Planned Parenthood Sues To Stop South Carolina ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Restrictions

  • Planned Parenthood is suing South Carolina to overturn the new “Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion” law, which restricts abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
  • Within an hour of Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signing the bill Thursday morning, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers filed the lawsuit in state court, alleging the law is unconstitutional.
  • “State lawmakers have once again trampled on our right to make private health care decisions, ignoring warnings from health care providers and precedent set by the state’s highest court just a few months ago,” said Jenny Black, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic.
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