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Jan 10, 2018

Civil Rights – Abortion Disclaimer Ordinance Violates First Amendment

The district court was correct to strike down a Baltimore ordinance requiring pregnancy centers that do not offer or refer for abortions to disclose that fact via waiting-room signage, the circuit court said. The Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns – a non-profit organization operating inside a Carholic church and affiliated with national pro-life organizations […]

May 24, 2016

Abortion rights supporters call on Haley to veto bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Abortion rights supporters are calling on Republican Gov. Nikki Haley to veto a bill banning most abortions in South Carolina past 19 weeks. About 50 people chanted “Stop the Ban!” during a rally Tuesday outside the Statehouse. Signs carried by protesters included those reading “Keep the elephant out of the womb” […]

May 18, 2016

South Carolina passes bill banning abortion after 19 weeks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban. The legislation will now head to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk. The Republican said in March she will almost certainly sign it, but wants to look at the details once […]

Mar 10, 2016

South Carolina on cusp of having tougher abortion law

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is on the cusp of passing a bill prohibiting nearly all abortions past 19 weeks of pregnancy, making it the latest of 15 states to pass restrictive bans whose constitutionality has yet to be ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court. A compromise approved Tuesday by the Senate allows […]

Mar 9, 2016

SC Senate approves bill banning abortion past 19 weeks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill banning abortion past 19 weeks in South Carolina could be heading to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk by week’s end. The Senate approved legislation 36-9 Tuesday that allows exceptions only if the mother’s life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus can’t survive outside the womb. The measure’s […]

Feb 18, 2016

Ky. lawmaker bill would also reduce shotgun weddings

Kentucky lawmakers appear to be taking a page out of South Carolina’s book when it comes to giving men access erectile dysfunction medication. Democratic state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian of Louisville, Kentucky, introduced a bill last week that would require men to visit a doctor’s office at least twice and swear on a Bible that […]

Aug 21, 2015

AG looking into Medicaid payments to abortion clinics

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office is looking into Medicaid payments to South Carolina’s three abortion clinics to determine whether any fraud occurred, according to letters provided Thursday to The Associated Press. Wilson becomes the latest Republican to pursue investigations into abortion clinics following the release of videos — secretly taped by [&hell[...]

Jan 22, 2015

Abortion opponents push new bills in state legislatures

NEW YORK (AP) — Buoyed by conservative gains in the November election, foes of abortion are mobilizing on behalf of bills in several state legislatures that would further curtail women’s access to the procedure. On both sides of the debate, activists are highlighting their hopes and concerns in conjunction with Thursday’s 42nd anniversary of the […]

Jul 22, 2014

4th Circuit: Protest group can seek fees in free speech case

A district court in Greenwood County had no authority to deny attorneys’ fees to an anti-abortion group that successfully sued the county for civil rights violations because no “special circumstances” applied to make the award unjust, according to a recent ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The case has been remanded to […]

Jul 17, 2014

Dems target women with bills on contraception, pay

WASHINGTON— Democrats and Republicans are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in Congress because they target a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections: female voters. Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall. […]

Apr 10, 2014

SC bills could outlaw abortion, most contraception

A Senate panel has advanced legislation that opponents say could outlaw abortion and emergency contraception in South Carolina.

Feb 25, 2014

Bill banning abortion at 20 weeks heads to House

A bill banning abortion in South Carolina at 20 weeks of pregnancy and beyond is heading to the House floor.

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