Monday, September 25, 2023

South Carolina passes law banning abortion after six weeks

state governor South Carolina (USA) green light this thursday Law banning abortion after the sixth week During pregnancy, when many people still do not know whether they are pregnant or not.

in a statement Governor Henry McMaster He said the law would kick in “immediately to save the lives of unborn children” and said he was prepared to defend himself against possible lawsuits.

The Republican politician wrote, “The right to life must be protected and we will do everything possible to protect it.”

The White House dismissed the new law, which it described as “extreme and dangerous” and assured that it would further restrict abortion access for women in the country’s south, for whom “South Carolina is their closest option” after the states. was” the prohibition of North Carolina and Florida Pregnancy interruption.

This isn’t the first time that South Carolina has tried to restrict access to abortion: In January, the state’s Supreme Court struck down a law similar to the one ratified this Thursday, arguing that it was against the state’s It is against the right to privacy protected by the constitution. ,

However, the judge who led that decision withdrew shortly after, and was replaced by a man who has the support of the country’s most radical wing. Republican Party, Medium Pick The Hill.

Until now, abortion was legal in the state until the 22nd week of pregnancy, but access was limited due to a lack of abortion clinics.

The measure is the latest in a series of abortion restrictions passed in Republican-governed states, after the US Supreme Court struck down constitutional protections for abortion last summer. Medical termination of pregnancy.

North Carolina It recently approved a more liberal ban on abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy, which its promoters see as a model to follow given Republicans’ poor results in the November midterm elections, in which abortion was the main issue. It was one of the campaigns. subjects.

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