What's with the South Carolina's six-week abortion banstruckdown
The South Carolina High Court on Thursday struck down down a two-year fight against the state's six-week abortion ban.
The Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for rape and incest. But the South Carolina Supreme Court struck down the ban citing it violated constitutional right to privacy.
The court's decision implies that patients can go to their trusted health care providers, to access abortion and other essential health services in South Carolina.
Abortion providers and advocates applauded the decision to strike down South Carolina's six-week abortion ban.
It has been viewed as "An immense win" for South Carolinians where abortion access has been largely dictated by state restrictions.