Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Nikki Haley (R) is anti-choice.
- The South Carolina House is anti-choice.
- The South Carolina Senate is mixed-choice.
South Carolina has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
South Carolina law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
South Carolina prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
South Carolina refers women to CPCs and has a "Choose Life" license-plate program.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
South Carolina restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
South Carolina allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
South Carolina restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
South Carolina law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
South Carolina subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
South Carolina restricts post-viability abortion.