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South Carolina Bill Eliminating Fetal Anomaly Exception for Abortion (H 3983)

This law was last updated on Feb 18, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice


South Carolina


H 3983




Feb 14, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1


Genetic Anomalies

Full Bill Text

H 3893 would make it a criminal act to perform an abortion during any trimester if the sole reason for the abortion is due to the existence of a fetal anomaly.

The bill would amend all statutes related to the “South Carolina Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” to eliminate the fetal anomaly exception to the prohibition of abortion when the probable post-fertilization age of a fetus is 20 weeks or more.

Related Legislation

Removes fetal anomaly exceptions found in H 3114 (2016).

Identical to H 4833, which failed to pass in 2018.

Latest Action

2/14/19 – Introduced; referred to House Judiciary Committee.


Primary Sponsor