DNC Joint Statement on Defeat of Republican Effort to Outlaw Abortion in South Carolina

DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Associate Chair and former South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement after South Carolina Democrats successfully filibustered to defeat a Republican bill that would outlaw virtually all abortions in the state:


“South Carolina Republicans voted for this unconstitutional measure in the dead of night because they know it can’t stand up to the light of day. They were hoping South Carolina voters wouldn’t notice. But Democrats held the line and protected a woman's right to choose. South Carolina Senate Democrats were not only fighting for women in South Carolina, but last night they held the line for women’s rights across the nation. The defeat of this bill should send a warning shot to Republican lawmakers in every state: if you try to ignore Roe v. Wade and violate a woman’s constitutional rights, Democrats will fight you at every turn.”