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Sun May 6, 2018, 04:02 PM

South Carolina Democrats kill Senate GOP's abortion ban with days-long filibuster

COLUMBIA, SC -- At 1 a.m. Friday, after three days of debate and facing a Democratic filibuster with no end in sight, Senate Republicans gave in.

A bill that would have outlawed virtually all abortions in South Carolina was killed Friday morning after the Senate's GOP majority failed — on a fourth try — to sit down the Democrats who were keeping it from getting a final vote.

“We just didn’t have the votes," said Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield. "It’s an important issue. We wanted to fight for it. We did fight for it. We have four or five different cloture votes, and it was obvious that we were not going to have the votes we needed to have in order to bash it.”

The bill made exceptions only for cases of rape, incest or serious medical emergencies. It would have outlawed some 97 percent of the roughly 5,700 abortions performed each year in South Carolina.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/south-carolina/article210444234.html

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Reply South Carolina Democrats kill Senate GOP's abortion ban with days-long filibuster (Original post)
TexasTowelie May 2018 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2018 #1
bobbieinok May 2018 #4
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:24 PM

1. Good for those stubborn Democrats!

This is a tactic from the Republican playbook: STAND FIRM. DO NOT BACK DOWN. DON'T QUIT.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:50 PM

4. And where pray tell were the democratic voters and legislators in IOWA? Dems weaker in IA than in SC

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:25 PM

2. Finally Happening

Dems fighting back

The lesson...it works

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:10 PM

3. Damn! This is good to know!!

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