South Carolina Admitting Privileges Bill (S 92)
This law was last updated on Nov 19, 2018
S 92 would require that an abortion not performed in a certified hospital be performed by the pregnant woman’s attending physician who must have admitting privileges at a local certified hospital and be board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN).
As reported by RH Reality Check:
Proponents of admitting privileges laws charge that the legislation is based on safety, arguing that abortion providers should have an explicit contract with a hospital just in case something goes awry during the procedure. This anti-choice argument is based on no medical evidence: According to medical professionals, abortion is one of the safest medical procedures in the United States. Admitting privileges laws, the rules of which are not applied to other kinds of outpatient surgical centers, are instead a political tool to decrease abortion access, abortion proponents charge.
Referred to Medical Affairs Committee.
Identical to S 204, which failed to pass in 2013.