South Carolina moves one step closer to a six-week abortion ban, putting pressure on Virginia’s Glenn Youngkin

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Pro-Life legislation is finally moving in the Palmetto State.

And all that stands in the way is a few RINO State Senators.

But as South Carolina moves one step closer to a six-week abortion ban, they are putting pressure on Virginia’s Glenn Youngkin.

Virginia’s moderate Governor Glenn Youngkin claims he is stoutly Pro-Life.

Yet his actions, or lack of actions, speak far louder than words.

South Carolina edges ever closer to a six-week abortion ban

North Carolina’s legislature recently overrode the Democrat Governor’s veto of a very mild 12-week ban on most abortions.

While the 12-week ban only stops around 10% of all abortions, and contains a number of exceptions, it is another move in the right direction.

Now South Carolina is close to becoming the next state to pass Pro-Life legislation.

And their bill is a six-week ban, which is a much more meaningful move toward a near total abortion ban. 

If the bill makes it through the State Senate, the Governor has said he will sign it into law.

That would leave Virginia as the only state in the South as a place where women have unrestricted access to abortions.

This despite the fact that Virginia’s Governor Glenn Youngkin claims to be Pro-Life.

The last bastion of legalized murder

South Carolina and Virginia are currently the only southern states that allow almost unrestricted abortions.

But soon Virginia could be alone as the last bastion in the region for abortions for any reason at any time.

Because under a Pro-Life bill passed in the South Carolina House access would be almost entirely banned after about six weeks of pregnancy. 

While its passage in the State Senate is still not certain, and Democrats have introduced more than 1,000 amendments in an effort to stop the bill, final passage is expected next week.

This follows right after North Carolina’s 12-week ban was passed over the Governor’s veto.

The North Carolina law goes into effect July 1. 

Abortion is banned or restricted in much of the South, including bans throughout pregnancy in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. 

In Georgia and Florida, it’s now allowed only in the first six weeks.

Where are you, Glenn Youngkin?

Such Pro-Life laws are possible because the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year in the Dobbs decision, which struck down the incorrectly decided 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

Roe established a nationwide right to abortion.

“It would be just devastating for abortion access in the South,” Jamie Lockhart, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, said. 

These stricter bans across the South heighten Virginia’s role as an access point and will make Virginia a new abortion tourism destination.  

That is unless Glenn Youngkin takes action.

He has claimed to be avidly Pro-Life, but thus far has only worked to stop Pro-Life legislation from even being introduced.

His actions to stop Pro-Life bills have all but ended any chance some thought he had to run for President.

Worse, it leaves Virginia as the new murder capital of the South.

It’s time for Virginians to hold Youngkin accountable for his pro-abortion actions.

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