The attorney general for the state of South Carolina just announced that the federal injunction blocking the heartbeat law has been permanently lifted as of Thursday.
Folks, this is excellent news. So many babies are now going to receive an opportunity to live that previously would have been allowed to be murdered through the gruesome procedure that is abortion.
“This is a victory for life,” Attorney General Alan Wilson proclaimed after the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided to vacate the previous decision blocking the Fetal Heartbeat Act.
According to TheBlaze, the court stated that it reconsidered the injunction after the Supreme Court released its decision concerning the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which then led to the Roe v. Wade ruling being overturned which basically means that there is no constitutional right to abortion.
“… in light of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization … the court vacates its previous opinion in this case, vacates the district court’s preliminary injunction, and remands the case to the district court,” the court went on to say.
Wilson’s office then went on to give a brief break down of what this all means, saying, “When the Fetal Heartbeat Act was signed into law in 2021, the Court blocked it with an injunction because it went against Roe v. Wade. When Roe was overturned, a federal district court stayed that injunction, or removed the ‘block,’ which meant the law went into effect. But a ‘stay’ is temporary. Today, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted that injunction permanently. So first the law was blocked, then it was temporarily unblocked, and now it’s permanently unblocked.”
The heartbeat bill in South Carolina bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which usually occurs during the sixth week of a pregnancy. While abortion should be completely, totally banned in all instances, this is at least a step in the right direction that will save lives.
While the federal case has been sent back to a district court, where it’ll likely win because of the ruling from the Supreme Court, a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Greenville Women’s Clinic, and two doctors against the heartbeat bill, will go on to a state court.
“The abortion clinics claim that the heartbeat law violates South Carolinians’ right to privacy and equal protection under the state constitution. They filed a lawsuit on July 13 seeking to block the six-week ban from taking effect,” the report stated.
“With today’s state court challenge, we are once again seeking to block this harmful law that cruelly denies South Carolinians the power to make their own personal medical decisions,” Jenny Black, who serves as the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, went on to say after the lawsuit was filed.
“This fight is not new to us, and we know what’s at stake: Without court intervention, South Carolinians will continue to suffer in a state with dangerously high rates of maternal mortality and infant mortality, particularly among Black women and babies. We urgently need this court to reject Senate Bill 1 for what it is: a direct assault on our health care, our lives, and fundamental human rights,” she said.
Wilson’s office issued a response to the lawsuit by putting out a 27-page filing stating the heartbeat bill does not violate the state constitution.
The attorney general cited Section 10 of the South Carolina Constitution, which was passed in 1971, was written up specifically to protect citizens of the state from improper surveillance of electronic devices and computer data banks.
“The committee simply did not intend or understand the provision to extend any further,” Wilson explained. “It certainly did not intend to confer a state constitutional right to abortion.”
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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