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South Carolina Passes Heartbeat Bill. Political Opponents Call Preborn Babies ‘Pretend Life.’

Posted on AllSides February 19th, 2021
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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (R) signed a heartbeat bill into law on Thursday, which prohibits abortion after a preborn’s heartbeat can be detected, usually at six to eight weeks gestation.

Officially known as the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act, the law requires a test for a fetal heartbeat to be performed before allowing an abortion to proceed. Anyone performing an abortion after a heartbeat is detected would be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined $10,000, imprisoned not more than two years,...

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