Law & Crime reports:
Seventeen Republican lawmakers in South Carolina sponsored a bill that would redefine “person” under the state’s criminal law to include a fertilized egg. Should the measure pass, it would mean that under the state’s penal code, a pregnant person who undergoes an abortion could be subject to all applicable punishments, including the death penalty.
Chairman of the South Carolina “Freedom Caucus” Rob Harris — a registered nurse— first introduced the bill. At the time the bill was first introduced, Harris said, “If we call it life and define it as life, then why should anyone, not just mothers, why should anybody be able to take that life? If it’s life it needs to be protected like any other life.”
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