South Carolina latest US state to restrict abortion

THE South Carolina Senate voted yesterday to ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, despite an attempt to block the bill by the legislative body’s five female lawmakers, including three Republicans.

The bill now heads to the governor of the southern US state, and he has said he intends to sign the bill into law. It would make South Carolina the latest state to limit abortion since the Supreme Court overturned the federal right to the procedure last year.