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South Carolina Lawmakers Vote to Further Restrict Abortion

HeadlineSep 09, 2022

South Carolina’s Senate has failed to pass a total ban on abortion that would have prohibited the procedure without exceptions for rape or incest. But lawmakers approved more restrictions to its existing state law, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. That law is currently blocked by the South Carolina Supreme Court due to ongoing litigation. The South Carolina Senate has proposed to reduce the time rape and incest survivors have to seek an abortion from 20 to 12 weeks.

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