Today, bill to require a 24-hour waiting period before abortions was the topic in a conference committee-turned contentious at the Statehouse today. The six members of the committee are assigned to reach a passage point for the bill which would slow or change the choice a woman makes to have an abortion. There are six members on this committee including Greg Delleney of Richland, Chesterfield’s Ted Vick, and the one woman appointed is Greenville Rep. Wendy Nanney. Senators include Lexington’s Jake Knotts and Orangeburg’s Brad Hutto. Anderson Senator Kevin Bryant, an outright opponent of abortion, chairs the committee. He says there are two issues thay may be hard to hammer out:
(Sen. Bryant on some differences in House and Senate’s 24-hour bills, MP3, 1:35)
Bryant on 24 hour abortion bill
Bryant says the heated, but civil debate, shows that they may get bogged down in their differences. The committee meets again next Wednesday.