SC Supreme Court upholds state’s heartbeat abortion ban

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(The Christian Post) – The South Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the state’s heartbeat abortion ban, which bans most abortions after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected, which is normally around six weeks into a pregnancy.

In a 4-1 decision released Wednesday, South Carolina’s highest court upheld the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act, rejecting a challenge from a group of plaintiffs that included Planned Parenthood.

Justice John Kittredge authored the majority opinion, concluding that “a woman’s interest in autonomy and privacy does not outweigh the interest of the unborn child to live.”

Kittredge also concluded that “our solemn duty is to uphold the rule of law; we must maintain judicial discipline, refrain from acting as a super-legislature, and respect the plenary authority of the South Carolina General Assembly.”…

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