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8:22 am on Friday March 14, 2014

SC lawmakers discuss abortion bills

A South Carolina Senate subcommittee approved a bill Thursday aimed at closing abortion clinics, while a different subcommittee took no votes but heard from the public on other bills aimed at outlawing abortions. The bill that passed would require...
5:25 am on Saturday May 28, 2011

Westboro Baptist protests (and counter-protests) come to downtown Savannah (update: video)

Flickr user harbor88 Expect visuals like this, plus a lot of noise. Update May 28: The second day of protests was held as area students graduated from high school on May 27 — and there were more counter protests. WSAV has another solid report that...
8:04 am on Wednesday March 2, 2011

Out-of-town abortionist in hot water after flashing firearm at pro-life protest (update: trail to proceed)

Update March 2: Five months after the incident, a judge has ruled that the trial may proceed. No word on the court date though - read about the latest at The Post and Courier. Update February 1: The Post and Courier reports that, once again, Boyle's...
9:12 am on Sunday February 20, 2011

Medicaid, abortion, unemployment, ATVs and more: It's a list of what's on the plate for S.C. lawmakers

Image by Flickr user Richard Boltin Watching legislation be made is a lot like watching what a group will go for at a buffet: Some clearly healthy options are left aside for their unpalatablness, some options are universally popular, and some just...
9:08 am on Sunday February 20, 2011

Medicaid, abortion, unemployment, ATVs and more: It's a list of what's on the plate for S.C. lawmakers

Flickr user Richard Boltin Watching legislation be made is a lot like watching what a group will go for at a buffet: Some clearly healthy options are left aside for their unpalatablness, some options are universally popular, and some just wish...
5:40 am on Monday September 6, 2010

Both main candidates to be S.C.'s next governor are anti-abortion

Image by Flickr user trevino If you're someone who largely votes based on supporting the candidate that best parallels your view on reproductive rights, Sen. Vincent Sheheen and Rep. Nikki Haley have just made the call a lot harder for you in this...
7:00 am on Thursday May 27, 2010

Senate moves forward with 24 hours mandatory delay bill (updated)

Update May 27: With only four days left in the regular session, lawmakers negotiating a compromise on a bill to extend the waiting period for an abortion from one hour to 24 hours are running out of time. According to The State: Sen. Kevin Bryant,...
9:05 pm on Thursday March 18, 2010

South Carolina House passes $5.1B budget, keeps cigarette tax hike, stiffer abortion rules, $10M golf loan

Weighing in at $5.1 billion, the South Carolina budget has passed the House and now heads to the Senate. Among the more news-making aspects of the bill has been the ability of a 30-cent per-pack cigarette tax to survive, elimination of state-funded...
4:03 am on Wednesday March 17, 2010

Rape, incest abortions get funding eliminated in S.C. House budget

On Wednesday evening, South Carolina legislators voted 57-54 to deny abortions in the state's health insurance plan in cases of rape or incest or when they're needed to protect a mother's health. Democrats and Republicans were split down the middle...
12:42 pm on Sunday February 15, 2009

Pair of anti-abortion bills working way through S.C. Legislature

Yvonne Wenger over at The Post and Courier has a story about the latest on pair of anti-abortion measures in the South Carolina's statehouse. One would up the 60-minute waiting period to a full 24 hours, the other would require doctors to try and...

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