Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks In South Carolina
By Matt Vespa
May 26, 2016
The legislation, which offers exceptions only to women whose lives are threatened or if their fetus would not survive outside the womb, is considered the cornerstone of the anti-abortion movement’s policy agenda in 2016.The new law is almost certain to face a court challenge from abortion rights supporters, who argue such laws are unconstitutional.
Thirteen other states have also recently enacted 20-week bans, as has the House.
The Associated Press added that the law goes into effect immediately, with $10,000 fines and three years imprisonment for doctors who violate the law. They added that prison time is mandatory on a third conviction.
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