Today, South Carolinians, and voters all over the country, are joining together to stand up against the war on women, and I want to personally state my full support of this cause. I believe firmly that it is important to respect women and the choices they make in their lives.
My opponent, Representative McLain “Mac” Toole, has staked out a position on the other side of this fight, sadly. He was the sole sponsor of legislation that would force low income women to pay more out of pocket for giving birth. He also sponsored legislation which would have placed new regulations on the private insurance market, aiming to make it harder for women to get coverage for reproductive health care with their own hard-earned dollars.
Of all the challenges our state faces, Representative Toole chose to prioritize an assault on the liberty, prosperity, and dignity of South Carolina women. If I am elected to represent the people of Lexington County in the State House I will be a strong advocate for, not against, women’s rights.
Representative McLain “Mac” Toole is bad
for women and families:
Rep. Toole is the sole sponsor of legislation that would force low income women to pay more out of pocket for giving birth.
Rep. Toole sponsors legislation aimed at making it harder for women to purchase insurance that covers abortion with their own, private money.
Rep. Toole sponsors legislation that would allow an employee to refuse to perform an abortion even in an emergency where the woman’s life is at risk.
Rep. Toole sponsors legislation that would require anyone claiming “temporary assistance for needy families” to submit to a drug test. The test would be paid for out of pocket by the applicant and those who pass the test would be reimbursed later.