South Carolina House Passes Heartbeat Bill That Would Ban Most Abortions In The State
A new pro-life bill that would ban most abortions in the state of South Carolina once a baby’s heartbeat is detected passed in the state’s House Chamber.
According to CBN News, almost all of the state’s Democratic lawmakers walked out of the house chamber in protest as Republicans voted to pass the measure.
Under the new law, doctors would be required to perform an ultrasound to determine if the fetus has a heartbeat before performing the abortion. While most abortions would be prohibited, certain exemptions would be allowed if the mother’s life was in danger or if the cause of pregnancy was from rape or incest. For years, the South Carolina Senate would not pass the bill. Following the 2020 elections, Republicans gained 3 new seats, giving them a 30-16 majority and managed to make the bill Senate Bill No.1.