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South Carolina Strikes Down Abortion Ban; Idaho Upholds Near-Total Ban 

HeadlineJan 06, 2023

South Carolina’s Supreme Court struck down the state’s six-week abortion ban Thursday, ruling it violates South Carolina’s Constitution. Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers in Minnesota have advanced a bill to codify abortion rights in their state, where the procedure is still legal after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June of last year. But in a blow for reproductive rights, Idaho’s Supreme Court upheld a near-total ban on abortion. Idaho’s high court also reaffirmed a law allowing some family members of a fetus to sue health workers who provide an abortion, and a law criminalizing health providers who perform the procedure after cardiac activity is detected, which can happen as early as four to six weeks into a pregnancy.

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