COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Twenty Democratic attorneys general have voiced their support for a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s new abortion law.
The prosecutors argue in a brief filed in federal court Wednesday that the restrictive measure could harm their states by taxing resources if women cross borders to seek care.
South Carolina’s law restricts abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected.
It’s one of more than a dozen similar measures passed across the country in recent years.
The law is on hold pending the outcome of a Mississippi abortion measure currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.