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South Carolina’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Court

March 19, 2021, 4:07 PM

South Carolina is unable to deny a woman the right to have an abortion after fetal cardiac activity allegedly has been detected, as that can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, months before any fetus could be viable, a federal court said Friday.

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is likely to win its challenge to the six-week law, as the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a woman has a right to end a pregnancy up until a fetus would be able to live outside the womb, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina said ...