Columbia, S.C., Dec 4, 2018 / 19:00 pm
Several lawmakers in South Carolina have announced they will introduce pro-life bills in the state's upcoming legislative session, set to begin next month.
Three anti-abortion laws are expected to be filed – a bill forbidding abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, a "bill establishing fetal personhood, and a bill restricting dismemberment abortions.
Pro-life lawmakers in the state say they have been encouraged by the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the 2017 election of conservative Governor Henry McMaster.
"There's been nobody more committed to pro-life legislation than Gov. McMaster, and there's absolutely no reason to expect that to change in the coming legislative session," McMaster spokesman Brian Symmes told The State.