Two Republican Pro-Personhood Candidates for SC Senate District #20 – Version #2

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
August 3, 2018  [ To be posted online at: ChristiansforPersonhood.com ]

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Two Republican Pro-Personhood Candidates for SC Senate District #20 – Version #2
– Primary August 14: Benjamin Dunn, Christian Stegmaier
August 3, 2018


Two Republican Pro-Personhood Candidates for SC Senate District #20

– Primary August 14: Benjamin Dunn, Christian Stegmaier – Version #2

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There are four Republican candidates running in the August 14 Primary of the SC State Senate District 20 Special Election.  Two* of these Republican candidates are confirmed supporters of SC Personhood Legislation:

Benjamin Dunn

Christian Stegmaier

* Note: Both of these men are professing Christians and attorneys.

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The purpose of Personhood legislation is to establish justice for all pre-birth human beings, recognizing the Creator God-given unalienable right to life of every human being as a “person”, in law, at fertilization, and that without exception, because God’s Word says, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).”  Exodus 20:13, KJV

SC Senate District #20 includes parts of Richland and Lexington Counties; running from White Rock to Ballentine and Irmo, along I-26 and I-126, thru downtown Columbia, continuing southeast thru Shandon and other Columbia neighborhoods to I-77, and vicinity [ Map ].

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                                                      TheStandardSC.org

Benjamin Dunn vying to represent
Republicans for Senate Seat #20

by Michael Reed | THE STANDARD
http://thestandardsc.org/benjamin-dunn-vying-to-represent-republicans-for-senate-seat-20
August 1, 2018

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Dunn says that “Roe v [W]ade may very well be overturned in the next few years. If so, it will be kicked back to the states to decide.”

Continued…

He says, “… I support the personhood bill in S.C. S.217 [.”]

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Letter signed by Christian Stegmaier received and publicized by Personhood South Carolina ( Gaffney, SC ):

Stegmaier, SC Senate District 20 Candidate, Pledges Support for Personhood…


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From Christians for Personhood:

The above “Dear Candidate” letter (July 18, 2018) from Personhood South Carolina contains this sentence: “This past legislative cycle’s personhood effort had companion bills (S217, H3530) making significant progress in both the House and Senate.” This statement is only half true.  It is true the Senate Bill S217 did see significant progress in the SC Senate in 2017-2018 Session: S217 passed Subcommittee after two public hearings, S217 passed the full Senate Judiciary Committee, S217 was placed on the full SC Senate calendar, and the Judiciary Committee Amendment to S217 was actually approved on the Senate floor.  However, the House Bill H3530 on the other hand, never even had a public hearing in 2017, or in 2018.  And the historical record shows public hearings in Subcommittee have been held in the past for the SC House personhood bill; in 2001, in 2004, in 2005, in 2008 (then-SC Attorney General Henry McMaster also testified at this hearing), and in 2010.  The SC House personhood bill passed out of Subcommittee in both 2004 and 2005.  In 2005, the personhood bill also passed the full House Judiciary Committee (still unamended), before being amended on the floor of the full SC House of Representatives with a fatal flaw so-called “morning-after-pill” (chemical abortifacient) rape “exception” [sic] amendment, then passed the full SC House of Representatives on Second and Third Readings, and was then sent to the SC Senate where two public hearings were held, no vote taken, and it died.

History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2016 )

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Two Republican Pro-Personhood Candidates for SC Senate District #20 – Version #2
– Primary August 14: Benjamin Dunn, Christian Stegmaier
August 3, 2018

Two Republican Pro-Personhood Candidates for SC Senate District #20 – Primary August 14: Benjamin Dunn, Christian Stegmaier

Published by:

Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
July 25, 2018/ Revised July 31, 2018/ Revised August 2, 2018


Two Republican Pro-Personhood Candidates for SC Senate District #20

– Primary August 14: Benjamin Dunn, Christian Stegmaier

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There are four Republican candidates running in the August 14 Primary of the SC State Senate District 20 Special Election

Two* of these Republican candidates are confirmed supporters of SC Personhood Legislation:


Benjamin Dunn

Christian Stegmaier

* Note: Both of these men are professing Christians and attorneys.

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The purpose of Personhood legislation is to establish justice for all pre-birth human beings, recognizing  the Creator God-given unalienable right to life of every human being as a “person”, in law, at fertilization, and that without exception, because God’s Word says, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).”  Exodus 20:13, KJV

SC Senate District #20 includes parts of both Richland and Lexington Counties, running from White Rock to Ballentine and Irmo, along I-26 and I-126, thru downtown Columbia, continuing southeast thru Shandon and other Columbia neighborhoods to I-77, and vicinity [ Map ].

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                                          TheStandardSC .org

Christian Stegmaier candidate for Senate Seat #20

by Michael Reed | July 11, 2018
http://thestandardsc.org/exclusive-interview-christian-stegmaier-candidate-for-senate-seat-20

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Christian believes that “life begins at conception.” He says we have a “responsibility to the unborn” and that the “unborn should be protected.” He says in the law a person “can be charged with a crime if we kill a fetus.” He emphasized that abortion is a “federally driven issue” but that the “5th and 14th Amendments say each person has a right to life.”

Regarding the recent Greenville Women’s Clinic news violating state law concerning improper disposal of aborted babies as “medical waste”, he said it was “reprehensible to God’s creation.” Stegmaier emphasized that as a people we must “return to a notion of accountability.” He said he believes in “personhood of the fetus.”

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Letter from Benjamin Dunn received and publicized by Personhood South Carolina ( Gaffney, SC ):

Dunn, SC Senate District 20 Candidate, Pledges Support for Personhood…

Benjamin Dunn
SC Senate District 20

July 24, 2018

Re: Personhood Legislation Position Statement

     This letter is in response to your request for my position on personhood legislation. I pledge to defend all preborn lives, without exception, by granting my full support to personhood legislation if I am elected to the South Carolina Senate. By “full support” I mean co-sponsoring personhood legislation, voting in favor of personhood at every opportunity (including procedural votes such as recall motions, special order motions, tabling motions, cloture votes, and committee votes), and using all positional powers to move personhood forward without delay.

Thank you,

/s/

Benjamin Dunn

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Two Republican Pro-Personhood Candidates for SC Senate District #20
– Primary August 14: Benjamin Dunn, Christian Stegmaier

SC Senate ‘Abortion’ Bills battle, May 1 – 4 – Report #3A:

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
May 13, 2018

SC Senate ‘Abortion’ Bills battle, May 1 – 4 – Report #3A:
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SC Senate ‘Abortion’ Bills battle, May 1 – 4 – Report #3A:

Personhood Bill S217 vs Hutto “Hyde-Amdt”-type fake “pro-life” replacement amdt to H3548 vs SCCL’s euthanasia Dismemberment Bill H3548

/// On Tues, May 1, with the pro-euthanasia H3548 Dismemberment Bill before the Senate on Special Order, the vote to table Senator Cash’s Amdt No. 11 occurred about 6:45pm.  Amdt No. 11 proposed to add all language contained in Personhood Bill S217; to all text of Dismemberment Bill H3548, plus one additional sentence proscribing dismemberment of baby in case of providing medical treatment to prevent death of pregnant woman

/// The Roll Call vote to Table was 30 Y – 11 N, and so Amdt No. 11 was tabled (killed). See Senate Journal for 5/1/2018 – https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/sj18/20180501.htm

/// Voting Yes to table Amdt No. 11 were 16 R’s and 14 D’s. These 16 Republicans were: Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Davis,  Gregory, Grooms, Hembree, Leatherman, Massey, Peeler, Rankin, Senn, Shealy, Talley, Turner, Young

/// Of these 16 Republicans voting Yes to table, 8 are listed as cosponsors of S217  ( https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/217.htm): Gregory, Grooms, Hembree, Peeler, Shealy, Talley, Turner, Young

/// The one Democrat cosponsoring S217 (Williams) also voted  to table Amdt No. 11

/// Voting No against tabling Amdt No. 11 were 11 R’s. These 11 Republicans were: Alexander, Cash, Climer, Corbin, Cromer, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Martin, Rice, Timmons, Verdin

/// Of these 11 Republicans voting No against tabling Amdt No. 11, 10 of the 11 (all except Alexander) are listed as cosponsors of S217

/// In summary, S217 Personhood Bill has 19 cosponsors (18 R, 1 D); and of these, 10 R’s voted No against tabling; and of these, 8 R’s, 1 D voted Yes to table

/// So 10 of 19 cosponsors of S217 voted in favor; and 9 of 19 cosponsors of S217 voted against, adding language of S217 Personhood Bill to language of H3548 Dismemberment Bill as per Amdt No. 11. ///

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SC Senate ‘Abortion’ Bills battle, May 1 – 4 – Report #3:

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Columbia, South Carolina
May 10, 2018

SC Senate ‘Abortion’ Bills battle, May 1 – 4 – Report #3:
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SC Senate ‘Abortion’ Bills battle, May 1 – 4 – Report #3:

Personhood Bill S217 vs Hutto “Hyde-Amdt”-type fake “pro-life” replacement amdt to H3548 vs SCCL’s euthanasia Dismemberment Bill H3548

/// On Wed, May 2, Senator Cash offered six amdt’s (No. 12 to No. 17) to H3548 Dismemberment Bill.  Amdt No. 12 exposed the pro-euthanasia aspect of H3548 and attempted to close the “Euthanasia first (Kill the Baby first); then Dismember the Baby” loophole, by proscribing first killing the unborn child, and then dismembering the child

/// However, even that change was opposed by Senator Grooms, who served as point man for H3548, reporting H3548 was supported WITHOUT amdt by National Right to Life, SC Citizens for Life, SC Baptist Convention, SC (Roman) Catholic Conference, and the SC Assn of Pregnancy Centers. These groups support legislation which incrementally regulates child-murder. NONE are supporting Personhood Bill S217

/// After about 3 1/2 hrs of debate, Cash Amdt No. 12 was defeated on 7 Y – 30 N Roll Call vote.  See Senate Journal for 5/2/2018 – https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/sj18/20180502.htm

/// On the previous day, Tues, May 1, when H3548 came up on the Special Order portion of the Senate Calendar (about 5:30pm) Senator Cash proposed Amdt No. 11, which added all of the language contained in Personhood Bill S217; to all the text of Dismemberment Bill H3548, plus one additional sentence proscribing dismemberment of the baby in the case of providing medical treatment to prevent the death of pregnant woman

/// The debate lasted about 1 1/2 hrs, and then Cash Amdt No. 11 was tabled on a 30 Y – 11 N Roll Call vote. See Senate Journal for 5/1/2018 – https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/sj18/20180501.htm

/// Voting Yes to table  Amdt No. 11 were 16 R’s and 14 D’s. Voting No against tabling were 11 R’s

/// S217 Personhood Bill has 19 cosponsors (18 R, 1 D). Of these, 10 R’s  voted No against tabling. Of these, 8 R’s, 1 D voted Yes to table. ///

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SC Personhood Bill S217 Update (May 9):

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Columbia, South Carolina
May 9, 2018

SC Personhood Bill S217 Update (May 9):
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Personhood Bill S217 Update (May 9):

The regular 2018 Session ends Thurs, May 10 (present Sine Die Res H5383 indicates there will be two short extended sessions, one later in May, one in June).

/// On Tues, May 8, by unanimous consent request of Sen Malloy, all Senate bills on Statewide Second Reading part of Senate Calendar were Recommitted to their respective Committees. This included S217 Personhood Bill. So if you look at May 8 Senate Calendar, you will see S217 listed (though contested), but if you look at May 9 Senate Calendar, S217 is no longer there, it has been sent back to Sen Jud Comm.

– SC Senate Calendars – https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sessphp/sencal.php

/// Also on Tues, May 8, two bills related to VC Summer nuclear issue were placed for Special Order in Senate (H4375, H4379). There was no Roll Call vote for either bill to be set for Special Order; Sen Majority Leader Massey made the motions, and it happened. This is what CAN happen when there is the WILL to make something happen

/// If the Senate so WILLED to END child-murder by “abortion”, instead of recommitting S217 back to Jud Comm, the Senate could have set S217 for Special Order.

/// If you look at current version of Sine Die Resolution – House Bill 5383 – https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/5383.htm – current plans are for SC General Assembly (House and Senate) to come back into special session May 23 & 24; then to adjourn again, and then come back again June 27 & 28.  Key point: In BOTH periods, authorized in H5383 for consideration by the SC Legislature is “introduction, receipt, and consideration of legislation concerning the V.C. Summer Nuclear units and related matters”

/// The time limits are self-imposed. The Sine Die Res must be approved by 2/3 of each chamber (House approved initial version of H5383 by 110 Y – 0 N vote yesterday), and it can be changed by 2/3 vote in each chamber

/// If SC’s Legislature so WILLED, Personhood could also be in the Sine Die Resolution !!!

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