Tom Davis, a libertarian-leaning Republican state senator is supporting legislation to increase the number of taxpayer-funded abortions. Davis is a co-sponsor of Equal Rights legislation in South Carolina. The ERA, or as we call it, the Everything Related To Abortion Act, would permanently strip away the rights of voters to set their own laws about abortion and would enshrine a right to taxpayer-funded abortions into the Constitution. The ERA is clearly about abortion, as confirmed by fundraising e-mails from NARAL and press releases from Planned Parenthood, trumpeting the Equal Rights Amendment as a way to protect Roe v. Wade from being reversed by a pro-life Supreme Court.
As noted in a letter from leading pro-life and pro-family groups, “Abortion advocates including those at NARAL, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, have argued in state courts that state-ERA laws require abortion on demand with taxpayer funding. In the states of New Mexico and Connecticut, courts have agreed that abortion should be covered by taxpayers based on their reading of ERA language similar to what has been proposed. At EqualRightsAmendment.org a Who’s Who of abortion industry voices are all in unison about their desire for this to pass. ”
There is nothing small government or libertarian about stripping away the rights of voters to vote on the issue of abortion or forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions, using taxpayer dollars.
Oddly, Senator Tom Davis said he does want to overturn Roe v. Wade. But, he is supporting legislation that would do the exact opposite.
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You can learn more about the problems with the ERA at RejectERA.org.