Current Status Bill Number:
869Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: FairAll Sponsors: Fair, Grooms, Wilson, Hayes, Gregory and MartinDrafted Document Number: psd\7065ac.98Companion Bill Number: 4420Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Medical Affairs Committee 13 SMASubject: Abortion, state funding prohibited to agencies, etc. which perform; Medical
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980114 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee Senate 19971215 Prefiled, referred to Committee 13 SMAView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-41-90 SO AS TO PROHIBIT STATE FUNDING TO INSTITUTIONS, AGENCIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT PERFORM ABORTIONS IN THIS STATE AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-41-90. (A) No institution, agency, or organization, public or private, that promotes, provides, or refers for abortion shall receive state funding.
(B) This section does not apply to an institution, agency, or organization if the only abortions performed are necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, a physical illness, or a physical injury if no other medical procedure would suffice for that purpose."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.