By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Wednesday, May 10, 2023) – The South Carolina House of Representatives is preparing for a grueling debate today to pass the latest version of a Fetal Heartbeat Bill (S474) that will protect most unborn babies when the unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected.
Yesterday after hours of debate in the House Judiciary subcommittee on Constitutional Law and in the full Judiciary Committee the Fetal Heartbeat Bill advanced by a vote of 16-7 along party lines to the full House of Representatives. All 16 Republicans on the Judiciary Committee held strongly in favor of the Fetal Heartbeat Bill that has already passed the Senate. The House amended and strengthened the Senate’s bill.
To watch this historic House debate live, go to scstatehouse.gov and look to the top left of the page. You can choose to view the debate by video or you can choose audio only.