South Carolina passed a bill yesterday prohibiting abortion to 19 weeks. They’re the 17th state to limit abortion after five months citing the unborn child’s ability to feel pain.
Governor Nikki Haley is expected to sign the legislation into law in quick fashion.
Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser called it a “compassionate, human-centered measure” which “reflect the reality that most Americans – women in higher numbers than men – want to end brutal late-term abortions in this country.”
Dannenfelser said she’d like to see similar legislation make it through the federal government.
“South Carolina’s win is evidence of sustained momentum to pass this bill on the federal level. A national limit – which would save up to 18,000 unborn lives a year and protect that many women – is long overdue,” she said. “The U.S. is only one in seven nations to allow late term abortion after the five-month mark. If we take back the White House and protect our pro-life majorities in Congress, we can pass this legislation in 2017. It is not only the morally just thing to do, it is politically smart.”
Let’s hope more states get on board.
Now, the thing is that these limits have gotten caught up in court. So, in the end, we all know that the U.S. Supreme Court will be deciding this.