SC senate votes down abortion ban bill

Abortion ban bill voted down
Updated: May. 4, 2018 at 7:54 AM EDT
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(WIS) - A bill that would have outlawed almost all abortions in South Carolina has been voted down.

Democratic state senator Marlon Kimpson tweeted out a statement.

Early Thursday morning, senators changed the original bill that targeted dismemberment abortions only. On Thursday, HB3548 was changed to include nearly all abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or when the mom's life is in danger. State democrats led a filibuster that ended around 1a.m. Friday morning with a 24-21 vote.

Five republicans crossed party lines and voted against the bill, according to the Associated Press.

Lt. Governor and Republican candidate for Governor, Kevin Bryant, also took to Twitter reacting to the news.

The bill will now head back to committee.

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