Death Penalty for Abortions?
March 14, 2023 | South Carolina
The South Carolina General Assembly is deliberating a bill that would make women who get an abortion eligible for the death penalty, The Hill reported.
It comes several months after a group of Republican state representatives introduced the South Carolina Prenatal Equal Protection Act of 2023, which redefines “person” to include a fertilized egg.
The result is that fetuses would receive equal protection under the state’s homicide laws, including the death penalty. An exception is made for women who underwent abortions due to “the threat of imminent death or great bodily injury.” (Excerpt from Newsmax.com.)