The South Carolina Abortion “Compromise”

Robin Marty

Women seeking abortions now have to wait 24 hours, but at least they don't need to make two trips to a clinic.

Women seeking abortions in South Carolina now have a much longer wait for the procedure, but are allowed to make just one trip to a clinic instead of two.  From the Charlotte Observer:

Legislature has approved a compromise on an abortion bill after House Republicans dropped a provision requiring women to make two trips to the clinic.

It expands women’s wait period from one hour to a day after receiving information on the procedure. But it no longer ties the clock to an ultrasound at the abortion clinic, as House GOP members insisted.

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Women still must wait an hour at the clinic after their ultrasound. But they can download time-stamped material from a state Web site to meet the 24-hour rule.

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