South Carolina Senate May Soon Decide on Two Major Bills

Two bills brought before the South Carolina Senate are getting closer to potentially being passed. To start, the legalization of medical marijuana appears to be gaining more support, especially from high-profile senators. It’s mainly been attributed to the state’s current opioid crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. The debate over passing the law will resume with the beginning of a new session in Columbia. The bill restricting abortions is also moving forward. It would stop women from seeking abortions six to seven weeks after conception, with the exception of life-threatening situations. It includes loss of license, fines and jail time for doctors who ignore the law. While the bill is headed for the senate soon, some lawmakers question it’s constitutionality and don’t believe it will pass.