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Abortions Down 70% at Planned Parenthood in Columbia, South Carolina, on First Day After State Supreme Court Upholds Heartbeat Law

by | Aug 28, 2023

By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Friday, August 25, 2023) – Less than 24 hours after the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act, abortions dropped by 70 percent at Planned Parenthood across the street from the South Carolina Citizens for Life office.

SCCL strongly supported passage of the Fetal Heartbeat law.

Mark Baumgartner, president of A Moment of Hope sidewalk counseling, issued a press release stating, “Today was the first full abortion day since the new Heartbeat Law went into effect. Praise the Lord with us that abortions were down 70% from normal in Columbia.

“We typically have been seeing 20 abortions and today we saw only 6! (13 clients arrived, 6 left before an abortion and another on the Ultrasound RV and decided to keep her baby.”

In Columbia Planned Parenthood schedules abortions 2-3 times per week including every Tuesday, first, second, fourth and fifth Saturdays of the month, every third Saturday, and lately the abortion business added most Wednesdays. In addition to A Moment of Hope, many area Catholic parishes offer prayer support on abortions days and assistance to mothers who turn away from abortion.

A Moment of Hope is a highly effective sidewalk ministry with an RV mobile unit that offers women free ultrasounds before they enter the killing center. A Moment of Hope, in operation for 11 years, is “an evangelical Christian outreach to women arriving at Columbia’s abortion facility,” according to its website.

“Please be assured that A Moment of Hope will be present every day Planned Parenthood is open and still killing babies. Whether 6 or 20, each life is precious, and we will be there until this place finally closes down.”

Likewise, South Carolina Citizens for Life, incorporated in 1974, will continue its work to restore legal protection to the unborn members of our human family at all stages of development.

Categories: State Legislation