Responding to pressure from South Carolina Citizens for Life, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control today released the 2014 data on hospitals that do abortions.
In a letter to Representative Garry Smith, R-Simpsonville, DHEC Director Catherine Heigel said the information will be available in future reports. Representative Smith made the request for information on behalf of SCCL when the information initially was denied without explanation. DHEC released the total number of abortions done in hospitals, but refused to identify the hospitals.
State law requires that aborting babies who have reached 24 weeks fetal age must be done in hospitals; however, no free-standing DHEC certified abortion facility in South Carolina does abortions past 16 weeks from the last menstrual period.
Planned Parenthood advertises abortions up to 13 weeks, six days. The Greenville Women’s Clinic advertises abortions up to 14 week. The Charleston Women’s Medical Center advertises abortions up to 16 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. The Charleston facility is affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina which trains its future abortionist there.
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According to the statistics released today, there were 74 abortions done in hospitals. The Medical University of South Carolina as usual leads the body count with 58 abortions. Greenville Memorial reported 11 abortion, and Spartanburg Regional Medical Center reported doing five abortions.
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LifeNews Note: Holly Gatling is the executive director for South Carolina Citizens for Life.