You know you’re doing something right when you catch a lawsuit from Planned Parenthood. By that metric, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster should be feeling very good about a bill he signed into law on Thursday, banning abortions that take place after a fetal heartbeat has been detected. While recent court rulings indicate that Planned Parenthood will be successful in stopping the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act, it may only be a matter of time before one of these lawsuits winds up in front of the Supreme Court. And then all bets are off.
“Important health care decisions should be made by individuals in consultation with their trusted medical providers and their families, not politicians. Abortion is a critical component of comprehensive reproductive health care, and everyone deserves to have access to the health care they need, without politicians controlling when, how, or why,” said Dr. Katherine Farris of Planned Parenthood.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said he will do everything in his power to defend the new law.
“My office will vigorously defend this law in court because there is nothing more important than protecting life,” said Wilson in a statement Thursday.
There are reasonable exceptions in the law for rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother, but Planned Parenthood is no longer interested in the “safe, legal, and rare” motto of the 1990s Democratic Party. They – along with their dedicated soldiers in the Democratic Party – won’t stop until getting an abortion is as easy and cheap as buying a pack of gum at the corner convenience store. Indeed, if they could sell their abortions over the counter, they would jump on that business model in a…well, you know.
“In many ways, the South Carolina measure could preview court battles potentially awaiting the Biden administration,” reports CNN. “With one lawsuit already filed seeking to block the new law, the impending legal fight exposes what limited options the administration has to oppose state level restrictions that could threaten Roe. CNN has repeatedly reached out to the Biden administration for comment on the South Carolina bill and its potential avenues for combating such legislation.”
No wonder why Biden has yet to comment; he’s already in danger of being ex-communicated from the Catholic Church for his pro-abortion stance, which is in strict defiance of the official doctrine. But as much as he might like to distance himself from this issue, the fact remains that it is a pillar of the modern Democratic Party platform. If he’s going to lead, he’s going to have to get his hands dirty.
And frankly, if you’re going to support the deaths of hundreds of thousands of unborn babies, that’s as it should be.