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Fri May 27, 2016, 01:49 PM

South Carolina governor outlaws most abortions at 20 weeks (but, there is NO war on women!!)

South Carolina governor outlaws most abortions at 20 weeks

Similar bans are now in effect in at least 13 states across the US; supporters of the bill cite the disputed claim that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks


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Protesters call for South Carolina’s governor, Nikki Haley, to veto the bill on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeffrey Collins/AP


Republican governor Nikki Haley signed legislation on Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization. The only exceptions are if the mother’s life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus cannot survive outside the womb.

Doctors face up to $10,000 in fines and three years in prison for each violation; prison time is mandatory on a third conviction.

These bans are now in effect in at least 13 states and blocked by court challenges in several others. South Dakota’s ban takes effect on 1 July.


Women nationwide have the right to obtain abortions under the US supreme court’s 1973 Roe v Wade ruling, which said states could restrict abortions after viability – the point when a fetus has a reasonable chance of surviving outside the uterus. “Viability is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks) but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks,” the ruling said.
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/25/south-carolina-governor-passes-anti-abortion-bill

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:51 PM

1. Need two countries. The smart one and the one these neanderthals want.

neanderthals is too respectful

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:52 PM

3. yes, you are insulting the neanderthals.

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:52 PM

4. Sorry, I thought I was too

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:52 PM

2. The governor is a woman. Can she be at war with herself?

 

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #2)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:53 PM

5. yes. there are women who collude, and you well know it.

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:54 PM

6. So strange a woman would do this. She should know better.

 

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #6)

Fri May 27, 2016, 01:56 PM

7. we are talking nikki haley. there are, unfortunately, a lot of self-loathing people out there.

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Fri May 27, 2016, 02:02 PM

8. So true. A shame really. Bad enough to hurt yourself with these laws but other woman is shameful.

 

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #8)

Fri May 27, 2016, 02:05 PM

9. don't forget, women like her can ALWAYS get what they want or need. they have the money

and the clout. can always fly overseas if necessary, or have a willing doctor who will certify a medical emergency.

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