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Woman sues South Carolina over 6-week abortion ban after traveling to North Carolina to obtain an aboriton

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A South Carolina woman, Taylor Shelton, sued the state on Monday after she was denied an abortion at around six weeks of pregnancy. South Carolina’s 6-week abortion ban has faced several legal challenges since its inception after Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022.

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ACLU claims South Carolina prison policy banning interviews violates First Amendment

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU of South Carolina filed a lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) on Thursday, claiming the department’s ban on news media interviews for incarcerated people violates the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

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South Carolina governor signs law banning most abortions after 6 weeks

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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill into law Thursday banning most abortions in the state after 6 weeks. The bill passed South Carolina’s Senate on Tuesday after defeating five senators’—all women— filibuster to block its passage.

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South Carolina man sues police after being ‘shot at 50 times’ during wellness check

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South Carolina man Trevor Mullinax filed a complaint against York County, South Carolina, and the York County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday claiming he was shot at “around 50 times” during a wellness check in 2021. Mullinax had a shotgun in the car with him.

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South Carolina Supreme Court declines to reexamine ruling striking down restrictive abortion law

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In a 3-2 decision, the Supreme Court of South Carolina Wednesday denied multiple petitions for rehearing on their decision that South Carolina’s Fetal Heartbeat Protection From Abortion Act (Fetal Heartbeat Act) violated South Carolina constitutional privacy, due process and equal protection guarantees.

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South Carolina lawmakers pass bill to allow execution by firing squad

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The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would enable convicted individuals to elect for execution by firing squad, rather than electrocution or lethal injection. A similar bill passed the South Carolina Senate in March by a 32-11 vote.

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South Carolina Supreme Court declares six week abortion ban unconstitutional

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The South Carolina Supreme Court Thursday ruled that the state’s six week abortion ban is unconstitutional and antithetical to the right to privacy. South Carolina House Speaker Representative Murrell Smith expressed disappointment with the decision. Jackson , South Carolina moved to enforce the provision.

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