This Wednesday night. the South Carolina Senate took a bold step to protect the lives of unborn children and passed a bill that will ban all abortions, except in cases of incest, rape or threats to the mothers life.
The bill is expected to ban about 97% of the 5,700 abortions performed in the state each year.
The bill passed the The South Carolina Senate by a vote of 28-10 and it will require a second vote of approval in order to move to the state House for consideration.
Obviously, the law has very little chance of standing given the framework of the much-maligned SCOTUS decision known as Roe v. Wade. However, many lawmakers hope that it will trigger a chain effect that will lead to a direct challenge to the 1972 decision that launched an almost 500 year-long culture war.
‘It’s designed to give the court an opportunity to revisit Roe v. Wade,’ said state Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey.
It is very likely that at least one SCOTUS justice would have to leave before pro-lifers could hope for an overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Even if this happened, President Donald Trump would still have to appoint a judge with the fortitude to pass the gauntlet of Senate hearings.
The enthusiastic pro-lifers maintain that even though they consider South Carolina’s ban to be a strong step forward, it still does not go far enough.
Here is LifeSite’s guide on why pro-lifers should go after an all abortions ban: ‘The Ultimate Guide Why Abortion is Wrong, and How to Argue In Favor of Life.’