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South Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Ban, Reversing Previous Ruling

HeadlineAug 24, 2023

South Carolina’s Supreme Court has upheld the state’s six-week abortion ban, reversing its earlier decision that the ban was unconstitutional. The reversal came after South Carolina lawmakers replaced the only woman justice on the bench with a male judge following her retirement and passed a new version of the ban. South Carolina is the only state to have an all-male state supreme court. It previously allowed abortions until 22 weeks of pregnancy. At least 22 states have banned or rolled back abortion rights since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer.

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