S Carolina Bill Would Label Abortions As Homicide

A South Carolina bill is making headlines for seeking to make a person who gets or performs an abortion guilty of homicide.

Under the South Carolina Prenatal Equal Protection Act of 2023, a person involved in an abortion could ultimately face the death penalty.

Rep. Rob Harris introduced the bill and currently has 21 cosponsors.

The legislation would redefine “person” to include a baby from the moment of conception. This would afford a fetus the same protections as a person who has been born, including capital punishment for their deliberate killing.

There is an exception for a pregnant woman who gets an abortion “because she was compelled to do so by the threat of imminent death or great bodily injury” or if it was the absolute only way to save the mother’s life and efforts to save them both have failed.