Jeffrey Collins / APA group who opposes the bill banning almost all abortions in South Carolina put up a sign outside the Statehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (Jeffrey Collins / AP)
By Kipp Jones
Published February 18, 2021 at 4:32pm
The South Carolina House passed a bill on Wednesday banning most abortions in the state, which led the minority House Democrats to throw a temper tantrum and storm out.
The Associated Press reported the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act passed by a vote of 79 to 35 on Wednesday and was sent to be signed into law by GOP Gov. Henry McMaster on Thursday. The bill is designed to save the lives of unborn children in most instances where an abortion would be easily obtained.
Last month, the Republican-majority state Senate approved the bill by a vote of 30