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SC House Set to Debate Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Bill

 S.C. House Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday Feb.9, 2021

When state lawmakers return to Columbia next week the House of Representatives is expected to debate the Fetal Heartbeat Abortion bill.  The measure, which has already been approved by the Senate, would forbid doctors from performing abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected usually around the sixth week of pregnancy.

The bill is expected to have little trouble passing in the Republican controlled House.  Similar bills have passed in previous years.

The bill could be signed into law by Governor McMaster as early as next week.

Traveling behind the Heartbeat bill in the House is the Open Carry with Training Act.  It would allow persons with concealed weapons permits to openly wear a handgun. 

Russ McKinney has 30 years of experience in radio news and public affairs. He is a former broadcast news reporter in Spartanburg, Columbia and Atlanta. He served as Press Secretary to former S.C. Governor Dick Riley for two terms, and for 20 years was the chief public affairs officer for the University of South Carolina.