The S.C. Senate voted Wednesday night to outlaw virtually all abortions in South Carolina.
The Legislature’s upper chamber voted 28-10 to allow exceptions only in cases of rape, incest or medical emergencies that could seriously harm the pregnant woman or threaten her life. The bill still faces long odds to passage, up against a Democratic filibuster that could put off a final Senate vote until after lawmakers adjourn for the year.
If passed, the new law almost certainly would spark a court challenge. But that is the goal, according to Senate Republicans who want to overturn the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming abortion rights, reports The State.
“It’s designed to give the court an opportunity to revisit Roe v. Wade,” said Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield.
The proposal likely would ban some 97 percent of the roughly 5,700 abortions performed in South Carolina each year, according to the Democrat who suggested Republicans adopt it.
While S. Carolina moves to end the butchery of the unborn for the sake of harlots too lazy to use birth control, Iowa is set to become the first US state to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, after lawmakers approved the most restrictive ban in the country, the Telegraph reports.
Republican lawmakers in the state passed the bill banning the procedure after the point that a foetal heartbeat is detected.
The bill must now go to Iowa’s top official to write the bill into law.
Kim Reynolds, the Republican governor, has not said if she will sign the bill.
If it comes into effect, the law will ban most terminations after six weeks of pregnancy, a move which women’s rights groups say will be the country’s most restrictive abortion law.
The “heartbeat” bill, as it has come to be known, requires women to have an ultrasound to screen for a foetal heartbeat before they can receive an abortion.
Critics thirsty for the blood of the unborn for the sake of lazy harlots have argued it will make having an abortion illegal before most women even realise they are pregnant.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
May 3rd, 2018