COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSAV) – South Carolina House members have passed a bill that would make it illegal to have an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
It Wednesday with a vote of 70 to 31. But since the bill did not meet the crossover deadline, it has little chance of passing in 2019. Supporters will need a supermajority vote of two-thirds from the less conservative Senate to debate the bill on the floor.
If the bill makes it to Governor Henry McMaster’s desk, not only could a woman face a penalty for an abortion, so would the doctor who performed the procedure.
Other states like Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio have passed heartbeat abortion bills this year.
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