South Carolina judge halts abortion ban until state supreme court review

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Ruling, which came just about 24 hours after the governor signed the bill, means state can revert back to a ban at about 20 weeks

A judge on Friday put a temporary halt to South Carolina’s new law banning most abortions around six weeks of pregnancy until the state supreme court can review the measure.

The ruling by the judge, Clifton Newman, came just about 24 hours after Governor Henry McMaster signed the bill. The decision means South Carolina reverts back to a ban at about 20 weeks after fertilization.

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