South Carolina Abortion Law Post-Dobbs

In February 2021, South Carolina passed the “Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act” (S.1, R-2, Act. No 1 of 2021) (the “Act”), but before the Act became law, it was enjoined by a federal district court, and the Fourth Circuit affirmed the injunction. On June 24, 2022, when the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health came out, South Carolina filed an emergency motion to stay the injunction. On June 27, the district court granted the motion. Thus, the Act is now in effect in South Carolina.