State Representative Calls For Increased Security At 3 Abortion Clinics

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A Democratic state representative is asking GOP Gov. Nikki Haley to increase security at the three clinics in South Carolina that provide abortions following last week’s deadly shootings at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado.

Rep. Mia McLeod of Columbia called on the governor Monday to coordinate with state and local law enforcement to monitor clinics in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.

Haley’s office says the governor is already doing that. Spokeswoman Chaney Adams says officials have told Haley there are no known threats to Planned Parenthood clinics in the Southeast.

A 57-year-old former South Carolina resident is accused of opening fire at a clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing three people and injuring nine others.

Planned Parenthood operates one of three clinics in South Carolina that provide abortions. It’s in Columbia.

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