Gov. Henry McMaster had signed the bill Feb. 18, calling it “a major step forward in the pro-life movement here in South Carolina.”
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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.
Father Williams attributed this year's success largely to the team assembled by Deacon Leininger, who has been involved with the prison for the last four and half years.
Trio would include forbidding abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, establishing fetal personhood and ending dismemberment abortions.
Gov. Henry McMaster’s July 2018 executive order said the state ‘should not contract with abortion clinics for family-planning services.’
‘Taxpayer dollars must not directly or indirectly subsidize abortion providers like Planned Parenthood,’ said Gov. Henry McMaster.
The bill, signed into law on May 25, is named the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.