The Senate passed a new bill today aimed at protecting innocent life in South Carolina.
The “born alive” bill would grant full legal protections to any newly born baby as soon as it is outside the mother’s body. In particular, it is aimed at protecting babies that are born alive after a failed abortion attempt.
“The first and most important right is the right to life,” said Senator Chip Campsen, the lead sponsor of the bill. “We have heard too many stories from around the nation about botched abortions and the aftermath. This bill will make sure innocent life is protected in our state.”
“This has been a long fight, for simple legislation that should have been common sense,” said Senator Lee Bright. “Once a baby is outside the mother’s body, this bill will make absolutely sure they enjoy the full legal protection of anyone else.”
“Protecting these vulnerable infants is a huge step in the right direction,” said Senator Shane Massey. “As conservatives, we believe innocent life must be defended.”