South Carolina Governor Bans Abortion After Heartbeat Detected

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!

CNN reports:

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.

The new law comes as the Supreme Court, with a firmly conservative tilt from former President Donald Trump’s appointees, has shown it is increasingly open to abortion restrictions. Restrictions such as heartbeat bans could potentially threaten Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion nationwide prior to viability, which can occur at about 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Online records show that the bill passed on Wednesday and finalized on Thursday with a vote of 79-35 by the South Carolina General Assembly.

“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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