Thank you to all who are here today to raise our collective voices to say that the actions of Planned Parenthood, and their affiliates are inhuman, unconscionable, does not treat our most vulnerable citizens with the dignity they deserve, and will not be tolerated in South Carolina.
In response to the shocking revelations, which are not new in South Carolina, aka The Doctor Jesse Floyd tragedies of 1974 and 1992, myself and many other members of the South Carolina House of Representatives have asked the South Carolina Legislative Audit Council to conduct a very extensive review of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the Medical University of South Carolina.
I have further asked the South Carolina House of Representatives Legislative Oversight Committee to conduct hearings on these agencies to publicly find answers to these shocking revelations. Answers that the people of South Carolina deserve to know to assure them that their children are being treated with respect, justice, and dignity.
In addition, I am drafting the South Carolina Dignified Final Disposition Act to assure that unborn children will not be disposed of as “medical waste” when they die regardless of whether their deaths are spontaneous, accidental, or induced.
Further, the broken, and to quote staff members of Planned Parenthood, the “crushed” bodies of aborted unborn children should not be sold or harvested for any purpose, including scientific research or for the body parts. This type of profiteering is inhuman, and will not be tolerated.
As Dave Andrusko, editor of the National Right to Life News says about those videos exposing the dehumanizing practices of the abortion industry, “We have seen into the heart of darkness.”
We as a society will ultimately be defined by how we treat our children, born and unborn. In South Carolina we will stand on the side of justice for these children, the sanctity of their precious fragile lives, and for their dignity in death.