South Carolina’s Supreme Court has ruled against Planned Parenthood, choosing to uphold the state’s six-week abortion ban. Hallelujah!
From Daily Caller. The South Carolina Supreme Court upheld the state’s six-week ban on abortion Wednesday, reversing a previous decision.
The court, which became a conservative majority due to Justice Kaye Hearn retiring at the age of 72 in February, ruled in January that a similar law passed in 2021 violated a woman’s right to privacy under the state constitution. State legislators passed a new six-week ban in May and were immediately sued by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, but this time the court determined in a 4-1 decision that South Carolina has a “compelling interest in protecting the lives of unborn children,” according to the ruling. …
The “Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act,” bans abortion after a heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks, with limited restrictions in the cases of rape and incest, or to preserve the physical health of the mother, according to the legislation. …
Chief Justice Donald Beatty was the sole holdout, writing in his dissent that the majority “abandoned previous precedent,” according to court documents.
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