The bill is now on the desk of Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is expected to sign it into law. An emergency clause in the bill means it will take effect immediately.
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A recent New York Times article attempts to force scientific findings and manipulate the language to reach their own preferred conclusions.
Some corporations responded by donating to pro-abortion groups or issuing statements in opposition.
Neither faith nor reason appears to be guiding the president’s latest shift toward even stronger support for abortion rights.
Choices have real consequences, for good or evil, that do not disappear just because we chose them.
On Monday, pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List said that the Texas state legislature “acted on the will of the people,” passing a law “reflecting the scientific reality that unborn children are human beings, with beating hearts as early as five weeks.”
The law, the governor said, “ensures that the life of every unborn child who has a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion.”
Rep. Russell Ott was one of only two Democrats in the South Carolina House to vote for the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act, which restricts abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected — as early as six weeks post-gestation.
The state currently bans abortion after 20 weeks into pregnancy.
The legislation bans abortion after the point at which a fetal heartbeat can be detected - as early as six weeks into pregnancy.