Judge Temporarily Blocks South Carolina’s Abortion Ban

A judge in South Carolina temporarily blocked the state’s six-week abortion ban last week until the Supreme Court can address a legal challenge presented by Planned Parenthood. 

“We will continue fighting to protect the lives of the unborn in South Carolina and the constitutional law that protects them. I hope that the Supreme Court will take this matter up without delay,” South Carolina’s Republican Governor Henry McMaster wrote Friday.

Gov. McMaster signed the bill into law last Thursday, saying it was a great win but the fight was “not over.”

“This is a great day for life in South Carolina, but the fight is not over. We stand ready to defend this legislation against any challenges and are confident we will succeed. The right to life must be preserved, and we will do everything we can to protect it,” Gov. McMaster said last week.

From The Blaze

The bill bans most abortions after six weeks, with exceptions for life and health of the mother as well as fatal fetal anomalies. Women pregnant as a result of rape or incest can legally seek abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy under certain conditions.