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SC Supreme Court temporarily blocks abortion law

Charleston WCSC-TV logo Charleston WCSC-TV 8/17/2022 Patrick Phillips
a close up of a tool: The South Carolina Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of the state's fetal heartbeat law. © Provided by Charleston WCSC-TV The South Carolina Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of the state's fetal heartbeat law.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC/WIS) - South Carolina’s highest court issued a temporary injunction Wednesday that will block the state’s fetal heartbeat law.

The unanimous ruling temporarily blocks enforcement of the law that bans most abortions in the state after six weeks.

The ruling granted a request from Planned Parenthood South Atlantic and Greenville Women’s Clinic, which operate the only clinics offering abortion in South Carolina, for a temporary injunction while litigation continues on the law.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office released a statement:

While we are disappointed, it’s important to point out this is a temporary injunction. The court didn’t rule on the constitutionality of the Fetal Heartbeat law. We will continue to defend the law.

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