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South Carolina Gov. Vows to Sign Abortion Bill

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. (Sean Rayford/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 21 May 2019 06:08 PM

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican, said Tuesday that he will sign a recently passed bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

"Well, I'll sign it immediately and it will go into effect," McMaster told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” on Tuesday. 

The governor previously pledged to sign the bill at an event in Lexington, S.C., for the state GOP convention.

“This is a pro-life state. When that heartbeat bill gets to my desk, I will sign it,” he said, according to The State.

The bill bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen after around six weeks of gestation. The governor added that the bill will have some exceptions, but said that "the momentum is moving towards protecting life and South Carolina is a very pro-life state."

"You got to draw the line somewhere," McMaster said later. "There are a lot of people that say you are a person at conception."

"Life is precious, and we must protect it,” he added.

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican, said Tuesday that he will sign a recently passed bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
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