Top SC officials to appeal federal judge's freeze on new state anti-abortion law
Gov. Henry McMaster on November 3, 2020, in Columbia, South Carolina. - Sean Rayford/Getty Images North America/TNS

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Three top South Carolina Republican officials — Gov. Henry McMaster, House Speaker Jay Lucas and Attorney General Alan Wilson — filed notice on Friday saying they intend to appeal an injunction issued last month by a federal judge that prevents the state's new anti-abortion law from taking effect. Their notice of appeal says that McMaster, Lucas and Wilson intend to appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals the March 19 injunction by U.S. District Judge Mary Lewis that blocked the new law. In a memorandum last month accompanying her injunction, Judge Lewis said the state...