Abortion

Lawmakers debate Fetal Heartbeat Bill Tuesday, pass amendment to add exceptions of rape, incest

COLUMBIA (WOLO): A highly contentious bill made its way to the senate floor Tuesday afternoon. The Fetal Heartbeat Bill, as it stands, would not allow an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, unless the mother’s life is at risk.  In his State of the State address earlier this month Governor McMaster said he’s ready to sign the fetal heartbeat…

SC Abortion Debate latest

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A bill banning almost all abortions in South Carolina is heading to the Senate floor for a 2020 election year fight. The Senate Medical Affairs Committee voted 9-6 to approve the “Fetal Heartbeat Protection from Abortion Act” on Tuesday. It would outlaw abortions after fetal cardiac activity can be detected, usually about six weeks after conception….

SC Abortion Ban Debate at State House

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A bill banning almost all abortions in South Carolina is heading to the Senate floor for a 2020 election year fight. The Senate Medical Affairs Committee voted 9-6 to approve the “Fetal Heartbeat Protection from Abortion Act” on Tuesday. It would outlaw abortions after fetal cardiac activity can be detected, usually about six weeks after conception….

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Limits

The Supreme Court today struck down a Texas law that imposed significant restrictions on abortion clinics — a major victory for abortion rights activists and a blow to the campaign to limit the procedures. In a 5-to-3 decision, the justices struck down a law that set strict regulations governing how abortion clinics operate. The Texas law, enacted in 2013, mainly…