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Gov. Henry McMaster will hold a signing ceremony Thursday afternoon, celebrating the passage of a bill that effectively bans abortion in South Carolina. Critics and supporters both say the bill could be a trial balloon to challenge Roe v. Wade in the United States Supreme Court. Source: AP

Nearly 1 million: The number of power outages reported by Duke Energy in South Carolina on Thursday. Source: WYFF-TV

Why have S.C. women made up the majority of people in the state who have been vaccinated so far? Source: P&C

NYT headline: “Black and Latino Americans Confront Many Barriers to Vaccinations”

About 300 S.C. school district leaders are meeting in person this week, along with mask mandates, temp checks and other precautions. Source: P&C