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‘Personhood Act of South Carolina’ (H3920)

This law was last updated on May 23, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice


South Carolina


H 3920




Feb 7, 2019


Co-sponsors: 31
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 32



Full Bill Text

H 3920 would amend state law to declare the “right to life for each born and preborn human being vests at fertilization.”

The bill provides that the right to life, due process, and equal protection guaranteed by the state’s constitution “vest at fertilization for each born and preborn human being.”

If passed, it would give full constitutional rights to fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses, and would ban abortion, birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception. In addition, it would eliminate certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments and in vitro fertilization, and might lead to investigation and prosecution of women who miscarry to determine if their own actions caused the death of the fetus.

Related Legislation

Similar to H 3289/S 485.

Similar to H 353/S 217S 129H 3584H 3323S 83S 87, and S 457; all of which failed to pass in previous legislative sessions.

Latest Action

2/7/19 – Introduced.