South Carolina became the 17th state to ban abortions after the 20-week mark Wednesday when Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, signed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law.
The legislation passed the South Carolina Senate last week and allows abortions after the five-month mark only in the event of a terminal “anomaly” diagnosis of the fetus.
Pro-life groups were quick to praise Ms. Haley for signing the legislation.
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser called the legislation the “latest victory amid a flurry of state-level pro-life activity being led by women lawmakers.”