SC advances abortion bill with no exceptions for rape or incest

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State senators on Tuesday removed exceptions for rape and incest from a bill that bans abortions roughly six weeks after conception, potentially setting up a conflict with the House, which approved the exceptions earlier this year after contentious debate

The bill, H.3020, would make it illegal to get an abortion in South Carolina after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, which occurs five to eight weeks into most pregnancies.

Opponents called the measure a further transgression against the rights of those women and girls who have been victims of a brutal crime.

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