- Columbia, SC
- Tues., May 27, 11:45 AM
- First Floor Lobby (between Gov. and Lt. Gov. offices)
The Right to Life Act of SC was first introduced 10 years ago in February 1998 in both the SC House and SC Senate. By vesting legal "personhood" at fertilization without exceptions, the Right to Life Act of SC would meet the requirement in the text of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to end "legal" child-murder by abortion in South Carolina. The bill has been active in the SC Legislature every year since 1998, passing the full SC House for the first time on April 13, 2005, albeit with a fatal flaw rape exception; and then died in the SC Senate in the Judiciary Subcommittee of Senator Jim Ritchie (R-Spartanburg) in 2006.
( hear audio of two May 2005 SC Senate Subcommittee hearings at http://www.christianlifeandliberty.net/ )
'South Carolina House Passes Personhood Bill' (with fatal flaw) - April 15, 2005
According to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision: vesting legal "personhood" at fertilization, without exceptions, "collapses" the abortion argument:
The text of the Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision 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."
Despite the fact that the Republicans are currently the majority in the SC House (as they have been since Jan 1994), and the Republicans are currently the majority in the SC Senate (as they have been since Jan 2001), and Republicans hold the offices of SC Governor (Mark Sanford) and SC LT Governor (Andre Bauer) - AFTER TEN YEARS, THE RIGHT TO LIFE ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA HAS STILL NOT PASSED. Passing the Right to Life Act of SC would end decriminalized abortion in South Carolina.
In fact, even though the bill passed the Constitutional Laws Subcommittee without amendment over three years ago on March 31, 2005, the bill has not been passed again in 2007 or to date in 2008, out of Rep. Greg Delleney's (R-Chester) ConLaws Subcomm. (the regular 2008 SC Legislative Session ends June 5).
'Take Action to Pass the RTL Act of SC' - April 1, 2005
Public Hearing Statement in support of Right to Life Act of SC - Columbia, SC - Feb. 14, 2008
And because the bill is still stuck in the ConLaws Subcomm., therefore neither has it been passed again in 2007, or to date in 2008, out of the full House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jim Harrison (R-Columbia) where it passed without amendment, over three years ago on April 5, 2005,
'Take Action to Pass the RTL Act of SC' - April 7, 2005
If you would like to stand in support of ending the murder of pre-birth human beings in South Carolina - over 7,000 were murdered in South Carolina in 2006 by surgical abortion alone, reflecting a two-year increasing trend over 2005 (over 6,700 killed), and 2004 (under 6,600 killed) - and calling on the Republican- majority SC House, the Republican-majority SC Senate, the Republican Governor, and the Republican LT Gov (President of the Senate) to do their duty as ministers in civil government (Romans 13:1-4), and Establish Justice to end the shedding of innocent blood that is bringing God's Righteous Judgment and Wrath upon South Carolina and America, then please attend this news conference inside the SC State House in Columbia, in the First Floor Lobby, at 11:45 on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Thank you.
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Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358
May 15, 2008