COLUMBIA, SC — By a strong bi-partisan vote of 36-9, the South Carolina Senate Tuesday approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that prohibits most abortions at 20-weeks post fertilization when an unborn child is known to feel excruciating pain.
The bill now goes back to the House for final approval. If both house pass the measure it would become law upon the signature of Governor Nikki Haley.
No Republican opposed the bill. Nine Democrats supported the bill. Nine Democrats voted against protecting pain-capable unborn children from savage late abortions that frequently tear the baby’s body apart, limb by limb.