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As S.C. Catholics challenge state’s Blaine Amendment, scholars argue it was ‘born of bigotry’

Catholics and others challenging South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment are right to argue that the amendment was “born of bigotry and... Read more

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston diocese, Black colleges seek federal injunction to get COVID-19 relief

A 19th-century constitutional amendment in South Carolina is wrongly blocking coronavirus relief money for Catholic schools, an attorney for the... Read more

As heartbeat bill passes key hurdle, Charleston diocese welcomes progress

A proposed South Carolina ban on abortion after an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected has won approval from the... Read more

Rape, incest exemptions restored to South Carolina abortion ban

As the South Carolina legislature considers a bill that would ban most abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable,... Read more

Exemptions for rape, incest removed from South Carolina abortion bill

A senate subcommittee in South Carolina has removed two exemptions from a fetal heartbeat bill, which would ban abortions after... Read more

South Carolina lawmakers plan to advance pro-life bills

Several lawmakers in South Carolina have announced they will introduce pro-life bills in the state’s upcoming legislative session, set to... Read more

Planned Parenthood sues after South Carolina bans Medicaid funds for abortion clinics

Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit challenging a South Carolina executive order barring Medicaid funds from going toward any health... Read more

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South Carolina governor ends funding of abortion clinics

In an executive order issued Aug. 25, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster directed state agencies to stop funding abortion clinics... Read more