Fetal Heartbeat Bill Passes In South Carolina Senate

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On September 8, legislation passed in the South Carolina Senate to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.  Senators voted 27-16 in a special session on bill HB 5399 which would effectively ammend the current Fetal Heartbeat Protection From Abortion Act.  The bill must now go before the South Carolina House for consideration of adopting the changes proposed by the Senate.  Meanwhile, a 2016 law is currently in effect banning abortions 20 weeks after conception, except when it is necassary to protect the mother’s life, or in the case of a fetal anomaly.