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Trafalgar survey finds that 61% of South Carolinians would ban almost all abortions

by | Aug 30, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

On the day that the South Carolina House of Representatives is debating the Human Life Protection Act (H5399) comes extremely encouraging news.

The Trafalgar Group reports that a survey found that 19.7% believed that abortion should be legal in the first trimester until a fetal heartbeat can be detected, roughly six weeks; 24.3% believe abortion should be illegal except in case of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother; and 17% believed abortion should be illegal except to save the mother’s life: a total of 61%!

The demographic breakdown of the groups that took one of the three pro-life positions is also extremely uplifting. For example

*58%    of African Americans 

*57%    of Hispanics

*59.4% of women

*81.3% of 18-24 year old

Even 39 % of Democrats!

Last month Circuit Judge Casey Manning denied Planned Parenthood’s request for an injunction against the state’s Fetal Heartbeat Law and sent the issue directly to South Carolina Supreme Court. As Holly Gatling, Executive Director of South Carolina Citizens for Life, wrote

“Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Greenville Women’s Clinic, and two doctors sued the State of South Carolina to overturn the Fetal Heartbeat Act after the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the federal injunction following the United State Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey on June 24, 2022. 

“In making his decision, Judge Manning said, the case “will stop in the Supreme Court. Why shouldn’t it start in the Supreme Court?” His decision means the Fetal Heartbeat Act will remain in effect for now. 

“Solicitor General Bob Cook of the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office encouraged Judge Manning to grant the Attorney General’s “motion for original jurisdiction.” That means sending the case to the high court to decide first. 

“A Planned Parenthood attorney argued that the two abortion facilities it runs in South Carolina are losing half their business with the Fetal Heartbeat Act in effect.”

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