Tag: South Carolina

Abortion Providers File New Case Challenging South Carolina Abortion Ban

09.14.23 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Greenville Women’s Clinic, and two physicians filed a new legal challenge asking the South Carolina Supreme Court to resolve ambiguity raised in its decision to uphold a ban on abortion that has forced providers to stop providing abortion care after approximately six weeks of pregnancy. Please find […]

Abortion Providers File for Rehearing In S.C. Abortion Ban Case

08.24.23 (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, the Greenville Women’s Clinic, and two physician plaintiffs filed a request for rehearing on yesterday’s South Carolina Supreme Court decision, which upheld a ban on abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. The ruling represents a departure from the Court’s January opinion, which found that a […]

South Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Ban Almost Identical to One it Threw Out in January

With a new Court makeup after its only female justice retired, Court's ruling is devastating to abortion access in the state and throughout the South.

BREAKING: South Carolina Supreme Court Allows Six-Week Abortion Ban to Go Into Effect

08.23.23 (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld the state’s newly enacted ban on abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy (Senate Bill 474). The law, which had been blocked since May 26, is nearly identical to a six-week ban permanently struck down by this Court in January of this year. After […]

In the Courts: Recent News on U.S. Abortion Rights Cases

Challenging abortion restrictions and bans in state courts.

South Carolina Supreme Court Affirms Abortion as a Protected Privacy Right Under the State’s Constitution

Court permanently blocks six-week abortion ban, calling it an “unreasonable restriction upon a woman's right to privacy.”

Center Argues to Protect Abortion Rights Under State Constitutions

Arguments scheduled in South Carolina and Georgia cases challenging abortion bans.

Opposition to Petition for Rehearing en Banc Filed in Challenge to South Carolina Abortion Ban

Following a ruling in favor of abortion providers from the three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the State filed a petition for rehearing en banc in front of the full appellate court.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Decision Temporarily Blocking South Carolina’s Six-Week Abortion Ban

02.22.2022 — (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a lower court decision temporarily blocking a South Carolina law that would ban abortion at six weeks of pregnancy – only about two weeks after a missed period and before many people know they’re pregnant. If the law had been […]