SC S0001 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 13-0)
Status: Introduced on January 12 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-12 - Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
Pending: Senate Medical Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Enact The "south Carolina Fetal Heartbeat And Protection From Abortion Act"; To Amend Chapter 41, Title 44 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Abortions, By Adding Article 6, To Require Testing For A Detectable Fetal Heartbeat Before An Abortion Is Performed On A Pregnant Woman, To Prohibit The Performance Of An Abortion If A Fetal Heartbeat Is Detected, To Provide Medical Emergency Exceptions, To Require Certain Documentation And Recordkeeping By Physicians Performing Abortions, To Create A Civil Action For A Pregnant Woman Upon Whom An Abortion Is Performed, To Create Criminal Penalties, And For Other Purposes; To Amend Section 44-41-460(a) Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Required Reporting Of Abortion Data To The Department Of Health And Environmental Control, To Add Reporting Of Fetal Heartbeat Testing And Patient Medical Condition Data; And To Amend Section 44-41-330(a)(1) Of The 1976 Code, Relating To A Pregnant Woman's Right To Know Certain Information, To Require Notification Of The Detection Of A Fetal Heartbeat.

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SC Fetal Heartbeat Protection from Abortion Act



2021-01-12SenateReferred to Committee on Medical Affairs
2021-01-12SenateIntroduced and read first time
2020-12-09SenateReferred to Committee on Medical Affairs

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
4441330(n/a)See Bill Text
4441460(n/a)See Bill Text

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