FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2023
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, the South Carolina Supreme Court determined Act 70 of 2023, the Heartbeat bill, to be constitutional. The Court vacated the preliminary injunction and upheld the act with a decisive majority of justices.
South Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Heartbeat Bill
Fifty years of patience and devotion from the pro-life movement culminated in the fall of Roe last summer. The Dobbs decision meant relief for many across the nation and a renewed vigor to take up the fight for life at the state level.
South Carolina’s Dobbs moment is upon us now.
Today, the State Supreme Court made clear that South Carolina may enact a law to protect unborn children from abortion once a heartbeat is detectable.
The steadfast work of Senate Republicans on behalf of the most vulnerable has resulted in the birth of a new South Carolina; one that is no longer an abortion destination but a refuge for the unborn.
Our fight is not over. Today, we celebrate, and tomorrow, we continue striving to make South Carolina a free, safe, and beautiful home for all her citizens.