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Thu May 25, 2023, 09:02 PM May 2023

South Carolina Abortion Providers File New State Court Challenge to Six-Week Abortion Ban

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Center for Reproductive Rights
@ReproRights

🚨 #FILED! Today, South Carolina's devastating ban on abortion after roughly 6 weeks of pregnancy went into effect. Together with Planned Parenthood, the Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of South Carolina abortion providers and are seeking emergency relief.

Similarly to the permanently-blocked ban, S. 474 contains limited exceptions for the life and physical health of the pregnant person and for cases of a fetal diagnosis “incompatible” with life.

Under the new six-week abortion ban, survivors of rape and incest can only access care until 12 weeks of pregnancy and only if their physician reports the assault — and the survivor’s name — to law enforcement, regardless of the survivor’s wishes.

“South Carolina lawmakers have doubled down on restricting access to constitutionally protected healthcare, passing a six-week ban that is nearly identical to one that was recently struck down," said Nancy Northup, President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights.

Learn more about the lawsuit seeking to block South Carolina’s newly-enacted ban here:

reproductiverights.org
South Carolina Abortion Providers File New State Court Challenge to Six-Week Abortion Ban



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South Carolina Abortion Providers File New State Court Challenge to Six-Week Abortion Ban (Original Post) In It to Win It May 2023 OP
Are you watching, North Carolina? OldBaldy1701E May 2023 #1
Haven't seen anything out of North Carolina yet In It to Win It May 2023 #2
Which is... horrific... but not a surprise. (n/t) OldBaldy1701E May 2023 #3
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