A Judge just handed Planned Parenthood a major defeat that will save the lives of countless babies

Several states have enacted abortion bans since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2021.

The Abortion Lobby filed lawsuits against many of the abortion bans.

But a Judge just handed Planned Parenthood a major defeat that will save the lives of countless babies.

Following the Dobbs decision in 2021, South Carolina legislators passed a law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy in the Palmetto State.

According to the law, abortions are illegal once an ultrasound detects “cardiac activity, or the steady and repetitive rhythmic contraction of the fetal heart, within the gestational sac.”

But Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit demanding a temporary suspension of the law because they believe the definition of heartbeat is too vague.

On Thursday, Circuit Court Judge Daniel Coble issued his ruling on whether or not the court would grant Planned Parenthood’s request to block the law until a formal definition of heartbeat is decided.

Coble ruled against Planned Parenthood and denied its motion to block the law.

“The definition of ‘fetal heartbeat’ is not clear and unambiguous and does not convey a definite meaning on its face,” Coble wrote. “Therefore, this Court must look to the intent of the General Assembly in determining, if possible, what it envisioned.”

After examining the legislative history and the discussion about the law before it passed, Coble said he found nothing to indicate a specific time frame other than six weeks.

“This Court cannot locate one instance of legislative history indicating a time frame of any other period other than the six-week mark, much less nine weeks,” Coble wrote. “This court holds that it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that the General Assembly intended, and the public understood, that the time frame of the act would begin around the six-week mark.”

During the original debate over the law, Planned Parenthood representatives referred to it as a ban after six weeks on more than 300 different occasions.

But the Abortion Lobby is saying something different in an effort to keep the slaughter mills open for business in South Carolina.

Of course, Planned Parenthood is expected to appeal the ruling.

But for now, abortions are banned in South Carolina after six weeks of pregnancy.

Currently, there are 14 states that are enforcing bans on abortions at all stages of pregnancy and South Carolina and two other states have bans on abortions after six weeks.

This is a big victory for unborn babies and should encourage Pro-Life Americans to keep fighting the good fight.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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