SC House Ad Hoc Committee on Abortion meets, teases draft of legislation
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Tuesday the South Carolina House Ad Hoc Committee on Abortion is holding their second meeting.
It is scheduled for 12 p.m. at the State House. The committee was formed by lawmakers earlier this year in anticipation of a potential ruling from the SCOTUS overruling Roe v. Wade.
The first meeting included public testimony, the second one does not.
A draft was previewed during the meeting that included no exceptions for rape or incest but would allow to save the life of the mother. Mothers would not be criminalized under the draft but doctors providing abortion care illegally would be.
12 members (8 R, 4 D) of committee now each giving their thoughts on the bill. So far, most have reiterated bill is “a working draft” to be sent to House Judiciary Committee before moving to floor debate and not final version of legislation. pic.twitter.com/wtbC9oozaF— Mary Green (@MaryGreenNews) July 19, 2022
.@RepRosalyn speaks for 10+ min against this bill, esp. on concerns she says doctors have shared with her: “They have to decide if they want to go to jail or be sued for caring for their patients.” Concerned OB-GYNs may not want to work or train in SC under this bill. pic.twitter.com/voZBjM0luq— Mary Green (@MaryGreenNews) July 19, 2022
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