‘The White Males Have Lost’: South Carolina Republicans Block Proposed State Abortion Ban, Threaten Filibuster

‘The White Males Have Lost’: South Carolina Republicans Block Proposed State Abortion Ban, Threaten Filibuster


Several Republican state senators in South Carolina blocked a proposed near total abortion ban in the state this week after at least one Republican threatened to filibuster. 

Republican State Senator Tom Davis threatened to filibuster the proposed “Human Life Protection Act,” which allowed no abortion exceptions for rape or incest. His actions effectively scuttling the legislation in the chamber, despite Republicans having a nearly 2:1 advantage in the Senate. 

Davis, who was first elected in 2009, said his daughters partly inspired him to reject the pro-life legislation. “The moment we become pregnant we lost all control over what goes on with our bodies,” Davis said his daughters told him. “I’m here to tell you I’m not going to let it happen.”

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Instead of passing the stronger ban on abortion,

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