SC House Ad Hoc Committee’s Fake, Wicked, Unbiblical, Unjust “Pro-Life” [sic] Bill: In Practice, Affirms Some “Abortion” IS Healthcare [sic]
Do not be deceived by the fine-sounding name: “South Carolina Human Life Protection Act.”
Describes “Permitted Abortion”; and Does NOT Protect Sanctity of Human Life at Conception: So, the Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation does NOT Protect ALL Preborn Human Beings, and Protects NO Preborn Human Beings Beginning at Conception !
The SC House Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation for H5399 is NOT a Pro-Life Bill !
THE BIG LIE. Despite several rightly-stated, principled, Legislative Findings in SECTION 2., (which shows the authors know what the Bill should say), they are Unenforceable because they do not revise actual Sections of the SC Code of Laws. They are a Smokescreen; betrayed by the egregiously compromised, unbiblical, and unjust actual Statutory Revisions [SECTION 3.] to Chapter 41, Title 44 of the SC Code of Laws
This Posting Supplements These Previous Postings:
‘SC House Ad Hoc Committee Fails to Establish Justice in Recommended Language for “Abortion” Legislation; Adopted July 19, 2022’
July 21, 2022, Revised July 24, 2022; Revised July 25, 2022; Corrected and Revised July 26, 2022; Corrected and Revised August 14, 2022
Video Archive: SC House Ad Hoc Committee (“Abortion” Ban Legislation) – July 19, 2022
July 24, 2022
The Ad Hoc Committee Recommended Language for H5399 adopted July 19, 2022 by the Ad Hoc Committee on a 9 [ 8R, 1D ] to 3 [ 3D ] Roll Call vote allows for the “Abortion” of certain children in the womb. However “Abortion” is Child-Murder, and it is ALWAYS Murder.
The explicit language of the SC House Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation for H5399 allows for [ medically unnecessary – see DublinDeclaration.com ] “permitted abortion” in the circumstance described in Section 44-41-830. when the life/serious health of the mother is at risk. Although priority is given to delivering and saving the life of the unborn child in this context of the life/serious health of the mother; nevertheless, the Ad Hoc Committee Recommended Language still also allows for “permitted abortion”.
The Ad Hoc Committee Recommended Language allows the [ medically unnecessary – see DublinDeclaration.com ] intentional killing of unborn children in certain cases involving the life/serious health of the mother, IAW circumstances described in Section 44-41-830. However, it is never necessary to intentionally kill the baby to save the mother’s life. If necessary, premature delivery is not an “abortion”.
See the statement by Dr. C. Everett Koop, pediatric surgeon, former United States Surgeon General, here and here.
Pro-“abortion” advocates have taken up the perverse messaging: “Abortion is Healthcare.” However, isn’t the SC House Ad Hoc Committee erroneously and unnecessarily saying the same thing in the context of the life/serious health of the mother, by allowing for “permitted abortion” ?
Isn’t the SC House Ad Hoc Committee saying that in the circumstance described in Section 44-41-830., that “Abortion” IS Healthcare [sic] ???
However “Abortion” IS NOT Healthcare. “Abortion” IS Murder.
So the SC House Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation for H5399 allows for what is termed “permitted abortion” in Section 44-41-830.(B), (erroneously) supposedly for the life/serious health of the mother. However, if “abortion” is murder, is there ever such a thing as “permitted murder” ?
No. “Abortion” is murder. There is no such thing under God as “permitted murder”. Exodus 20:13; Matthew 19:18, KJV
The right-thinking Christian understands the term is impossible, there is no such thing as “permitted murder” under God, it is oxymoronic.
God has already spoken:
“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV
How many people must someone murder to be a murderer ?
(e.g., Genesis 4:10, KJV)
Even from a medical standpoint, “abortion – the purposeful destruction of the unborn child – is not medically necessary to save the life of a woman.” Quoted from the 2012 Dublin Declaration on Maternal Healthcare.
See DublinDeclaration.com with over 1,000 medical field signatories.
The Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, says, “Thou shalt do no murder.” Matthew 19:18, KJV
Apparently the Ad Hoc Committee chose to follow National Right to Life and their General Counsel James Bopp instead of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible, or to receive the counsel of the 1,000+ medical signatories of the Dublin Declaration on Maternal Healthcare.
National Right to Life/General Counsel James Bopp, et al., Post-Roe “Model” [sic] “Abortion” Law
So, the Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation does NOT protect ALL Preborn Human Beings.
Neither does this Ad Hoc Committee Recommended Language protect the Sanctity of Human Life beginning at conception, but only at the time of “clinically diagnosable pregnancy”. [Section 44-41-810.(1)]
So, the Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation protects NO Preborn Human Beings beginning at conception !
And while in Section 44-41-810.(7), the Ad Hoc Committee Recommended Language suitably refers to a Pre-birth Human Being as either “‘Unborn human being’ or ‘unborn child’ or ‘preborn child’ or ‘preborn human being’ or ‘fetus'”, NOTICE THE ONE THING THE PREBORN ARE NOT REFERRED TO AS IS A “PERSON“; EVEN THOUGH PREBORN CHILDREN WERE REFERRED TO AS PERSONS IN THE UNENFORCEABLE LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS in SECTION 2. !!!
Without recognition of the Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable natural personhood of pre-birth human beings, they have no “due process” or “equal protection of the laws” guarantees of their right to life, under the 5th and 14th Amendments of the United States Constitution, or Article I, Section 3. of the South Carolina Constitution. The
So, the Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation provides NO Preborn Human Beings with “due process” or “equal protection of the laws”as “Persons”.
And Section 44-41-810.(7) even uses the Creator and Creation-denying term “species homo sapiens“, which is compatible with Darwinian Evolution, to refer to a Pre-birth Human Being as “an individual organism of the species homo sapiens“.
The Bible warns those who follow false leadership that it leads to destruction (Isaiah 3:12, 9:16, KJV). In this present matter, because our SC Legislative leaders are they themselves (once again) following unrighteous leadership, we all who are under their authority as citizens in South Carolina will suffer as well, as we have been, for years (Sword/violence, Pestilence/COVID), and now the approaching threat of food shortage/Famine). Read some of the many verses in which the Bible reveals how God judges peoples and nations with the Sword, Pestilence, and Famine. We are living it in South Carolina.
[ Jeremiah 24:10, 27:8, 32:24,36, 34:17, 38:2, 42:17,22, 44:13; Ezekiel 5:12, 7:15, 12:16, 14:12-23, KJV ]
The wicked, unbiblical, unjust, and even blasphemous Ad Hoc Committee Recommendation for H5399 is an unrighteous, iniquitous decree. The Bible says “Woe unto them” that decree such a thing. Isaiah 10:1, KJV.
Just as the Serpent (Devil) tempted Eve in the Garden with “Yea, hath God said,…” (Genesis 3:1, KJV), to doubt and disobey God’s Word, so National Right to “Life”, the SC House Ad Hoc Committee, and SC Citizens for “Life” do likewise with their commendation of this unrighteous legislation.
At a minimum, no faithful, obedient, professing Christian who truly loves and fears God (Proverbs 1:7, 8:13, 9:19, KJV) should support it, neither those who are regular citizens, nor those holding office in the SC Legislature.
Media Reports from July 19, 2022
‘South Carolina Panel Votes to Ban Abortions, Protect Lives of Unborn Babies’
by Holly Gatling [ exec. dir. of SC Citizens for “Life”, the SC chapter of National Right to “Life” ]
Jul 19, 2022
[ Excerpts, comments, emphasis added ]
‘The South Carolina House Judiciary Committee’s Ad Hoc Committee appointed to study potentially outlawing most abortions in the Palmetto State, made its 9-3 recommendation today to protect the lives of babies waiting to be born while strongly protecting the life of the mother.’ [sic]
‘Committee Chairman, pro-life [?] Representative John McCravy, R-Greenwood, said the goal of the recommendation is “ending the practice of using abortion as birth control.” ** He said, “South Carolina took a big step forward in protecting all [sic] life – not just people preferred by society. Everyone’s life is valuable today.” ‘
** FALSE. The rightful goal of legislation is to Establish Justice, IAW the Oath of Office of SC Legislators, which concludes with the words “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of this State and of the United States, So Help me God.” The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution includes among the purposes for which the Constitution was ordained and established, that of to “establish Justice”. The McCravy Ad Hoc Committee Recommended Language FAILED to do that.
‘Lisa Van Riper, President of South Carolina Citizens for Life, the oldest and largest single-issue pro-life [sic] organization in the state, praised the committee for its vote. “I commend the Ad Hoc Committeefor its overwhelming vote to recommend legislation that will protect the life of the unborn child [sic] while protecting the life of the mother throughout all nine months [sic] of pregnancy.” ‘
[ highlighting, emphasis, and comments added ]
‘ “For almost 50 years, the unborn’s life has gone with little legal recognition or protection,” *** Mrs. Van Riper said. “For almost five decades, women have been left vulnerable to pressure from boyfriends, parents and employers. For too long, society has been asked to address its social and economic problems by discarding the unborn child. Today, the Ad Hoc Committee gives us a better way forward for the unborn, the mother, and society.” ‘
*** Personhood legislation has been on file in the SC Legislature every year since 1998. In those 24 years, “abortion” incremental regulationists SC Citizens for “Life”, has never publicly supported this Personhood legislation to END “abortion” in South Carolina, and in fact SCCL incremental child-murder regulation bills have repeatedly been a hindrance and obstruction to the SC Legislature’s interest and attention to principled Personhood legislation. To paraphrase Oswald Chambers from “My Utmost for His Highest”, “Good” is the ENEMY of God’s Best. SCCL incremental child-murder regulation bills have repeatedly been the Enemy of principled Personhood legislation. When the Supreme Court Dobbs ruling/Opinion was announced on June 24, 2022, South Carolina was NOT among the 18 States which already had either trigger law, pre-Roe, or despite-Roe legislation on their books. As of this posting on August 15, 2022, South Carolina has therefore continued to kill unborn babies over these last 52 days. This is a fruit of incrementalism as espoused for the last 25+ years by SCCL and those who have aligned themselves similarly, including Palmetto Family (Council), the public policy “leaders” of the SC Baptist Convention, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of South Carolina (Charleston).
‘PERSONHOOD IS ABOLITION / History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2021 )’
Christians for Personhood
July 12, 2022
2022 “Personhood Act of South Carolina”
‘A proposal by Representative Magnuson to impose criminal penalties on women who procure drugs for the purpose of an abortion was tabled. Representative McCravy said the issue could be discussed later when the House Judiciary sets its next meeting, possibly in mid-August, to advance the bill. The Ad Hoc Committee language does not subject women to prosecution, he said; the language “seeks to err on the side of mercy and understanding.” ‘ ****
**** Yet more unbiblical, pious-sounding, error. Without justice, there can be no mercy. Under God, and according to Scripture, the purpose and duty of the civil minister is to establish justice ( Romans 13:1-4; 1 Peter 2:14; Amos 5:15; Proverbs 21:3, KJV ). As explained above, this is consistent with the Oath of Office taken by SC Legislators. Yes, “mercy rejoiceth against judgment” (James 2:13, KJV), but without justice and judgment first, there can be no mercy. There must be justice FIRST before mercy can be given. This is properly left to the courts and juries, not legislators. What about mercy upon the unborn children murdered because a woman knows she will not be punished ?
The State [ Columbia, SC ]
‘Rape, incest exceptions should not be included in abortion bill, SC House panel suggests’
UPDATED JULY 21, 2022
WISTV10 [ Columbia, SC ]
‘SC House Ad Hoc Committee on Abortion meets, teases draft of legislation’
Jul. 19, 2022
Greenville News [ Greenville, SC ]
‘Proposed SC abortion ban does not include exceptions for survivors of sexual assault’
July 19, 2022
ARE THE UNBORN PEOPLE ?
ARE THE UNBORN PERSONS ?
ESTABLISH JUSTICE !
PASS PERSONHOOD NOW; WITH NO EXCEPTIONS !
Personhood Act of SC
“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV
Columbia, South Carolina