• The State

Planned Parenthood endorses SC candidate as ‘the champion we need’ as state debates abortion

Planned Parenthood’s political advocacy arm has endorsed Democrat Joe Cunningham in his bid to unseat Republican incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster.

The abortion rights group’s support of Cunningham comes as state lawmakers debate whether to enact further abortion restrictions in wake of the Dobbs decision allowing states to decide whether abortion is legal within their borders.

Cunningham has said he would veto any abortion ban that came to his desk if he were elected governor.