Supreme Court Denies South Carolina Petition for Hearing on Defunding Planned Parenthood

Supreme Court Denies South Carolina Petition for Hearing on Defunding Planned Parenthood


South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s (R) attempt to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear a case that could end Medicaid funding to the state’s Planned Parenthood affiliates and other abortion providers met with a rejection by the High Court on Tuesday.

South Carolina has two Planned Parenthood clinics, one in Charleston and one in Columbia.

McMaster spokesman Brian Symmes told the Charlotte Observer the governor is committed to ending taxpayer funding of abortions:

The governor was certainly hoping the Supreme Court would hear the case, but his resolve to make sure no taxpayer dollars either directly or indirectly subsidize abortions in South Carolina is steadfast. This isn’t over. We will continue to appeal the decision on the merits to the appellate court and beyond, if necessary.

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The case is expected to return to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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