Todd Rutherford

After quiet year, SC Democrats heat up in governor primary

By Meg Kinnard (AP)

In a string of tweets, state Sen. Mia McLeod and House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford sparred back and forth with personal vitriol, which began with McLeod noting Rutherford had backed Joe Cunningham, and not her, because McLeod had refused “to appoint his unqualified new wife” as a magistrate.

Lawmakers debate fetal heartbeat bill, impact on SC women

House Bill 3020 would prevent women from getting abortions after a fetus develops a heartbeat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — South Carolina lawmakers are discussing a bill that would make abortions illegal once a fetus’s heart starts beating. As several women waited outside the House chambers Wednesday morning, they say they were nervous about the fight going on inside. “Women are dying from childbirth. They’re not getting adequate child care. Women should have their choice because…