SC Supreme Court upholds state’s 6-week abortion ban
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The South Carolina Supreme Court upheld the state’s 6-week abortion ban.
The 6-week abortion ban is immediately in effect and bans abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected. It allows exceptions to save the mother’s life, fetal anomalies and sexual assault victims through 12 weeks.
SC’s six-week abortion ban is in effect immediately. What it does:— Mary Green (@MaryGreenNews) August 23, 2023
- Bans abortion after fetal cardiac activity is detected (typically ~6 wks)
- Allows exceptions to save mother’s life and for fatal fetal anomalies
- Allows exceptions for sexual assault victims through 12 wks https://t.co/AaN6jEjYyA
Read the full ruling here:
Gov. Henry McMaster released a statement on the ruling that said:
“The Supreme Court’s ruling marks a historic moment in our state’s history and is the culmination of years of hard work and determination by so many in our state to ensure that the sanctity of life is protected. With this victory, we protect the lives of countless unborn children and reaffirm South Carolina’s place as one of the most pro-life states in America.”
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