Effort to further restrict abortion fails in South Carolina


              South Carolina senators pray before a special session to consider an abortion bill on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
            
              South Carolina House Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope, right, looks over a compromise abortion bill at the South Carolina Statehouse on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. House members did not show up for the meeting after the Senate failed to pass their version of an abortion bill. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
            
              South Carolina Rep. John McCravy, left, looks over paperwork after a meeting to try to reach a compromise on an abortion bill at the South Carolina Statehouse on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
            
              Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey waits for House members to arrive at conference room at the South Carolina Statehouse on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. House members did not show up for the meeting after the Senate failed to pass their version of an abortion bill. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
            
              South Carolina Reps. John McCravy, left, and Tommy Pope, right, listen during a meeting to try to find a compromise on an abortion bill on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Columbia, S.C.  House members did not show up for a second meeting after the Senate failed to pass their version of an abortion bill. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
            Republican South Carolina Sen. Richard Cash argues for a ban on almost all abortions during a special session on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins) Democratic state Sen. Gerald Malloy, left, talks to Republican Sens. Katrina Shealy, center, and Tom Davis, right during a special session on abortion on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)