South Carolina Democrats Walk Out Over Abortion Ban Legislation
Bill, Joe Republican Voted to move forward after erasing more than 100 proposed amendments, prohibiting doctors from performing abortions on a patient upon detection of “fetal heartbeat” – Highly confusing phrase Anti-abortion activists have seized in recent years. Doctors will need to examine that indicator and only be allowed to proceed with the abortion if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest or it is endangering the mother’s life.
“The Democratic caucus is not going to participate in this run of a vote about pretend life,” Minister of State Todd Rutherford said before taking almost all of his 42 Democratic colleagues out of the Chamber. His Republican colleagues, he alleges, are hypocritical for ignoring the real threats to human life during the COVID-19 epidemic and a continuing opioid crisis.
“One of the speakers said that 8,000 people have died in this state due to COVID-19. And yet in this body, we work with people who believe that the government should not let people wear masks, ”said Rutherford.
The fact that people with disabilities had to come to the state house to make their case to receive coronovirus vaccination is like a “modern day hunger game”, he said, referencing the dystopian series.
An exact abortion ban has failed for years to go out of the South Carolina Senate, but Republicans gained three seats in that chamber in last year’s election and had enough power to push it through a vote in both chambers . House Democrats, who were out of the vote on Wednesday, did not have the power to block the bill from moving forward in their chamber, which is also controlled by the Republican majority.
Some democrats lagged behindIncluding rape. Kimberley Johnson.
“If we’re going to go out for every reason, because Republicans don’t have a number to go to Columbia every day,” she said during her turn to speak.
After a final procedural vote in the House, the law government will go to Henry McMaster (R), who is expected to sign it into law. However, the far-reaching law will certainly be challenged in court and the schedule cannot be affected.
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