COLOMBIA, SC (AP) – The South Carolina House has approved a bill that requires doctors to tell women taking drugs to have an abortion that there is an unproven way to reverse the procedure.
71-29 votes sent on Wednesday bill As for the Senate, where its ultimate fate is is unclear. There are only six legislative days left in the regular session of the 2022 General Assembly.
Chemical abortion requires two drugs and the bill requires doctors to attach a statement to the prescription or other medical paper that research has shown that a pregnancy can be saved after taking the first pill.
But during subcommittee hearings several OB-GYNs testified that there was no clinical evidence that the procedure could be reversed and that the attempts could endanger the woman’s life.
“We are not medical professionals in this chamber,” said Democratic Representative Beth Bernstein of Columbia, arguing against the bill.
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The bill’s main sponsor said it just wanted to give a woman a choice if she regretted taking the first of two pills.
“Lefts falter all the time to be the party of choice. But a woman has another option, and they want to take it from her,” said Rep. Melissa Oremus, a Republican from Aiken.
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