Attorneys for a group of death row inmates in South Carolina argued before the state’s Supreme Court Feb. 6 that the use of the electric chair and firing squad for executions violates the state constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.
Catholic aid workers are rolling up their sleeves to help tens of thousands after Tropical Storm Idalia slammed into the nation’s Southeast.
A group of 14 states, legal experts, sidewalk pro-life counselors, and pregnancy centers are urging the Supreme Court to take up the case of Debra Vitagliano, a Catholic challenging a law in Westchester County, New York, that prohibits her sidewalk ministry outside abortion clinics.
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.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a school choice bill into law on May 4 that will enable families in the state to receive annual vouchers for their children’s education-related expenses, including private school tuition.
Abortion bans failed in Nebraska and South Carolina, two Republican-led states, in the final week of April following a successful effort in North Dakota.
A South Carolina abortion measure introduced by Republican legislators in January has received a lot of attention for saying the state’s homicide laws could apply to women who have abortions – meaning they could potentially face 30-year prison sentences or the death penalty.
South Carolina’s Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay blocking the state from executing death-row inmate Richard Moore by firing squad.
Former Vice President Joe Biden attended the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church Oct. 27 and when he presented himself to receive the Eucharist was refused by the pastor.