January 6, 2023
Access & Coverage
  • The South Carolina Supreme Court yesterday overturned the state’s ban on abortion after around six weeks of pregnancy. South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn said that the law violated the state’s constitution, which explicitly gives citizens a right to privacy. Also yesterday, Minnesota’s House Health Finance and Policy Committee approved a bill to strengthen abortion rights in the state. Meanwhile, the Idaho Supreme Court upheld state laws prohibiting abortion in the state, ruling that three state laws — prohibiting abortion at conception and after six weeks of pregnancy, as well as a Texas-style civil enforcement measure — are constitutional. (Articles here, here, here, here, here, and here)