South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill that bans abortions after 19 weeks, making it the 17th state to pass a law banning abortions that early. South Carolina’s law makes no exceptions for rape or incest.
A South Carolina State Senator is filibustering a bill that would make abortion illegal for 20 weeks, not because he doesn’t hate abortion—he totally, loudly does—but because the bill makes an exception for victims of rape and incest. Those rape and incest victims had 20 whole weeks, State Senator Lee Bright, says,…
The "fetal pain"-inspired abortion bans at 20 weeks sweeping states aren't just unconstitutional and lacking scientific basis, they also lack medical exceptions. So women like Nebraskan Danielle Deaver are forced to carry severely-impaired fetuses until stillbirth, risking serious infection.