Abortion

SC Supporters Of Abortion Restrictions Vow To Keep Fighting

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COLUMBIA, S.C.  — Supporters of a bill that would ban almost all abortions in South Carolina want some leaders in the South Carolina Senate to know they won't let the proposal quietly die.

Opposing signs regarding abortion
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A group of moderate senators restored exceptions for rape and incest on Tuesday to a measure to ban nearly all abortions in South Carolina, sending the bill to the state Senate floor for a potential 2020 election year fight.

Federal Judge Blocks Alabama's Strict Abortion Ban

Oct 29, 2019
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month, saying the law, part of a wave of new abortion restrictions by conservative states, is clearly unconstitutional.

Opposing signs regarding abortion
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina Senate subcommittee has stripped protections for women who become pregnant from rape or incest from a bill that would outlaw abortions in that state after about six weeks of pregnancy.

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Local anti-abortion groups are considering filing suit after the Charlotte City Council voted to limit amplified sounds outside medical facilities, such as a heavily-protested women's clinic in east Charlotte.

Three-quarters of Americans say they want to keep in place the landmark Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wade, that made abortion legal in the United States, but a strong majority would like to see restrictions on abortion rights, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.

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About 100 supporters of abortion rights rallied Monday outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, often confronting opponents of abortion.


Fact Check: Are Abortion Survivors Covered By Existing Laws?

Apr 21, 2019

Some of the rhetoric surrounding a new North Carolina bill gives the impression that laws don't already protect newborns who survive an abortion.

The "Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act," or Senate Bill 359, instructs physicians and nurses to care specifically for newborns who survive an abortion.

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor's responsibilities if an abortion results in an infant born alive.

North Carolina's legislature gave final passage Tuesday to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion or face big penalties, a measure opponents deemed legally unnecessary and a threat to abortion providers.

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North Carolina Republican lawmakers could soon reach their first legislative showdown with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper since his party increased House and Senate seat totals during the last elections.

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The abortion debate is intensifying in North Carolina over a Republican measure supporters say will ensure doctors care properly for live babies delivered in unsuccessful abortions.

South Carolina lawmakers have passed legislation out of committee that would ban almost all abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected which is typically around the sixth week of pregnancy.

A federal judge has overruled a North Carolina law banning abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.

South Carolina State Democrats

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate debated Thursday whether to ban nearly all abortions in the state, a surprise move suggested by a Democrat who has long fought abortion restrictions.

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A large anti-abortion march took place in front of an east Charlotte women's clinic Saturday. The demonstration was organized by a group called Love Life Charlotte, and occurred outside A Preferred Women's Health Clinic.

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The saga over parking and traffic violations outside of an abortion clinic in Charlotte marched on at City Council this week. The clinic had wanted there to be a parking ban on the street in front of the facility, but instead there will be a higher CMPD presence. WFAE’s Mark Rumsey spoke with Sarah Delia for an update.

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The city's police and transportation department will not restrict parking outside a women's clinic in east Charlotte, City Manager Marcus Jones said at Monday night's city council meeting. The decision was made following a months-long push by abortion rights activists to ban street parking outside the clinic, to the objections of abortion rights opponents.

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The Charlotte Department of Transportation says it is “evaluating” whether to enact a ban on street parking outside a women’s health clinic in east Charlotte. The ban would primarily affect a number of anti-abortion groups that have been staging near-daily protests outside the clinic for at least the last 12 years.

High Court Ends Appeal Of NC's Abortion Ultrasound Law

Jun 15, 2015

North Carolina has lost its appeal of a case involving abortion providers having to show pregnant women an ultrasound of their fetus. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will not take up case.

The Republican-backed law required doctors to show and describe ultrasounds to pregnant women considering an abortion. 

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