A bill banning most abortion procedures in South Carolina has pushed its way to the top and will now stand before the Senate for a vote, according to The Hill. According to the bill being pushed by South Carolina, it will be illegal to perform an abortion if an ultrasound detects a fetal heartbeat, even if it is as early as six weeks into a woman’s pregnancy.
The only exceptions to the law will be situations involving rape and incest. If any provider breaks the law of performing an abortion after the discovery of a fetal heartbeat, they will be subject to prison and a fine of up to $10,000. “Killing an unborn baby will kill the life of an innocent human being,” stated State Sen. Richard Cash (R) who also shared his desire to remove the rape and incest exceptions associated with the bill. “Two wrongs don’t make a right,” continued Cash on why rape should not be an excuse for abortion.