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Statement on SCDP Roe v. Wade Press Conference


January 22, 2024

Media contact: Abby Zilch

Statement on SCDP Roe v. Wade Press Conference

(Columbia, S.C.) – The South Carolina Democrat Party hosted a press conference this morning on the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. While Democrats acknowledge an outdated Supreme Court case, the South Carolina Republican Party finds more recent events worthy of recognition.

In June 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade ending the ability for abortion to be deemed a constitutional right. In South Carolina, the Fetal Heartbeat bill and Protection from Abortion Act were both passed and ultimately upheld by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

SCGOP State Party Chairman Drew McKissick released the following statement on the press conference held today by the SCDP:

“It is delusional to celebrate an outdated decision like Roe v. Wade and is a direct contradiction to what South Carolinians actually believe,” McKissick said. “We have fought tirelessly to defend the right to life and protect the lives of the unborn here in South Carolina and we have won. The SC Legislature, the SC Supreme Court, and the people of South Carolina have reaffirmed this time and time again.”

“A press conference that celebrates the idea that South Carolina is anything other than pro-life is simply untrue, unjust, and unworthy of any kind of celebration.”