unconstitutional bill.

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What part of get the government out of women’s lives do these arrogant politicians like Magnuson not understand?

What part of “Stop the Bans” do South Carolina politicians not get?

When will people who can not get pregnant stop trying to dictate pregnant people’s lives?

Pregnant people’s lives matter far more than that of a fetus. And furthermore, South Carolina was recently named the Worst State to Be a Woman.

Yes. The Worst State to Be a Woman due to anti-choice laws like this one.

These busybodies need to mind their own business. Kill this bill in the upcoming session on January 8, 2019!

Republicans call for special order to ban second trimester abortions

Columbia — The party of big intrusive government is at it again in the state legislature.

This time, the Republicans want to ban abortions in the second trimester.

According to Planned Parenthood South Atlantic South Carolina president Vicki Ringer, the GOP called for a special order on H. 3548, a bill that passed the House under regular rules in the winter because the GOP hates women.

Imagine if these arrogant politicians dictated to doctors how to perform open heart surgery or a colonoscopy, both of which are much more dangerous for women than abortion.

And conservatives ever wonder why no self-respecting woman will ever vote for them.

Let’s send H. 3548 to its graveyard. Call your state Senator or text 50409 to the Resistbot to find your state Senators and demand they vote no on H. 3548!

South Carolina House introduces bill to ban Medicaid patients from receiving health care

Columbia — The South Carolina House of Representatives have introduced another bill that would essentially ban Medicaid patients from receiving any kind of health care.

The bill is known as H. 4491, and it defunds the only health care provider in the state that accepts Medicaid patients, Planned Parenthood. If H. 4491 is passed into law, there will be absolutely no alternatives for Medicaid patients in South Carolina for health care.

Vicki Ringer, the director of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic South Carolina, writes:

Attention : major announcement for tomorrow morning March 7 th :
Friends, the House Judiciary Subcommittee is holding a hearing tomorrow morning at 9 am in Room 516 of the Blatt Building on the State House grounds (it’s between the Gressette Building and Pendleton Street). The bill is H. 4491 which prevents patients on Medicaid from coming to abortion clinics for pap smears, breast exams, birth control, STD testing and treatment, cancer screenings and other health care. This is the “defund Planned Parenthood” bill.

It has absolutely no impact on the number of abortions performed because state and federal law already prohibit funding for abortion. And though the bill says it affects abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood is the only one affected because we’re the only one which accepts Medicaid.

We really need people who will testify so we can fill the agenda and perhaps slow down a vote or prevent a vote tomorrow.

You don’t need any facts or statistics. Just talk about how politicians are interfering with women’s health care choices, taking away women’s option to go to an already trusted health care provider, making it more difficult for low income women to seek care, hurting women over and over again. It’s getting really tiring having to constantly defend our basic rights to care. Legislators have decided that they haven’t punished us enough this year.

Please come tomorrow and show your support AGAIN for our reproductive rights in SC.

Please forward this to all your networks and contacts. Share on social media. Post on Facebook. Let’s fill the room again!

Thank you so much!

Vicki

With the state being much worse off now than it was in 1986, waging a War on South Carolina Women is what this crooked conservative state does best.

November 6, where are you?

h/t Elaine Cooper

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