Pre-1970 “Abortion” Law in SC was Stronger Than Heartbeat Law,
Stronger Than Both SC House and SC Senate versions of H5399;
However Did Not Establish Personhood
Pre-1970 “Abortion” Law in SC
See below the pre-1970 South Carolina Law code sections criminalizing “abortion” with no exceptions in the case of pre “quickening” babies [SC Code Section 16-83]; and with one exception in the case of post “quickening” babies [SC Code Section 16-82]. There was also a separate, specific code section criminalizing the woman who solicits for an abortion, with one exception [SC Code Section 16-84].
Code of Laws Of South Carolina – 1962
Title 16. – CRIMES AND OFFENSES.
Chapter 3. – OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON.
Article 4. – Rape, Abortion, etc.
Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1962
Pre-1970 “Abortion” Law in South Carolina
The JUST action (Micah 6:8, Amos 5:15, Proverbs 21:3, KJV) for the SC Legislature to take has not been to pass the unjust SC Senate version of H5399, which would ban approximately 52% of the surgical and RU486 child-murders by “abortion” in South Carolina; nor to pass the unjust SC House version of H5399, which would ban approximately 98% of the surgical and RU486 child-murders by “abortion” in South Carolina; but to pass Personhood Bills H5401 / S1335 to ESTABLISH JUSTICE and ultimately END AND ABOLISH ALL CHILD-MURDER BY “ABORTION” IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Neither the SC House nor the SC Senate versions of H5399 establish legal recognition of Personhood for preborn children at fertilization, and therefore neither version provides for equal protection of the laws, and therefore neither version establishes Justice. The just course of action for the SC House and SC Senate to take is to pass the Personhood Act of SC (H5401 / S1335), not H5399. At this juncture in the legislative process, Free Conference powers would have to be granted to the Conference Committee by a super-majority of each chamber to authorize striking the current language and amending H5399 with the language of Personhood Bills H5401 / S1335.
The SC GOP Platform is a PERSONHOOD Platform:
“The South Carolina Republican Party Platform”
The Right to Life
“We believe the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection applies to unborn children.
Unborn children should be classified as legal persons not as legal property.”
[ Emphasis added ]
The Personhood Act of SC H5401/S1335 recognizes the Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable right to life of every human being as a natural person beginning at fertilization, in SC law, with no exceptions, because God says, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV.
Black’s Law Dictionary (2009): Person = “A Human Being”
person. A human being. – Also termed natural person.
ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !
“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV
This battle in the United States of America for the Sanctity of the Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable, right to life of ALL human beings as natural persons, beginning at fertilization, was not over on June 24, 2022 when the US Supreme Court issued the Dobbs ruling and Opinion; and it will not be over until Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable, natural PERSONHOOD, at fertilization, with no exceptions, is recognized and established in the State Constitutions of all 50 States, and in the Constitution of the United States, SO HELP US GOD; because God says, “Thou Shalt Not Kill (Murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV.
Christians for Personhood
Columbia, South Carolina