Despite the fact that my friends have said this could very well be the best season of ’24′, there is a life-or-death battle in South Carolina that has absolutely nothing to do with Jack Bauer.
As quickly as one episode of the hit TV show unfolds is the amount of time a woman in South Carolina has to wait before one of the most life-changing events in her life takes place.
Of the 20+ states with abortion waiting periods, South Carolina is the only state with a 1 hour period of “reflection”. Every other state, with the exception of Indiana, has a 24-hour waiting period. (Indiana’s is 18.)
So in South Carolina, in time it takes to get your oil changed, have your photos developed, or get new glasses as LensCrafters, you can wait for an abortion. It takes longer to get a marriage license or adopt a greyhound dog in this state than it does to end the life of an unborn child.
Rep. Greg Delleney has introduced House Bill 3245 that extends the abortion waiting period to 24 hours. In fact, his subcommittee takes up the bill today at the State House.
Show your support for this legislation by signing this online petition from our friends at Palmetto Family as they build support for this bill.
And let us know what you think…