SC Abortion Providers File Lawsuit Challenging 6-Week Abortion Ban


SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) — South Carolina abortion providers have filed another lawsuit challenging the state’s six-week abortion ban.

This lawsuit, brought by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Greenville Women’s Clinic and two physicians, comes less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the federal constitutional right to abortion.

Abortion providers asked a state trial court to block the law on the grounds that it violates the constitutional rights of South Carolinians to privacy and equal protection.

A spokesman for Governor Henry McMaster said: “The Governor is confident that the law is constitutionally sound and will prevail in court, and he will defend it every step of the way – just as he did in federal court. “

The plaintiffs are seeking a temporary restraining order that would prevent the enforcement of Senate Bill 1 and immediately allow abortion providers in South Carolina to resume abortion services after six weeks of pregnancy.

A spokesperson for the SC Attorney General’s Office said: “We expected this legal challenge. As we always do, we will uphold the laws of the state.

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