Skip to Content

South Carolina Supreme Court takes up state’s abortion ban


Associated Press/Report for America

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Supreme Court justices have grilled lawyers over the extent of the right to privacy in a case that could determine the scope of the state’s abortion restrictions. Over 18 months of legal back and forth came to a head Wednesday when the justices heard arguments over whether the state constitution prohibits a 2021 ban on abortions after cardiac activity is detected, typically around six weeks. After being blocked by federal courts, the law took effect shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. South Carolina’s high court in August temporarily blocked the ban as the justices weighed this new lawsuit.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content