The South Carolina House of Representatives, passed a ban on abortion from the moment of conception. A bill that went ahead on Wednesday because of the incredible support of Republican representatives, who are in the majority in the state legislative chamber.
This prohibition is partial: abortion is only permitted in cases of rape, incest, fatal fetal anomaly or risk to the health or life of the pregnant woman. A week ago, the South Carolina Senate passed the bill vetoing abortion practice from the time a heartbeat is detected, with the same exceptions as the state's House bill.
Caitlin Connors, regional director of the anti-abortion organization, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, applauded the decision by South Carolina Republican representatives to ban abortion:
Under pro-life champion Governor Henry McMaster, who has prioritized safeguarding life from day one, South Carolinians are leading the way and we are very hopeful that strong pro-life protections will make it into law as soon as this year.
Kentucky: Proposal to make it a homicide to undergo an illegal abortion
Kentucky Republican Representative Emily Callaway introduced a bill to charge a woman who undergoes an illegal abortion with felony murder. In the state, abortion is prohibited except in the case of risk to the life of the fetus.
In his bill, Callaway presents the exception for a licensed physician to perform a "lawful medical procedure" to save the life of the pregnant woman "that results in the accidental or unintentional death of the unborn child." Nor would a "spontaneous miscarriage" involving the "natural or accidental termination of a pregnancy" be prosecuted.