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South Carolina Senate passes abortion ban, setting up Supreme Court showdown

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2023
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The Republican-led South Carolina Senate on Tuesday passed a ban on abortions after an ultrasound detects cardiac activity, which is usually about six weeks. The bill now goes the bill to the desk of Gov. Henry McMaster (R), who is expected to sign it quickly. The legislation represents a significant setback to abortion rights in the state. Abortion is currently legal in South Carolina until 22 weeks of pregnancy, though there are only three clinics in the state and various regulations mean they generally can’t offer abortions beyond the first...

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