Heather Bauer for SC State House 75
Heather believes in a safe community, a clean environment, a thriving business culture, and a government that keeps its hands off women’s bodies.
Choice & Abortion
Bodily autonomy is a human right. No government should interfere with the private healthcare decisions that patients make about their own bodies.
Heather believes the government has no right to tell us what to do with our bodies. Heather trusts women to decide whether to become pregnant and have a child.
Heather supports codifying the rights women had under Roe v. Wade into South Carolina law or letting SC voters decide through ballot referendum. Abortion should be safe and legal with reasonable restrictions, which is exactly what women in this country had for almost 50 years until the U.S. Supreme Court’s radical decision in Dobbs.
Heather’s opponent supports a radical Republican abortion ban that would require doctors to report victims of rape and incest to police, force children as young as 10 to have babies, and make women give birth to dead fetuses. It’s cruel, it’s extreme, and defeating this ban is Heather’s top priority.
How many potholes have you hit? Have you ever been afraid to walk in your community because of lack of sidewalks?
This means funding the roads we use to go to work and move goods and services.
South Carolina owns 70% of all roads in the state. We need to stop funding legislative pet-projects and properly fund road construction, maintenance, and repair.
There is no community without safety. Heather supports increasing funding to police, expanding community-based policing services, and implementing evidence-based programs that promote trust and improve services.
Policing is dangerous work, and Heather supports increasing police pay and adding first-responder services, like mental health, that reduce the burden on police so they can focus on public safety and violent crime.
A community where business thrives is a place where folks have steady jobs with livable wages.
As a small business owner, Heather knows firsthand the burden of high taxes and red tape and will work to find common sense solutions to cut red tape and lower taxes for small businesses.
Heather also knows no one succeeds on their own. One of the best things government can do to promote business is create the conditions for success.
Free, high quality public education is a right of every child.
“Help wanted” signs and classified ads are everywhere in our district, but business can’t grow if we don’t have a well educated work force.
Heather believes in public education because it was her ticket into the middle class. But we are badly neglecting our teachers and the students they serve.
It’s shortsighted and it hurts the economy, which is why Heather supports teacher pay raises that keep these professionals in the classroom.