Sen. Graham says he'll lead push on anti-abortion bill - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Sen. Graham says he'll lead push on anti-abortion bill

Posted: Updated:

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he will lead the charge in the Senate on federal legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. 

The Republican senator said on Fox News Sunday that he plans to introduce the bill this week.

It would allow abortions after 20 weeks only to protect the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest.

The Republican-controlled House passed its version of the bill in June. It's not expected to go anywhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

The U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision legalized abortion until a fetus could viably survive outside of the womb, generally at 22 to 24 weeks.

Graham contends a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks. Opponents call such findings inconclusive.

  • Tax free holiday this weekend

    Tax free holiday this weekend

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:28:36 GMT
    Shoppers are gearing up for the upcoming 3 day sales tax holiday weekend. The tax free days start this Friday and run through the weekend. But, Retailers are saying.. that they are missing sales this week as shoppers are holding back spending …in anticipation of the holiday. One of the big ticket items this weekend, wedding dresses. One of the bridal shops we spoke to today, told us that over half of the brides they’ve seen over the past 3 months are waiting until this weekend to buy their...
    Shoppers are gearing up for the upcoming 3 day sales tax holiday weekend. The tax free days start this Friday and run through the weekend. But, Retailers are saying.. that they are missing sales this week as shoppers are holding back spending …in anticipation of the holiday. One of the big ticket items this weekend, wedding dresses. One of the bridal shops we spoke to today, told us that over half of the brides they’ve seen over the past 3 months are waiting until this weekend to buy their...
  • Gamecocks and Bucs release fall schedule

    Gamecocks and Bucs release fall schedule

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:02:56 GMT
    The South Carolina Gamecock football team will open fall camp on Friday, August 1. The first week of practices, which are open to the public, will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Bluff Road practice fields, across the street from Williams-Brice Stadium.Players will not be available for autographs prior to, during or after the practices. Pets are not permitted on the practice fields. All fans attending the practices must sta...
    The South Carolina Gamecock football team will open fall camp on Friday, August 1. The first week of practices, which are open to the public, will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Bluff Road practice fields, across the street from Williams-Brice Stadium.Players will not be available for autographs prior to, during or after the practices. Pets are not permitted on the practice fields. All fans attending the practices must sta...
  • Former Gamecock Wharton retires from Panthers

    Former Gamecock Wharton retires from Panthers

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:56:21 GMT
    Travelle Wharton, whose 115 games played and 111 games started are second among Panthers offensive linemen, announced his retirement Tuesday. Overall, Wharton ranks seventh in games started and 12th in games played in franchise history.Wharton, who came to the team as a third-round draft choice from South Carolina in 2004, played both guard and tackle for the Panthers, but spent the majority of his career at guard.“I ...
    Travelle Wharton, whose 115 games played and 111 games started are second among Panthers offensive linemen, announced his retirement Tuesday. Overall, Wharton ranks seventh in games started and 12th in games played in franchise history.Wharton, who came to the team as a third-round draft choice from South Carolina in 2004, played both guard and tackle for the Panthers, but spent the majority of his career at guard.“I ...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.