June 08, 2005

Updated Flyer for Right to Life Act of South Carolina (H.3213/S.111) - June 8, 2005

TAKE ACTION TO PASS the "Right to Life Act of South Carolina"

Note: a properly formatted version of the Flyer below for distributing
as a hand-out to friends, family, and church goers can be printed
out from Attachment H3213-57 at the end of this e-mail, for
distribution Thursday through Monday (June 9 through June 13).

Now is the time for action !
1. Pray (if you are a born-again Christian)
2. Call
3. Inform others
4. E-mail
5. Write
6. Lobby
7. Donate

There are 46 total members in the full SC Senate (26 R's, 20 D's) -at present only six (Mike Fair, David Thomas, Larry Grooms, Danny Verdin, Kevin Bryant, and Wes Hayes) are signed on as co-sponsors of S.111.


FLYER - see Attachment below for properly formatted version for use as
a one-page hand-out for distribution

"Right to Life Act of South Carolina"

On May 18, a 4-man (3 R’s, 1 D) Subcomm. of the Senate Judiciary Comm. heard a second day of public testimony on the RTL Act of SC S.111 / H.3213 in the Gressette Bldg.; however no vote was taken, no further meetings were held, and the Legislature’s regular session ended June 2.

There are only six co-sponsors of S.111 in the SC Senate. The pro-life Senators are: Mike Fair, David Thomas, Larry Grooms, Danny Verdin, Kevin Bryant, and Wes Hayes. The SC Senate has 46 members: 26 Republicans and 20 Democrats.

The South Carolina Legislature is coming back to Columbia for a special two-day session on Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15. This is another opportunity for the 40 Senators (20 Republicans and 20 Democrats) who are not yet co-sponsors of S.111 to sign on to the bill.


These are the four members (3 R’s, 1 D) of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee which presently has the bill none of these four men are yet co-sponsors of the Right to Life Act of SC (S.111):

Senator Jim Ritchie, chairman (R Spartanburg)
Senator Randy Scott (R Summerville)
Senator Luke Rankin (R Myrtle Beach)
Senator Joel Lourie (D Columbia)

These are the other 19 of the total 23 members (13 R’s, 10 D’s) of the Senate Judiciary Committee which is the next step in the legislative process, if, Lord willing, the 4-man Subcommittee passes S.111/H.3213 out of committee favorably when they come back in regular session next January:

Senators: Glenn McConnell, chairman (R) - Charleston (can also vote as 5th man on subcomm. above) // Tom Moore (D) - Clearwater // Robert Ford (D) - Charleston // Greg Gregory (R) - Lancaster // Darrell Jackson (D) - Columbia // Larry Martin (R) -Pickens // Bill Mescher (R) - Pinopolis // Dick Elliott (D) - N. Myrtle Beach // Brad Hutto (D) - Orangeburg // Ralph Anderson (D) - Greenville // John Hawkins (R) -Spartanburg) // Jake Knotts (R) - West Columbia, Lexington // Gerald Malloy (D) -Hartsville // Ronnie Cromer (R) - Prosperity, Newberry // Vincent Sheheen (D) - Camden // Kevin Bryant (R) - Anderson) (the only S.111 co-sponsor on Judiciary Comm.) // Chip Campsen (R) - Isle of Palms // Ray Cleary (R) - Murrells Inlet // Kent Williams (D) - Marion //.

The remaining 23 members of the 46-member SC Senate include the five other pro-life Senators who are co-sponsors of S.111 (i.e., Mike Fair, David Thomas, Larry Grooms, Danny Verdin, and Wes Hayes), plus these last 18 Senators, none of whom are yet co-sponsors of the RTL Act of SC:

Senators: Thomas Alexander (R) - Walhalla (Oconee) // John Courson (R) - Columbia // John Drummond (D) - Ninety Six (Greenwood) // John Land (D) - Manning // Hugh Leatherman (R) - Florence // Phil Leventis (D) - Sumter // John Matthews (D) - Bowman // Yancey McGill (D) Kingstree // Billy O'Dell (R) - Anderson // Kay Patterson (D) - Columbia // Harvey Peeler (R) - Gaffney // Clementa Pinckney (D) - Ridgeland // Glenn Reese (D) - Inman // Scott Richardson (R) - Hilton Head Island // Greg Ryberg (R) - Aiken // Nikki Setzler (D) - West Columbia (Lexington) // Linda Short (D) - Chester // Verne Smith (R) - Greer //.

Please call / write / e-mail / and/or fax any or all of the 40 Senators above who are not co-sponsors of S.111 NLT COB Monday, June 13, and ask them to sign on during the upcoming 2-day session !

If you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, would you please pray God would turn the hearts of these 40 SC Senators to DO JUSTICE for pre-birth human beings and sign on as co-sponsors of S.111 ?

The "Right to Life Act of South Carolina", if passed by the Republican-majority SC Legislature, and if signed by Republican SC Governor Mark Sanford, would recognize the God-given, legal ‘personhood’ of all pre-birth human beings at fertilization under the SC State Constitution.

See link to bill at www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net

Contact info for SC Senators:
NOTE: all Senators can be faxed at 803-212-6299 include the Senator’s name on whatever you fax !

If you need the name, addresses, e-mail, or telephone numbers of your SC State Senator, go to: www.scstatehouse.net/html-pages/senate2.html

SENATE MAILING ADDRESS: write all Senators at:
Post Office Box 142, Columbia, S.C. 29202


Prepared by Columbia Christians for Life * www.RighttoLifeActofSC.net * (803) 765-0916 * Columbia, SC
Note: For add’l resources that may be useful in lobbying these State Senators, go to www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net and click on “RTL Act of SC.” There you will find several items germaine to your lobbying effort, which may be printed out and mailed or faxed; or, e-mailed, to these Senators (check out items # 5 thru # 12, #15, and #16).

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