May 03, 2006

South Carolina State Senator's prophetic utterance:

"Whose hands is da’ blood goin' to be on ?"

The flyer below was presented as distribution for all members of the SC Senate (46), SC House (124), the SC Governor, the SC Lt Governor, and the SC Attorney General on May 2d.


Senator Leatherman's prophetic utterance:

"Whose hands is da’ blood goin' to be on ?"

During the state budget debate on the floor of the SC Senate o/a April 25, 2006, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Hugh Leatherman (R) said:

“Hurricanes are inevitable. They’re coming. Look down in Louisiana. We need to get prepared for them. Suppose the hurricane comes. Whose hands is da’ blood goin’ to be on ? It’s goin’ to be on your hands and my hands. I’ll tell you that.”

Source: Excerpt from “State House Tonight,” produced by SC ETV on State House activity for legislative Week of April 25-27, 2006

Senator Leatherman was talking about the danger of cutting certain items from the state budget, including, specifically, items requested by the SC governor for hurricane/disaster preparedness. His point apparently was that if the money wasn’t allocated, the blood of any of those harmed as a result would be on the hands of members of the SC Senate for not allocating.

Beyond what Senator Leatherman meant by this statement, was God sending a further message of His own to the Senate of South Carolina ?


Will it take another Hurricane like Katrina, stronger than Hugo in 1989, to humble our SC Senate ? This same SC Senate that has “sat” on a bill to ban child-murder by abortion for over a year since it passed the SC House on April 14, 2005 ? The bill is called the “Right to Life Act of South Carolina” and the House version (H.3213) passed in 2005 (albeit with a fatal flaw rape exception amendment), but the Senate Judiciary (Chairman Senator Glenn McConnell (R)) Subcommittee of Senator Jim Ritchie (R) has refused to take a vote on the bill, or the unamended Senate companion bill (S.111). Four of the five Senators who can vote in Senator Ritchie’s Subcommittee are Republicans !!!

The SC Senate has a Republican majority, with 26 Republicans to 20 Democrats. The RTL Act is a bill to recognize the legal ‘personhood’ of all pre-birth human beings, at fertilization. This bill would ban all legalized child-murder-by-abortion, because the SC State Constitution, in Art. I., Sec. 3, already protects legal ‘persons’ from being deprived of life without due process.

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

So only 7 (27%) out of 26 Republicans are co-sponsoring a bill to end the killing of approx. 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)

These 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):

Non-Sponsors: Senator Alexander, Cleary, Cromer, Campsen, Courson, Gregory, Hawkins, Knotts, Leatherman, Martin, McConnell, Mescher, O’Dell, Peeler, Rankin, Richardson, Ritchie, Scott, Smith.

Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
Columbia, South Carolina (click on 'RTL ACT of SC' button)
May 1, 2006

Less than one month in 2006 session before RTL Act of SC dies !

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 House on Second Reading on April 13, 2005 by a vote of 95 to 18 (albeit with a fatal flaw rape exception amendment that must be removed), the bill has gone nowhere in the SC Senate after two Subcommittee 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 now less than 30 days left in the 2006 session. If nothing changes, the bill will die June 1, 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.

The South Carolina Senate has 46 members: 26 Republicans and 20 Democrats.

There are five Senators who may vote on Senator Ritchie's Subcommittee; of the five, four of them are Republicans. So let us make no mistake about this.

It is the party in power, the party in the majority, the Republicans, who are refusing to pass this bill, who are refusing to "establish justice" for the unborn,and protect these children who cannot speak for themselves.

Senator Ritchie's Subcommittee is part of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Glenn McConnell, who may also, according to Senate rules, vote on Senator Ritchie's Subcommittee. Senator McConnell is one of the four Republicans on Senator Ritchie's Subcommittee that can vote on this bill. The other two are Senator Randy Scott and Senator Luke Rankin.

If something is to be done to protect the unborn this year instead of waiting until next year, there are only 29 days left in the session to act.

What can you do ? Call, write, or fax Republican Senators Mike Fair, Jim Ritchie, and Glenn McConnell as soon as possible. Ask them not to allow the bill to die.

Children in South Carolina continue to die at the rate of 125 per week, and waiting until 2007 while children are being murdered now is unacceptable !

Please phone, write, or fax these three key REPUBLICAN STATE SENATORS below,and ask them not to accept allowing the Right to Life Act of SC to die, but instead continuing to work for a vote on the bill in Senator Ritchie's Subcommittee BEFORE the session ends on June 1st:

1. Senator Mike Fair (R-Greenville), the Senate sponsor of the bill:
District 6 - Greenville Co. (H) P.O. Box 14632, Greenville, 29610
Bus. (864) 246-4257 Home (864) 246-4257
(C) 211 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, 29202
Bus. (803) 212-6420 Home
Fax - 803-212-6299
(include the Senator’s name on whatever you fax !)

2. Senator Jim Ritchie (R-Spartanburg), chairman of the Subcommitee:
District 13 - Greenville, Spartanburg & Union Cos. (H) 302 South Pine St., Spartanburg, 29302
Bus. (864)585-2275 Home (864)585-6047 (C) 608 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, 29202
Bus. (803) 212-6008/6032 Fax - 803-212-6299
(include the Senator’s name on whatever you fax !)

3. Senator Glenn McConnell (R-Charleston), chairman of the full Committee:
District 41 Charleston County (H) 27 Bainbridge Dr., Charleston, 29407
Bus. (843)747-7554 Home (843)571-3921
(C) 101 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, 29202 / Bus. (803) 212-6610
Fax - (803)-212-6606

Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
Columbia, South Carolina (click on 'RTL ACT of SC' button)
May 3, 2006

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