The South Carolina Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act (H3182)

This bill stipulates that a physician who knowingly performs or attempts to perform a dismemberment abortion and thereby kills an unborn child unless necessary to prevent serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined ten thousand dollars or imprisoned for two years or both. ‘Serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother’ means that in reasonable medical judgment she has a condition that so complicates her medical condition that it necessitates the abortion of her pregnancy to avert her death or to avert serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, not including psychological or emotional conditions.

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This bill shows that it is still in the House Judiciary Committee – Representative Peter M. McCoy, Jr., (803) 734-3120. It has not been assigned to a sub-committee where the investigation, hearings, and report are completed. We are trying to get this bill assigned to a sub-committee using postcards to the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the House.