abortion laws south carolina

Counseling or support before you make a decision to have an abortion is very important. If family help and support are not available to you, talking with a professional counselor before having an abortion can help you better understand your decision. We are here for you, contact us today.

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In South Carolina, abortions are prohibited after 20 weeks, except in cases of life or health endangerment, and must be performed by a licensed physician.

The use of telemedicine to administer medication abortion is prohibited.

Women considering an abortion must first receive state-mandated abortion counseling, followed by a 24 hour waiting period before an abortion can be performed. For minors, the parent of a minor younger than 17 must consent before an abortion is provided.

Public funding for abortions is available only in cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest. However, insurance providers (both individual providers and institutions) can refuse coverage. In addition, health care plans offered under the Affordable Care Act only cover abortions in cases of life endangerment or severe health risks.

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