Wow! On Thursday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill that bans abortion after a heartbeat is detected with an ultrasound. There are a few exceptions to this new legislation.
“This is a great day. It’s a happy day,” McMaster said at the state Capitol,Republican said during a packed event at the state Capitol. “There a lot of happy hearts beating right now.”
This is an amazing step for the unborn babies!
The South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act states that a doctor must perform an ultrasound on a person seeking an abortion to determine if there is a fetal heartbeat. If a heartbeat is found, a doctor cannot perform an abortion unless the physician believes it is a medical emergency, the pregnancy is the result of a rape or incest or there is a fetal anomaly, the bill says. Abortion providers who provide the procedure outside those parameters could face fines and imprisonment.
“This step we take today was long in coming and monumental in consequence,” McMaster said. “If there’s not a right to life, then what life is there? What rights exist, if not the elementary, fundamental, profound right to life?”
Planned Parenthood is already working to challenge the bill and block the new law.
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