South Carolina governor cuts all state and local funding for abortion clinics


South Carolina’s Republican Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday cut off all state and local funding to the state’s three abortion clinics, according to a report.

McMaster not only cut off all funding but also called for the state’s Medicaid agency to ask the federal government to exclude abortion clinics from its Medicaid provider network, according to the Post and Courier. It was not immediately clear how much money that involved.

While a judge has blocked a Texas law to defund Planned Parenthood, a federal appeals court ruled this month that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to the organization.