SC governor signs abortion ban; Planned parenting sued
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – The governor of South Carolina signed law Thursday banning most abortions. This has been one of his top priorities since he took office more than four years ago. Planned parenting was sued immediately, effectively preventing the new law from coming into force.
The Fetal Heartbeat and Abortion Protection Act in South Carolina is similar to the abortion restriction laws previously passed by a dozen states. All are tied up in court. Federal law, which takes precedence over state law, currently allows abortion.
“There are many happy hearts beating in South Carolina right now,” proclaimed Republican Governor Henry McMaster during a ceremony at the statehouse attended by lawmakers who put the proposal into practice.
Immediately after he signed the invoice, a group of …