The case of abortion has always been an uber-sensitive one and has been an issue for a long time. On Tuesday, South Carolina lawmakers passed a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks and later, this is the same proposal that has been turned down by courts in three other states as unconstitutional.
South Carolina’s new law makes abortion at 20 weeks or more illegal with no exceptions. And by no exceptions, it means, the law even applies to rape and incest victims. Alyssa Miller, the state’s director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, expresses about how the new bill puts women at risk with The New York Times,
“The reality is that abortion later in pregnancy is extremely rare and often takes place in complex and difficult situations where a woman and her doctor need every medical option available,” Ms. Miller said. “These bills are simply part of an extreme political agenda to chip away at access to safe and legal abortion.”
Contrary to Miller’s view, the Republican representative and bill’s sponsor Wendy Nanney had to say the following about the new law,
“I believe that life begins at conception and every step we can take to get back to that point is important. In my view and many others it’s inhumane to subject that baby to pain at 20 weeks.”