March 25, 2009
* South Carolina Introduces a Personhood Bill: Steve Lefemine of Columbia Christians for Life tells Bob Enyart about the Right to Life Act of South Carolina which vests legal personhood at fertilization with no exceptions, thereby invoking the constitutional protections of due process and equal protection for a ‘person’ in order to end ‘legalized’ abortion (child-murder) in this state.
March 16, 2009
DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF OUR FRIENDS
Posted: Monday July 10, 2006 at 7:36 am EST by Judie Brown
[ emphasis added ]
The sad news was reported July 10 that the Michigan Citizens for Life petition drive had fallen short of the 317,000 signatures needed to put a totally pro-life proposed state constitutional amendment on the November ballot. What was so disheartening about this news, and what has been disappointing over the past many months has been the repeated denunciation of the effort by Michigan Right to Life, the Michigan Catholic Conference and others. It boggles my mind as I try to understand how any pro-life organization, most especially Catholic Bishops, would do anything to oppose an effort to protect each preborn child from his beginning as a person! PERSONHOOD was the single goal of this simple proposal. Yet pro-life and Catholic opposition made the struggle so hard, and clearly caused the lack of signatures. Of that there is no doubt.
So now what? Do we buy into the politically correct line that “timing is all wrong?” NO! But I wonder ,,, could it be that there really are pro-life leaders who do not want to see every single abortion outlawed, whether that abortion occurs in an in vitro fertilization clinic, because of a birth control pill or by using a surgical intervention? If the goal of the pro-life movement is PERSONHOOD ? total protection for all innocent children prior to birth ? then something terribly evil happened in Michigan. Let us pray it never happens again.
From Steve Lefemine, CCL director (March 16, 2009):
Mrs. Judie Brown is president of American Life League. She is a long-time, principled, pro-personhood,
sincere pro-lifer. Unfortunately she is also a devout follower of the false religion of Rome, and has been
unable to publicly admit the obvious, painful, hard truth which the evidence supports, in light of the
opposition of the Catholic Bishops to "personhood" in Michigan, Georgia, Montana, and Colorado, i.e.,
the Roman Catholic hierarchy is NOT pro-life !
In other words, the petition drive to put a pro-personhood state constitutional amendment on the ballot in Michigan in 2006 was defeated with the opposition of the Michigan chapter of National Right to Life (just as the director of the South Carolina chapter of National Right to Life (SC Citizens for Life) tried to kill the SC Personhood bill several years ago by approaching the SC Legislator sponsoring the bill, in a failed attempt to get him to stop promoting his bill), and with the opposition of the Michigan bishop(s) [ Michigan Catholic Conference].
The evidence is there for all with "eyes to see" - the Roman Catholic hierarchy (Bishops and above) and National Right to Life [ originally formed by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1968 ], are opposed to the numerous ongoing efforts to establish personhood for the unborn, and thereby END, not just regulate abortion. For Rome, the primary goal is ecumenism, not protecting the unborn, and the "pro-life movement" in America has been a fruitful opportunityfor Rome's centuries-old agenda (since the 1500's) to counter the effects of the Reformation, and undermine the Bible-believing, evangelical churches and Christians with the heresies of Romanism.
"... I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary, dir., Columbia Christians for Life, PO Box 50358, Columbia, SC 29250 / (803) 794-6273
http://www.christianlifeandliberty.net/ / http://www.righttolifeactofsc.net/ / Revised May 21, 2009
Click here for a printable version of this report.
March 13, 2009
South Carolina's "Personhood" Bills - H.3526 and S.450 - are SC's pro-life / anti-abortion bills to END "legalized" child-murder-by-abortion by vesting legal "personhood" at fertilization, with no exceptions.
Go to: www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net, links to bills on Home page; click on “RTL Act of SC” to pull up information on history and status of SC Personhood Bills (first introduced in SC House and Senate in 1998).
H.3526 was introduced Feb.12, 2009 and now has 52 sponsors in the SC House of Representatives
(look on-line to see list of House sponsors of bill H.3526 at www.scstatehouse.gov)
S.450 was introduced Feb. 18, 2009 and now has 11 sponsors in the SC Senate
(look on-line to see list of Senate sponsors of bill S.450 at www.scstatehouse.gov)
Each bill (H.3526 and S.450) states:
“The right to life for each born and preborn human being vests at fertilization.” and “The rights guaranteed by Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution of this State [SC], that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws, vest at fertilization for each born and preborn human person."
THE REQUIREMENT OF "PERSONHOOD" AS THE LEGAL MEANS OF ENDING ABORTION, IS EXPLICITLY STATED IN THE 1973 ROE V. WADE US SUPREME COURT DECISION TEXT:
The 1973 US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision instructed that if “personhood” for the “fetus” was established at fertilization, with no exceptions, then the legal argument for abortion “collapses” :
“If this suggestion of personhood is established, the [abortion] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”
The SC "Personhood" Bills (H.3526 and S.450) are constitutional, and meet the express requirement set forth by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade to establish personhood for the "fetus," thus guaranteeing the right to life of this pre-birth human being, and ending decriminalized abortion in SC. “Exceptions” to “Personhood” are unconstitutional.
Please contact these key SC House and Senate leaders; ask them to co-sponsor these bills !
SC HOUSE: (H.3526 is in the Constitutional Laws Subcommittee, of the House Judiciary Committee)
1) Please contact Rep. Greg Delleney (R-Chester & York), Constitutional Laws Subcommittee Chairman
Address - PO Drawer 808, Chester, SC 29706; Ph. - (W) 803-581-2211 (H) 803-385-3580 / email@example.com
2) Please contact Rep. Jim Harrison (R-Richland), House Judiciary Committee Chairman
Address - 198 Preserve Lane, Columbia, SC 29209; Ph. - (W) 803-256-0049 (H) 803-783-0777 / HJU@schouse.org
3) Please contact Rep. Bobby Harrell (R-Charleston & Dorchester), Speaker of the SC House
Address - 8316 Rivers Ave., Charleston, SC 29406; Ph. - (W) 843-572-1500 (H) 843-556-9075
HSP@schouse.org and firstname.lastname@example.org and website: www.bobbyharrell.com
SC SENATE: (S.450 is in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee not announced)
Please contact Sen. Glenn McConnell (R-Charleston), Senate Judiciary Comm. Chair & President Pro Tempore
Address - 27 Bainbridge Dr., Charleston, SC 29407; Ph. - (W) 843-747-7554 (H) 843-571-3921 / SJU@scsenate.org
GOVERNOR: Please contact Governor Mark Sanford (R) (possible 2012 candidate for US President)
Address - PO Box 12267, Columbia, SC 29211; Ph. - (W) 803-734-2100 (H) 803-737-3000
Ask Governor Sanford to use the "bully pulpit" of his office to publicly support these bills. The first duty of a civil minister is to acknowledge God; the second duty of a civil minister is to prevent the shedding of innocent blood.
Please be sure and contact your own SC State House members in the SC House and SC Senate. You may write any House member at PO Box 11867, Columbia, SC 29211. You may write any Senator at PO Box 142, Columbia, SC 29202. Ask them to co-sponsor their respective bill in the House (H.3526) or Senate (S.450).
TWO STATES (North Dakota and Montana) in Feb. 2009 have already passed Personhood legislation in one house of their state legislatures, for the first time in US history. Why not in South Carolina !?