South Carolina lawmakers consider banning almost all abortions

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By Gabriella Borter (Reuters) – South Carolina lawmakers held a public hearing on Thursday to consider banning nearly all abortions in the state, following the lead of other Republican-led states that have outlawed most abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. A committee of South Carolina’s House of Representatives heard dozens of speakers give testimony on whether the state should restrict abortion further than it does currently. A ban on abortion past six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant, took effect in South Carolina when the Supreme Court …

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