South Carolina’s Senate returns back to Columbia on Tuesday as this year’s regular session draws to a close, but a bill banning what is known as “dismemberment abortion” could halt anything else from getting done.
State Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, has threatened to filibuster the bill, and Republicans lack the votes needed to sit him down.
“We’ve got six days left and if this is how we want to end this session, and this is how we’ll end this session. But I submit to you there are a lot of other important matters that face this state,” Hutto said on the Senate floor Thursday.
“I think what we’re saying to the people of South Carolina with all the things that are facing us, with the electrical debacle, with education, with other things, with the budget coming back that we’re going to get tied up in this Senate for the next six days and this is all we’re going to talk about,” Hutto said. [Read more…]