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South Carolina Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Abortion Law As Near-Total Prohibition Is Pushed In State Legislature

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The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that her six-week abortion will take place on Wednesday, just one day after a legislative committee passed a near-total abortion bill by a 13-to-7 vote. Temporary suspension of the abortion ban. 

Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Courtoverturned Roe v. Wade in his landmark 24 June ruling, the abortion ban went into effect and abortion providers has come to file lawsuits challenging the ban. 

"We applaud the court's decision to protect the people of South Carolina from this cruel law that interferes with individual medical decisions," said Planned Parenthood. said Jenny Black, president and CEO of South Atlantic. statement. "Today the court gave the patient a welcome reprieve, but the battle to restore bodily autonomy to the people of South Carolina is far from over. We will never stop fighting for our right to decide for ourselves, about their bodies and their futures.” 

prohibits the practice of abortion” and considers medical exemptions. 

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A judge previously rejected a request to temporarily block the abortion ban on 26 July. Plaintiffs, including Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, had sought an injunction from the judge as the lawsuit continued through court. 

Plaintiffs argued that the prohibition violated "the South Carolina Constitutional Right to Privacy and Guarantees of Equal Protection and Due Process," according to court documents. claims to be. 

State Sen. Richard Cash, center, a leading supporter of South Carolina's recently implemented Fetal Heartbeat law banning abortion around six weeks, sits during a Senate Medical Affairs Committee meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. 

Senator Richard Cash, Central, South Carolina's recently enacted Fetal Heart Rate Act, which bans abortions for about six weeks, attends a meeting of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee in Columbia, South Carolina, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022.  (AP Photo/James Pollard)

On Tuesday, theRepublican-led State Life Protection Act, “From the House Judiciary Committee. Currently on its way to the State Capitol for consideration. 

Pro-life legislators look forward to the debate. We are closer than ever to repealing this bill, John R. McCravy, one of the bill's authors. In a statement to Fox News Digital, Rep. III said: 

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This measure would ban abortion statewide except where: } The life or health of the mother is in danger. It specifically cites Article 1(3) of the Constitution as the "fundamental duty" of Congress to ensure "the equal protection of the life, health and welfare of all persons, including children before conception." there is

"The number one thing this bill will do is end the practice of abortion being used for contraception in our state," McCrabbie said at a hearing on Tuesday. "The number one thing this bill doesn't do is put women's health at risk in some way."

Supporters of abortion rights gather to watch the South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee hearing on abortion outside the statehouse, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. 

Abortion Rights Advocates Gather to Watch South Carolina Senate Wednesday, August 17, 2022, Columbia, South Carolina  ( (AP Photo/James Pollard)

It says it doesn't restrict access. The bill alsomakes it illegal for doctors to perform surgery outside of medical emergencies,while preventing mothers from being prosecuted. 

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Such circumstances were specified in the bill as follows: : "(1) death of the pregnant woman, (2) serious risk of death to the pregnant woman due to ill health, or (3) substantial and irreversible disability of any major bodily function, psychological or emotional state of the pregnant woman. Not included."


The bill was filed just 10 days after the draft opinion information about the US Supreme Court's ruling was leaked in May, and the final ruling was published in June. Since then, conservative states across the country have enacted their own anti-abortion laws and have worked to pass laws banning the procedure. 

Haley Chi-Sing is a Digital Production Assistant at Fox News. You can reach her on Twitter at @haleychising.