UPDATED 2:27 PM PT – Tuesday, August 10, 2021
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) received a huge endorsement in his bid for reelection. The Susan B. Anthony List pro-life organization announced on Tuesday it was backing McMaster for second term.
In an interview on Tuesday, the group’s president praised McMaster for defending pro-life laws in both South Carolina and Mississippi. In July, the Republican governor led a court fight over a Mississippi law to restrict abortions.
Earlier this year, McMaster signed a bill into law aimed at banning most abortions in South Carolina.
“We have a duty. It is a duty that we share as Americans and South Carolinians to protect life above all else,” he stated. “That’s what we’re here for.”
SBA’s early endorsement of McMaster has been seen as a measure to deter any other Republicans from running against him. Officials from the group have been set to travel to Greenville, South Carolina on Wednesday to give their official endorsement to the governor.