SC H5483 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-0)
Status: Introduced on August 31 2022 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2022-08-31 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, To Enact The "reproductive Health Rights Act", By Adding Chapter 140 To Title 44 So As To Provide That A Woman May Have An Abortion Prior To The Viability Of Her Embryo Or Fetus, To Provide For The Circumstances In Which A Woman May Have An Abortion After The Viability Of Her Fetus, To Provide For The Process Through Which A Minor May Have An Abortion, To Provide That Assistive Reproductive Technologies And Contraceptives Shall Be Available In South Carolina, To Provide That Pregnant Women Are Entitled To Quality Prenatal And Postnatal Health Care, And To Expand Medicaid To Facilitate The Delivery Of Quality Prenatal And Postnatal Health Care; To Amend Section 40-47-37, Relating To The Practice Of Telemedicine, So As To Permit Doctors To Prescribe Abortion-inducing Drugs Via Telemedicine; By Adding Section 38-71-48 So As To Provide That Health Insurance Policies That Provide Pregnancy And Child Birth Coverage Must Also Offer Coverage For Abortions And Related Services And Medical Procedures Intended To Permanently Prevent Pregnancy Including, But Not Limited To, Tubal Ligation, Hysterectomy, And Vasectomy; By Adding Section 38-71-49 So As To Provide That Health Insurance Policies Must Offer Coverage For Assistive Reproductive Technologies; To Amend Section 59-32-10, Relating To Comprehensive Health Education Program-defined Terms, So As To Change Certain Definitions; And To Repeal Chapter 41 Of Title 44 Relating To Abortion.

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Reproductive Health Rights Act



2022-08-31HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2022-08-31HouseIntroduced and read first time

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
387148(n/a)See Bill Text
387149(n/a)See Bill Text
404737(n/a)See Bill Text
593210(n/a)See Bill Text

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