U.S. District Court Judge Mary Geiger Lewis granted a preliminary injunction, which will provide a more lasting halt to the ban than when she issued a brief temporary restraining order against it in February, one day after Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signed it into law.
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Melissa Oremus was a teenager when she found herself pregnant. She was young, worried, ashamed. She hadn’t a clue who to consult or who to rea…
A federal judge temporarily halted South Carolina’s abortion ban Feb. 19, a day after Gov. Henry McMaster signed the measure into law.
The bill is now set to clear a final procedural hurdle on Feb. 18 and head to the desk of Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who has repeatedly vowed to sign it, which will kick off certain legal battles.
The so-called "fetal heartbeat" bill, which would ban abortions after around six to eight weeks of pregnancy, appears headed toward likely passage in the Republican-dominated Legislature, as even leading Democratic critics of it acknowledge that it already has more than enough votes in favor for a majority.
Lawmakers in the South Carolina Senate voted to add exceptions for rape and incest to a bill that would ban most abortions in the state Tuesday, kicking off what is expected to be a multi-day debate on the measure.
The legislation would outlaw abortions in South Carolina after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which generally occurs around six to eight weeks into a pregnancy.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called it his "profound honor" on Friday to be the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gath…
South Carolina's Senate lacks the votes to advance a measure that would essentially ban abortions in the state, the Senate's Republican leader said Thursday