April 21, 2006

11 State bills in 2005/2006 banning abortions:

- ALA, GA, IND, KY, LA, MO, ND, OH, SC, SD, TENN (over 20% of States in U.S.)

Three categories of bills:

1. Principled pro-life bills banning all abortions and/or declaring bona fide legal "Personhood" at fertilization:

GA (HB 93), ND (House Bill No. 1227), OH (HB 228), SC (S.111)

[plus Senate Joint Resolution 43 in Missouri for proposed Missouri State Constitutional Amendment]

[plus Citizen Petition Drive in Michigan for proposed Michigan State Constitutional Amendment]

2. Bills banning all abortions minus the "life-of-the-mother" exception:

AL ( SB503), KY (HB489), LA (SB33), MO (SB 1248), SD (House Bill 1215), TENN (SB0334),

3. Bills banning all abortions minus cases of rape, incest and "life/health-of-the-mother" exceptions:

IND (House Bill 1096), SC (H.3213)


1. Principled pro-life bills banning all abortions and/or declaring legal "Personhood" at fertilization:

Georgia - HB 93: http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/sum/hb93.htm

North Dakota - House Bill No. 1227: http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/59-2005/bill-actions/ba1227.html

Ohio - HB 228: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=126_HB_228

South Carolina - S.111: http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess116_2005-2006/bills/111.htm

Missouri - SJR43: Proposed Missouri State Constitutional Amendment - Senate Joint Resolution 43 to place proposed abortion ban Amendment on the ballot in November 2006: http://www.senate.mo.gov/06info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=165804

Michigan - Proposed Michigan State Constitutional Amendment - Citizen Petition Drive currently underway to place proposed "personhood" Amendment on the ballot in November 2006: http://www.michigancitizensforlife.net/petition_language.htm

2. Bills banning all abortions minus the "life-of-the-mother" exception:

Alabama - SB503: http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp

Kentucky - HB489: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/06RS/HB489.htm

Louisiana - SB33: http://legis.state.la.us/billdata/byinst.asp?sessionid=06RS&billid=SB33

Missouri - SB 1248: http://www.senate.mo.gov/06info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=165801

South Dakota - House Bill 1215: http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2006/DisplayBill.aspx
Signed into law by South Dakota Governor March 21, 2006.

Tennessee - SB0334: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/
(declares "personhood" at fertilization, but then bill self-contradicts by allowing a "life-of-the-mother" exception)

3. Bills banning all abortions minus cases of rape, incest and "life/health-of-the-mother" exceptions:

Indiana - House Bill 1096: http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2006&session=1&request=getBill&docno=1096

South Carolina - H.3213: http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess116_2005-2006/bills/3213.htm
(declares "personhood" at fertilization, however fatal flaw amendment passed on the floor of the SC House caused bill to become self-contradictory, by allowing a rape exception)

Excerpts from text of Roe v. Wade decision (1973):


Legal "personhood" for the fetus is still the key issue, as it was in 1973.

Any "exceptions" to fetal personhood undermines the entire "personhood" concept,just as it did in 1973. See documentation in text of Roe v. Wade decison below:

In the very text of the Roe v. Wade US supreme Court decision it states,

“[Texas] argue[s] that the fetus is a “person” within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment… If this suggestion of personhood is established, the [pro-abortion] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”

In other words, there never would have been legalized abortion under Roe v. Wade. But tragically, Texas had an “exception” which undermined their entire “personhood” argument. Justice Harry Blackmun wrote:

“[ Footnote 54 ] When Texas urges that a fetus is entitled to Fourteenth Amendment protection as a person, it faces a dilemma. Neither in Texas nor in any other State are all abortions prohibited. Despite broad proscription, an exception always exists… But if the fetus is a person who is not to be deprived of life without due process of law, and if the mother's condition is the sole determinant, does not the Texas exception appear to be out of line with the Amendment's command? ...”

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973):


The key legal issue presented in the very text of Roe, necessary to unravel the entire Roe framework, is statutorily vesting legal “personhood” at fertilization for ALL human beings. This would satisfy the Roe formula published 33 years ago. The issue of legal “personhood” for ALL human beings, without exception, is a key to unlocking the 33 year old Roe v. Wade abortion enigma.

Either a "person" is a "person," or they are not. Either ALL pre-birth human beings are legal "persons" at fertilization, or they are not. There can be no "exceptions" to fetal "personhood."


List of State bills compiled with assistance of Mrs. Angela Wittman.

Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
Columbia, South Carolina

http://www.christianlifeandliberty.net/ (click on 'RTL ACT of SC' button)
April 21, 2006

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