By Bill Davis, senior editor | It is spring and hope has returned to some quarters of the General Assembly that more can be done to tighten the noose around abortion rights in South Carolina. Whether anything becomes law, however, is a long and complicated political puzzle.
This year, there are 12 different abortion-related bills that have been introduced in the House and the Senate. Of those, more than half the bills seek to, depending on which side of the debate is speaking, to support pro-life policies or limit women’s access to health care.
Whether these bills enjoy any kind of success, national groups with state chapters, such as like Planned Parenthood, have vowed to fight many of them as aggressively as if they were about to be signed into law.