This state’s top court just upheld an abortion ban just months after slapping down a similar law

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The Pro-Life movement is securing some huge victories.

And by taking the fight directly to the pro-aborts some Pro-Life groups are actually saving babies.

Now this state’s top court just upheld an abortion ban just months after slapping down a similar law.

The highest court in South Carolina recently upheld a new state law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is observed.

A hard fought victory 

A heartbeat is generally detected at around six weeks of pregnancy.

This should be considered the bare minimum acceptable in any Pro-Life legislation and in South Carolina, RINOs like State Senator Tom Davis tried their best to stop the bill.

Davis joined with pro-abortion Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC) in a fight to stop the bill and it took a massive effort by groups such as Students for Life America to secure the victory.

Now the state’s Supreme Court has upheld the law in a major win for life.

The ruling comes only months after the court blocked a similar ban that had been put into place after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in last year’s Dobbs decision.

The State Supreme Court ruled 4-1 that the state Palmetto State’s constitutional protection against “unreasonable invasions of privacy” did not include the right to abortion.

Reuters reported the state law was “within the zone of reasonable policy decisions rationally related to the State’s interest in protecting the unborn.”

“With this victory, we protect the lives of countless unborn children and reaffirm South Carolina’s place as one of the most Pro-Life states in America,” Republican Governor Henry McMaster said.

Planned Parenthood sued to kill more children

The ruling comes after Planned Parenthood filed suit to challenge the law.

The highly contested bill was passed in May. 

The vote for the bill fell mostly along party lines, except for five women in the state Senate — three of them Republicans — all of whom opposed the bill.

The latest version of the bill comes just months after the state Supreme Court voted 3-2 in January to block a previous Pro-Life law. 

But since then, Justice Kaye Hearn, who was the author of the previous ruling against the law, has since retired.

Hearn was replaced by Justice Garrison Hill, who voted to uphold the new law. 

And Justice John Few switched his vote, saying the new law addressed important holes in the old one.

Chief Justice Donald Beatty opposed the law, saying he thought the new law was virtually the same as the previous one. 

He said the court should have followed its earlier finding.

“Today’s result will surely weigh heavily upon the public and our state’s medical professionals, in light of the threat of criminal penalties placed upon practitioners and the serious harm that could occur to women who could be denied reproductive health care during this uncertainty,” Beatty wrote in his dissent.

The ruling keeps in place the penalty for doctors choosing to carry out an abortion, saying “Any person, except as permitted by this chapter, who provides, supplies, prescribes or administers any drug, medicine, prescription or substance to any woman or uses or employs any device, instrument or other means upon any woman, with the intent to produce an abortion shall be deemed guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than two nor more than five years or fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.”

The court’s ruling proves yet again that when Republicans stay true to their alleged Pro-Life principles, and don’t cower and kneel down to pro-abortion radicals, babies are saved.

Maybe Nancy Mace will reconsider her allegiance to baby killers and instead represent her district.

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