Abortions would not be covered for any reason by South Carolina’s health insurance plan under a budget proposal approved by the House Ways and Means Committee Monday. State Rep. Rex Rice of Easley said his measure was necessary because the state should not be covering the cost.
I just feel like the state should not be paying for abortions. I feel like those lives are created by God and I don’t think the state should be intervening on his missions.
The measure was adopted as the House Ways and Means Committee began debating a $5.3 billion budget.
The Ways and Means Committee also passed provisions that would allow furloughs for state workers.