South Carolina governor Henry McMaster signed a bill into law Thursday that would ban most abortions.
On Wednesday the South Carolina House passed the bill by an overwhelming 79-35 vote before sending it to the desk of Governor McMaster, who was eagerly awaiting to sign it.
“There’s a lot of happy hearts beating across South Carolina right now,” McMaster said during the signing ceremony.
The bill, titled the “South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act,” is similar to other legislation passed in states like Missouri, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama. According to NBC News, South Carolina’s bill would require doctors to perform an ultrasound to check for a fetus’ heartbeat, and if the fetus did have a heartbeat, the mother could only terminate her pregnancy if her life is in danger, or if it was caused by rape or incest.
The new law would allow authorities to charge someone who performed an abortion that did not meet this criteria. If convicted, they would face up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A woman who gets an illegal abortion would not be punished.
Predictably, Planned Parenthood filed an immediate lawsuit that has prevented the bill from taking effect. They assert that the new law is “blatantly unconstitutional” and “in flagrant violation of nearly five decades of settled Supreme Court precedent.”
They are of course referring to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that enshrined abortion as a legal right protected by the federal government. It is no secret, however, that the passage of abortion ban bills and their subsequent tie-ups in court could lead the Supreme Court to hear a case in which they may overturn Roe v. Wade. And what a blessing that would be.
EQUALITY: Tennessee Legislation Would Give Discretion to Fathers Regarding Abortions
This is what fairness looks like.
Two Tennessee state legislators have introduced legislation that would allow a father to file an injunction against the pregnant mother to stop him from ending the baby’s life.
State senator Mark Pody (R) filed SB0494 in the state senate while state representative Jerry Sexton (R) introduced HB1079 in the state house. The legislation would permit “a person to petition a court for an injunction to prohibit a woman who is pregnant with the person’s unborn child from obtaining an abortion.”
Additionally, the legislation gives the petitioner the ability “to execute a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity that is not subject to being rescinded or challenged.”
“If he can prove to the courts that he is the father, the biological father, then he has rights to what’s going on with his son or daughter,” Pody said, as reported by FOX 17 News.
FOX 17 News issued a poll to gauge the support of the measure and it is practically deadlocked, showing how equality is shamefully rejected by much of the masses:
POLL: A bill moving through the #tnleg would allow the father of an unborn child to petition the court (for an injunction) if the mother of the child is planning on getting an abortion. Do you support or oppose this legislation?
FULL STORY: https://t.co/APH9VLl38C@FOXNashville
— Kathleen Serie (@Fox17Kathleen) February 12, 2021
Leftist special interest groups are outraged at the notion, calling this push for true equality an attack on women’s rights.
“This unconstitutional legislation demonstrates the condescending mindset underlying this bill: that men should control women’s bodies,” ACLU of Tennessee Executive Director Hedy Weinberg said in a statement. “Women are not chattel and this bill needs to be stopped in its tracks.”
“This extreme and dangerous bill would even allow a rapist to stop his victim from ending a pregnancy,” Weinberg added.
Abortion proponents are inventing absurd hypotheticals in an attempt to deny basic equality for fathers. Planned Parenthood wants to protect its very lucrative fetal chop shop racket, after all.
“A pregnant person must have the ultimate control over their body and their pregnancy. The legislature needs to stop trying to distract the public from their leadership failures with increasingly stigmatizing abortion restrictions,” said Francie Hunt, who works as the executive director of Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood.
“Nobody should have the power to make health care decisions for someone else — not a judge, a partner, and certainly not a rapist regardless of paternity,” Hunt added.
It turns out that feminists and social justice warriors don’t really want equality. They only want freedom from responsibility, which includes the “right” to murder a baby in the womb. This legislation in Tennessee evens the score and more states should consider similar measures secure to men’s rights.
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