FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2023
SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE REPUBLICANS STAND UP FOR LIFE
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today, the Senate voted to concur in House amendments to S. 474, a bill to prohibit the performance of abortions once the heartbeat of an unborn child is detectable, approximately six weeks into a pregnancy. This life-saving legislation includes exceptions in cases of rape, incest, medical emergency, or fatal fetal anomaly.
Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey issued the following statement:
“A heartbeat clearly indicates life. Today, Senate Republicans kept their promises and stood up for life in South Carolina. All children with a beating heart will soon be protected in this State. South Carolina will not be the abortion capital of the Southeast.”
Senator Larry Grooms, who authored the bill, added:
“There is no greater right than the right to life. Government’s primary purpose is to protect life. Every abortion takes a life. I am delighted that South Carolina will now join fourteen other states in protecting life once a heartbeat is detected.”
This bill is headed to the Governor for his signature.