South Carolina Supreme Court Strikes Down 6-Week Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Anti-abortion activists hold a moment of prayer during a protest outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic on January 20, 2022 in Washington, DC. The protest was organized by the Purple Sash Revolution and Priests for Life, calling for defunding and replacing of Planned Parenthood. On Friday, thousands of anti-abortion activists are expected in Washington, DC for the annual March For Life. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The South Carolina state Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s six-week abortion ban, asserting that such a law violates the state’s constitution.
  • This is the first state supreme court to decide whether abortion is a constitutional right since Roe fell, according to a spokesperson from the Center for Reproductive Rights, which was part of the case.
  • The court had temporarily blocked the ban back in August while it considered a legal challenge from abortion providers.

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