A judge put a temporary hold on South Carolina’s six-week ban on most abortions May 26, a day after Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signed the measure into law.
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South Carolina Governor Approves Six-Week Abortion Ban
With South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signing into law a bill banning most abortions in the state May 25, there are now 25 U.S. states that “have laws to protect life between conception and 12 weeks,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, said in a statement praising the South Carolina bill’s approval.
South Carolina Lawmakers Advance Six-Week Ban On Most Abortions
The South Carolina House of Representatives approved on May 17 a ban on most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, paving the way for a significant change to the legality of abortion in one of the few Southern states that has not yet added restrictions to the procedure after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer.