FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2023
Contact: Mary Owens, [email protected]
Washington, D.C. – The South Carolina Supreme Court today deemed the state’s pro-life heartbeat protections unconstitutional, nearly two years after Governor Henry McMaster (R) signed them into law.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America slammed the decision, saying:
“We are deeply disappointed the South Carolina Supreme Court sided with the radical abortion lobby and its nonexistent ‘right’ to commit abortion violence against unborn babies with beating hearts. The abortion industry continues to run to the courts to impose their agenda knowing that the people do not support their extreme policies,” said SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Advances in science show that by six weeks, an unborn babies heart rate is about 110 beats per minute, which can be easily detected by an ultrasound. There is no question these children are human beings like us, and they deserve protection.
“South Carolinians made their will clear when the legislature passed and Governor McMaster signed this compassionate law that would save more than 4,000 lives a year. In the Dobbs era, when the people finally have a voice on this issue again after 50 years, we will not stop fighting alongside our local allies to protect as many unborn children and mothers as possible.”
More than a dozen states have already taken action to protect life, with the potential to save more than 200,000 lives.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.