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Understand SC: What will happen in SC if Roe v. Wade is overturned

On May 2, the D.C. news outlet Politico published a draft opinion of a Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

An actual decision has not been issued. What was leaked was a draft, written by Justice Samuel Alito, but, in the days since it was published, people have sprung into action. Some South Carolina Republicans are pushing to pass more aggressive abortion legislation. Abortion providers in the state are preparing for a six-week ban on abortions that's currently blocked in the courts to potentially go into effect as soon as this summer.

This week, we’re talking about what would happen in South Carolina if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

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This episode was hosted and edited by Emily Williams and featured reporter Nick Reynolds.

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Reach Emily Williams at 843-607-0894. Follow her on Twitter @emilye_williams.

Emily Williams is a business reporter at The Post and Courier, covering tourism and aerospace. She also writes the Business Headlines newsletter and co-hosts the weekly news podcast Understand SC.