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  • An appellate court is preparing to hear arguments over a lawsuit challenging South Carolina's abortion law. The court is set to hear arguments Thursday in Planned Parenthood's case against South Carolina's measure. The law requires doctors to perform ultrasounds to check for a so-called "fetal heartbeat," which can typically be detected about six weeks into pregnancy. If it is, the abortion can only be performed if the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest, or if the mother's life is in danger.
  • A group of South Carolina lawmakers have advanced a proposal to ban all abortions in the state should the U.S. Supreme Court allow it. The full Medical Affairs committee is now poised to consider that measure after a subcommittee voted on it Wednesday. Senators also advanced a bill requiring doctors to tell women receiving drug-induced abortions about a controversial method to possibly halt the abortion process. The full abortion ban currently includes no exceptions for rape or incest.
  • A political newcomer who owns car dealerships beat a member of the South Carolina House to win the Republican nomination for a state Senate seat left open when Sen. Hugh Leatherman died. Mike Reichenbach received 53% of the vote in Tuesday's primary, while Rep. Jay Jordan received 47%. Reichenbach will face Democrat and social worker Suzanne La Rochelle in the special election for the seat which covers much of Florence County and part of Darlington County on March 29.
  • A home test kit is available for residents to protect themselves against a danger they can't see, taste or smell. This test is placed in the lowest level of the home and can help protect against lung cancer.
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This week on Walter Edgar’s Journal we offer a conversation recorded before an audience, live as well as virtual, at the Charleston Literary Festival in November of 2021. Walter Edgar talks with Stuart Bennett about his novel, The Charleston Gambit (2021, Evening Post Books) - a rousing tale of Revolutionary War South Carolina. Along with the battles, it gives glimpses of Charleston fashion and society, faces head-on issues of slavery and plantation life, and tells an engaging love story.Dr. Edgar and the author talk about Bennett's love of history, the novel's main characters, and the attitudes and personalities on both sides of the conflict that helped turn the American Revolution into a brutal civil war.
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