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South Carolina lawmakers won’t pass stricter abortion laws

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By JEFFREY COLLINS
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Abortion laws in South Carolina almost certainly won’t get more restrictive after Republicans in the General Assembly couldn’t agree on a total ban. The South Carolina House voted in a special session Tuesday to reject tweaks the state Senate made to the current six-week ban. The House wanted to see a ban on all abortions, with exceptions for rape, incest, or if the life of the mother was threatened. State Senate President Thomas Alexander says it is “almost impossible” for the House and Senate to reach a compromise. That’s because senators don’t have the votes for a stricter law than the six-week ban.

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