South Carolina Becomes 12th State to Enact Pro-life Heartbeat Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2021 
Contact: Prudence Robertson, probertson@sbalist.org | 240-672-2828

Washington, D.C.  – Today South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (R) signed into law the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act, which limits abortion in the state after the point by which a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List issued the following comment:

“We applaud Governor McMaster’s pro-life leadership in signing this lifesaving legislation into law,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “The beating hearts of unborn children should awaken the conscience of our nation to the tragedy and reality of abortion – which deprives innocent boys and girls of the fundamental right to life.

“There is a growing momentum in the states to welcome and protect unborn lives under the law. Many of these state initiatives are on a collision course with our nation’s current abortion jurisprudence. Someday soon we hope the Supreme Court will take the handcuffs off the states and allow them to pass pro-life laws – grounded in science and compassion – that reflect the will of their people.”

South Carolina joins Georgia, Missouri, Louisiana, Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, and North Dakota in limiting abortions as early as a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

SBA List endorsed Governor McMaster and Lieutenant Governor Evette in 2018.

SBA List is a network of 900,000 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.

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