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Sep 15, 2023

Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenges SC abortion law

COLUMBIA — Abortion providers urged South Carolina’s highest court on Thursday to lengthen the narrow window when a pregnancy can be legally terminated under the state’s strict new ban. The conservative state’s all-male Supreme Court last month upheld a so-called “fetal heartbeat” law commonly understood to restrict access after about six weeks of pregnancy, which [[...]

Oct 13, 2021

4th Circuit sets hearing in South Carolina abortion case

An appellate court is set to debate a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law about a week after the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar measure in Mississippi. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively calendared the South Carolina case for oral arguments the week of Dec. 6, according to an order from […]

Jul 30, 2018

Planned Parenthood sues over Medicaid abortion order

COLUMBIA (AP) Planned Parenthood says it is suing to try to get a judge to overturn South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s order that it couldn’t provide services under the state Medicaid health plan. Planned Parenthood says that decision means thousands of poor women on Medicaid won’t be able to get pelvic exams, birth control or […]

Jul 9, 2018

GOP governor cuts health care to take anti-abortion stand

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster removed $16 million for healthcare from the state budget, saying July 6 he wanted to make sure no taxpayer money goes to abortion providers. The Republican governor said he was keeping a promise he made repeatedly as he campaigns for a full term, disagreeing with Democrats and some Republicans […]

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