SC bill banning abortions after 19 weeks advances


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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WIS) - A bill banning abortion in South Carolina beyond the 19th week of pregnancy is heading to the full House Judiciary Committee.

A legislative panel voted 2-1 Tuesday to advance the proposal, which provides an exception only when the mother’s life is in danger. Doctors who disregard the ban could be charged with a felony.

The bill’s sponsors say the measure is about protecting children from pain. The bill states a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks old.

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Go SC!

While the bill won’t have much practical effect (almost all abortions are well before the 20th week), at least it keeps momentum going earlier and earlier :). Hopefully, one day we can see a headline that says “SC bill banning abortions after conception advances” :slight_smile:


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:thumbsup:


#4

Good news!


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