November 18, 2014
The Nov. 16 story “National group gives SC failing grade for child custody laws” in Charleston, South Carolina’s The Post and Courier reported on National Parents Organization’s Shared Parenting Report Card.
The story reported on South Carolina’s D grade, and the story included comments from Sen. Katrina Shealy, R-Lexington, who was a primary sponsor of a 2014 shared parenting bill.
"I think there’s a lot of opposition against it, but I don’t know why, " Shealy said in the article. "All kids need both parents."
The story continued, “Shealy said fathers who wanted to take an active role in their children’s lives approached her about the measure, because the state still tends to favor the mother as the preferred parent in divorces. Courts, she said, don’t look at both parents like they should. Shealy said she plans to revisit the bill during the upcoming legislative session.”