The South Carolina state House has passed a bill banning abortions that would protect the lives of unborn children starting at conception. The measure could make South Carolina the next state to officially ban abortions after the Supreme Court overturned Roe.

The state House approved the Human Life Protection Act on an 83-31 vote. Rep. Jackie Hayes of Dillon was the only Democrat to vote for the bill along with pro-life Republicans.

There is concern that the state Senate will not take up the bill.

Republican senators crafted it in a way they hope will cause justices to flip their 3-2 ruling in a future challenge.

But House GOP leaders called the Senate’s actions unacceptable, setting up a potential standstill between Republicans who rule both chambers. It’s unclear whether either chamber will even consider the other’s bill.

“The House has taken another giant step in protecting human life,” House Speaker Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, said after the vote…(Excerpt from LIFENEWS.COM)


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