South Carolina approves six-week abortion ban for most women
Legislators in the US state of South Carolina have passed a bill that would ban nearly all abortions after around six weeks of pregnancy - before most women know they are pregnant.
The bill is expected to be signed into law by the state's Republican governor, Henry McMaster.
But it will now face legal challenges.
The majority of southern US states have curtailed abortion rights since the Supreme Court overturned the nationwide right to abortion last year.
The vote in South Carolina passed mostly along party lines but was opposed...