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South Carolina had a heartbeat law that banned abortion as unconstitutional because of a “right to privacy.” The law prohibits killing babies through abortion when their heartbeat is detectable. Earlier this year, a federal judge declared abortions to be outlawed after 6 weeks when a heartbeat could be detected in a baby. However, abortion activists took on the legal challenge of appealing this law.

The South Carolina Supreme Court agreed with the abortion activists and struck down the lifesaving heartbeat law. Their statement:
“Six weeks is, quite simply, not a reasonable period of time” for a woman to know she is pregnant and “take reasonable steps to terminate that pregnancy,” the state’s high court said in its ruling.

“The State unquestionably has the authority to limit the right of privacy that protects women from state interference with her decision, but any such limitation must be reasonable, and it must be meaningful in that the time frames imposed must afford a woman sufficient time to determine she is pregnant and to take reasonable steps to terminate that pregnancy. Six weeks is, quite simply, not a reasonable period of time for these two things to occur, and therefore the Act violates our state Constitution’s prohibition against unreasonable invasions of privacy,” Justice Kaye Hearn wrote in the majority opinion.

LifeNews reports that the State Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Abortion Report for 2021 shows that the Planned Parenthood facilities in Charleston and Columbia collectively killed 3,604 babies waiting to be born in South Carolina. That is 57 percent of the 6,279 abortions committed in South Carolina in 2021. The Greenville Women’s Clinic, also a plaintiff in the lawsuit to overturn the Fetal Heartbeat Act, killed 2,603 unborn babies in 2021, according to the DHEC report. Planned Parenthood killed 1,832 unborn black babies while Greenville Women’s Center killed 1,031 unborn back children, according to DHEC records.

This past fall, the Trafalgar Group did a poll in South Carolina. This poll showed that 61% of residents wanted abortions banned. But the South Carolina doesn’t want to do what the majority of their constituents want. Instead, this Supreme Court struck down life.

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