REPUBLICANS IN S.C. SENATE PROLONG CHILD-KILLING:
Attention South Carolina pro-lifers !
Please help distribute the flyer below (one-page flyer version at the attachment) around South Carolina today, to family, friends, people at church, and the public.
There are just 14 days remaining in the regular session of the SC Legislature for 2006; it ends June 1 (the same day as the beginning of hurrican season !).
The Right to Life Act of SC passed the SC House last year in April 2005 (albeit with a fatal flaw rape exception amendment that needs to be removed), but has now sat in the Republican-majority SC Senate, in a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, for over one year. If nothing is done in the next two weeks, the bill dies June 1, and the process would have to start all over again for the 2007 session.
Meanwhile, South Carolina's three abortion centers (in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston) continue to murder 6,500+ (2004 DHEC statistic) pre-born babies each year, by surgical abortion alone. Their shed innocent blood pollutes the land of the entire state of South Carolina (Numbers 35:33). The voice of their shed innocent blood cries out from the ground to (Genesis 4:10) to God. He hears their cry, and He will execute righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed, including the 6,500+ killed in South Carolina each year (Psalm 103:6).
The one-page flyer below, formatted as it was distributed to members of the SC Legislature, the SC Governor, the SC Lt Governor, and the SC Attorney General, can be printed out from the attachment at the end of this e-mail. [Please contact Columbia Christians for Life for an attachment of the flyer.]
Principled Christians and pro-lifers in SC are asked to print out the one-page flyer in the enclosed attachment, and distribute it far and wide: to family and friends, people at church and work, public places, and anywhere people gather, urging them to contact their SC State Senator to co-sponsor S.111, the Right to Life Act of SC. Make 100 photocopies at the copy shop and distribute them. Help end child-murder-by-abortion in SC !
Thank you, and may the Lord bless you and make provision for you as you speak up for the least of these, who cannot speak up for themselves.
Flyer: (see attachment below for one-page flyer formatted as it was distributed to members of the SC Legislature, the SC Governor, the SC Lt Governor, and the SC Attorney General, at the end of this e-mail)
REPUBLICANS IN S.C. SENATE PROLONG CHILD-KILLING:
The Republicans in South Carolina are the majority in the SC House (74 R's to 50 D's).
The Republicans in South Carolina are the majority in the SC Senate (26 R's to 20 D's).
The Republicans in South Carolina occupy the Governor's office, the Lt. Governor's office, and the Attorney General's office.
REFUSE TO TAKE ACTION TO PASS the "Right to Life Act of South Carolina"
South Carolina's pro-life bill to end "legalized" abortion (House bill H.3213 / Senate bill S.111)
The 2006 regular session of the SC Legislature is scheduled to end on June 1, 2006. Incredibly, even though the SC House version (H.3213) of the Right to Life Act of SC passed the SC House on Second Reading (with 52 co-sponsors: 47 R's and 5 D's), on April 13, 2005 by a vote of 95Y to 18N (albeit with a fatal flaw rape exception amendment that must be removed), the bill has gone nowhere in the SC Senate after two hearings in the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee chaired by Senator Jim Ritchie (R). It has now sat in Senator Ritchie's Subcommittee for over one year, and there are less than 30 days left in the 2006 session. If nothing changes, the bill will die June 1st, and the 6,500+ children murdered every year in South Carolina by surgical abortion, primarily at the state's three abortion centers in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston, will have to wait until the 2007 session for new legislation to pass, at the earliest.
Of the 26 Republicans in the SC Senate, only seven have signed on as co-sponsors of S.111:
Sponsors: Senators Fair, Bryant, Grooms, Thomas, Verdin, Hayes and Ryberg
You can see the text and co-sponsors of bills H.3213 and S.111 from the homepage link at: http://www.christianlifeandliberty.net/ or go to the SC Legislative website at: http://www.scstatehouse.net/
So only 7 (27%) out of 26 Republicans are co-sponsoring a bill to end the killing of 6,500+ pre-birth human beings in South Carolina each year (2004 statistics: Charleston abortion center: 2,835 murdered; Greenville abortion center: 2,359 murdered; Columbia abortion center: 1,335 murdered)
Below are the Republican SC State Senators who are not co-sponsoring S.111 (not a single one of the Democrat Senators are co-sponsors, not even those Senators who are also church ministers !):
Republican SC State Senate Non-Sponsors:
Sen. Thomas Alexander (R-Walhalla)
Sen. Glenn McConnell (R-Charleston)
Sen. Chip Campsen (R-Isle of Palms)
Sen. William Mescher (R-Pinopolis)
Sen. Ray Cleary (R-Murrells Inlet)
Sen. William O’Dell (R-Greenwood)
Sen. John Courson (R-Columbia)
Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney)
Sen. Ronnie Cromer (R-Prosperity)
Sen. Luke Rankin (R-Myrtle Beach)
Sen. Greg Gregory (R-Lancaster)
Sen. Scott Richardson (R-Hilton Head Island)
Sen. John Hawkins (R-Spartanburg)
Sen. Jim Ritchie (R-Spartanburg)
Sen. Jake Knotts (R-West Columbia)
Sen. Randy Scott (R-Summerville)
Sen. Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence)
Sen. Verne Smith (R-Greer)
Sen. Larry Martin (R-Pickens)
Fax all SC Senators at 803-212-6299 (include Senator’s name); other contact information for SC Senators at: www.scstatehouse.net/html-pages/senatebios.html
Ask all Senators to co-sponsor S.111 and pass the bill.
Please especially call Senator Mike Fair (R-Greenville), Senator Jim Ritchie (R-Spartanburg), and Senator Glenn McConnell (R-Charleston) to work for passage of the Right to Life Act inthe SC Senate !
Please call Republican Governor Mark Sanford to use his influence and the 'bully pulpit' of his office, to pass the Right to Life Act (phone 803-734-2100, fax 803-734-0546 and fax 803-734-9413)
Prepared by Columbia Christians for Life
The flyer above was presented for distribution to all 46 members of the SC Senate (26 R's and 20 D's),all 124 members of the SC House (74 R's and 50 D's), the Republican SC Governor, the Republican SC Lt Governor, and the Republican SC Attorney General on May 9th.
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
(click on 'RTL Act of SC' button)
May 18, 2006