There Is No Heartbeat

“We hold that our state constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s decision to have an abortion.” -S.C. State Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court decided that we do not have equal rights under the law. They have told us that the right to privacy supersedes the right to life.

In a 3-2 decision announced on Thursday morning, January 5th, the South Carolina State Supreme Court overruled the state's "Heartbeat Law" that was signed by Governor Henry McMaster in February of 2021.

"The S.C. State Supreme Court has read into a 1970 state constitutional amendment a similar overreach of the right to privacy created by SCOTUS' 1973 Roe v. Wade decision," said Dave Wilson, President of Palmetto Family Council.

"It was not the intention of voters in 1970 to enshrine the right to an abortion into our state's constitution."

Chief Justice Donald Beatty and Justice John Few signed on to the majority opinion of the court written by Kay Hearn.

In that opinion, the court cited, “The state unquestionably has the authority to limit the right of privacy that protects women from state interference with her decision, but any such limitation must be reasonable and it must be meaningful in that the time frames imposed must afford a woman sufficient time to determine she is pregnant and to take reasonable steps to terminate that pregnancy,”

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