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McMaster will file petitions to enforce the Fetal Heartbeat Act

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) — After Friday morning’s SCOTUS decision overturned Roe v. Wade, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster plans to enact the Fetal Heartbeat Act. The law would ban most abortions in the state.

McMaster previously said he favors tougher anti-abortion laws in SC if Roe v. Wade was canceled.

McMaster released a statement on Friday,

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is a resounding victory for the Constitution and for those who have worked for so many years to protect the lives of the most vulnerable among us. By the end of the day, we will file motions for the Fetal Heartbeat Act to take effect in South Carolina and immediately begin working with members of the General Assembly to determine the best course of action to protect the lives of Carolinas. of the South to be born.

In anticipation of the decision, Statehouse lawmakers formed an ad hoc committee ahead of time in preparation for a special session on abortion.

Mary Green of WIS spoke with Rep. John McCravy, chair of the SC House ad hoc Dobbs committee. He spoke with Attorney General Alan Wilson shortly after the Dobbs ruling was released and said Wilson had already filed a motion to lift the Heartbeat Act stay in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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