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SC Personhood Amendment – For 2nd Time Senate Judiciary Committee Fails to Reach S.719 on Meeting Agenda – April 5, 2016

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
April 6, 2016

SC Personhood Amendment – For 2nd Time Senate Judiciary Committee Fails to Reach S.719 on Meeting Agenda – April 5, 2016

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1) S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment was #13 ( item “M.” ) on  the Agenda for the Tuesday, April 5th, 3PM  meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee ( 13 R, 9 D ).

2) However, there were also two Statewide Appointment  nominations for appointed positions which were scheduled for consideration by the Judiciary Committee and which were placed at the beginning of the meeting.

3) The meeting lasted just over two hours, however nearly all the time was taken up with the second of the two appointments, which was contested and took over 1 hour and 50 minutes.
[ For the record, there were eight abstentions by Senators on the final vote for the second appointee. ]
Then, in the last three minutes of the meeting, only the first item on the Agenda ( item “A.” ), was explained and voted upon before the Judiciary Committee meeting was ended by the Chairman, Senator Larry A. Martin ( R-Pickens ).

Note: Video of the entire April 5 meeting is posted here: http://scstatehouse.gov/video/videofeed.php

Video Archives by meeting time
Video – 2:04:47
Tuesday, April 5, 2016  3:00 pm
Senate Judiciary Committee — Judiciary Committee

4) The next regular Tuesday meeting of the full Senate Judiciary Committee will likely be Tuesday, April 12  at 3pm.  Once  again,  it  is  expected  that  S.719 will be taken up at that meeting.  S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment should be #12 ( item “L.” ) on the agenda for that April 12th, 3PM  meeting, unless the Chairman, Senator Larry A. Martin either: a) places something else at the beginning of the meeting, or b) places something at
the top of the agenda, both of which circumstances occurred on April 5th.

5) The meeting will likely be in Room 105 in the Senate Gressette Office Bldg., State House grounds, Columbia, South Carolina, however it is advised to check the meeting details as posted here.

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Considerations moving forward to likely April 12th Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting:

Contact made directly with Senator Greg Hembree ( R – Dillon, Horry ), and with Sean Bennett ( R – Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester ) prior to the April 5th Judiciary Committee meeting indicated each is generally favorable to S.719, however neither would commit to vote for S.719, apparently positing themselves as wishing to see what is said in the Senate Judiciary Committee when the bill is finally taken up.  It should be noted that while
both Senator Greg Hembree and Senator Sean Bennett were co-sponsors of a Personhood statutory bill ( S.457) in the 2013-2014 Session of the SC Legislature, that neither Greg Hembree nor Sean Bennett are co-sponsors of S.719 Personhood Constitutional Amendment now.  In the opinion of this writer neither Greg Hembree nor Sean Bennett can be confidently counted upon to cast their vote for S.719 Personhood Constitutional Amendment,
at this time.

The filing period for candidates for election in South Carolina ended March 30, 2016.  Several Senators who are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who have not co-sponsored and/or pledged to support S.719 Personhood Constitutional Amendment have Primary and/or General Election opposition, according to information and candidate filings posted here on the SC Election Commission website ( www.scvotes.org ), including:

1.  Rex Rice, Don Joslyn, and Allan Quinn have all filed to run as Republicans for SC Senate District #2, the seat currently occupied by 23-year incumbent Senator Larry A. Martin ( R – Pickens ).  [ June 14 Primary opponents (3) ]

Notes:  a) Rex Rice is reported to have pledged his support and vote for S.719 Personhood Constitutional Amendment. b) Don Joslyn is reported to be a Personhood legislation supporter also.

2.  Scott Pyle has filed to run as a Republican for SC Senate District #33, the seat currently occupied by 23-year incumbent Senator Rankin ( R – Horry ).  [ June 14 Primary opponent ]

3.  Evan Guthrie has filed to run as a Republican for SC Senate District #38, the seat currently occupied by freshman incumbent Senator Sean Bennett ( R – Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester ).  [ June 14 Primary opponent ]

Note:  Evan Guthrie has said he would support and vote for S.719 Personhood Constitutional Amendment.

4.  Glen Robinson has filed to run as a Republican for SC Senate District #7, the seat currently occupied by freshman incumbent Senator Karl Allen ( D – Greenville ).  [ November 8 General Election opponent ]

5.  Mark Palmer has filed to run as a Republican for SC Senate District #17, the seat currently occupied by two-term incumbent Senator Creighton Coleman ( D – Chester, Fairfield, York ).  [ November 8 General Election opponent ]

Note:  Mark Palmer has said he would supports S.719 Personhood Constitutional Amendment.

6.  Leon Winn has filed to run as a Republican for SC Senate District #36, the seat currently occupied by freshman incumbent Senator Kevin L. Johnson ( D – Chester, Fairfield, York ).  [ November 8 General Election opponent ]

One last point, under normal procedures, legislation from one chamber must be passed and sent to the other chamber by May 1 in any particular year for the legislation to be taken up on the floor of the receiving body.

For example, S.719 Personhood Constitutional Amendment needs to be passed by the SC Senate and sent to the SC House by May 1, 2016 to be considered on the floor of the SC House in the 2016 Session.  We are in the second year of the 2015-2016 Session.  Any legislation that is not passed in 2016 is dead, and would need to be re-filed for the 2017-2018 Session.

NOTE:  This May 1st rule could be waived by a 2/3 vote of those present and voting in the House ( or vice versa if a bill ( e.g., H.4093 ) was being sent from the House to the Senate.

Senate Rule 47 ( 2015 SC Legislative Manual, p. 251 ), House Rule 5.12 ( 2015 SC Legislative Manual, p. 299)

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As explained in the previous April 3 e-mail below:

Please continue to contact or re-contact one or all of these seven ( 7 ) Senators, asking them:

Sean Bennett ( R – Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester )  [ freshman Senator 2013 – 2016 ]

Greg Hembree ( R – Dillon, Horry ) [ freshman Senator 2013 – 2016 ]

Paul Thurmond ( R – Charleston, Dorchester ) [ freshman Senator 2013 – 2016, not running for re-election ]

Luke A. Rankin ( R – Horry ) [ 23-year incumbent Senator 1993 – 2016 ]

George E. “Chip” Campsen, III ( R – Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton ) [ 11-year incumbent Senator 2005 – 2016 ]

J. Thomas McElveen, III ( D – Kershaw, Lee, Richland, Sumter )  [ freshman Senator 2013 – 2016 ]

Ronnie A. Sabb ( D – Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg )  [ freshman Senator 2013 – 2016 ]

 

1) To please vote to pass S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment next Tuesday, April 12th in the Senate Judiciary Committee, to move forward the effort to put S.719 on the ballot in the November 8, 2016 General Election and let the people of South Carolina have the opportunity to vote on what is in our own State Constitution!

2) And if they cannot vote ‘Yes’ to pass S.719, then ask them to at least not vote against S.719, and to please abstain.

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If you are a Bible-believing, born again Christian, please pray for the Lord to turn the hearts of these seven ( 7 ) SC State Senators above, as well as each of the other eight ( 8 ) Senate members of the 22-man Senate Judiciary Committee ( 13 R, 9 D ) who are not signed on as  co-sponsors, or who have not pledged to support S.719 [ SC Senators Larry A. Martin, Chairman, Brad Hutto, Gerald Malloy, Creighton B. ColemanKarl B. Allen, Kevin L. Johnson, Marlon E. Kimpson, and Margie Bright Matthews ].

“The king’s heart is in the Hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water:
He turneth it whithersoever He will.”
Proverb 21:1, KJV ( with deity capitalized )

“… with God all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26, KJV

In Christ,

Steve Lefemine
Christians for Personhood

PO Box 12222
Columbia, SC 29211

(Video) Even Hillary Clinton knows Unborn Child is a Person – Meet the Press, April 3, 2016

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
April 4, 2016

(Video) Even Hillary Clinton knows Unborn Child is a Person

Meet the Press, April 3, 2016

Hillary Clinton: “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”

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Meet the Press – April 3, 2016
http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-april-3-2016-n549916

Transcript excerpt ( emphasis added ):

CHUCK TODD:

When, or if, does an unborn child have constitutional rights?

HILLARY CLINTON:

Well, under our laws currently, that is not something that exists. The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.

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Video
Clinton: Unborn Children Have No Constitutional Rights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_keodvXFNUI

Video – 1:03
Views – 21,467

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Re: SC Personhood Amendment ( S.719 ) on Senate Judiciary Committee April 5 Agenda:

What about all 22 SC Senators ( 13 R, 9 D ) on the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled to take up S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment in April 5 Meeting ?  Will they all acknowledge the unborn child is a ‘Person’ as even pro-‘abortion’ extremist Hillary Clinton did April 3 ?  So far only seven out of 22 SC Judiciary Committee Senators have done so !

Of these 22 SC Senators, only seven are co-sponsors and/or have signed pledges to support S.719.  See the list* posted here of the 22 SC Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and these Members’ Positions on the S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment.

[ *Update to List: Judicial supremacist, SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment opponent, selectively pro-‘abortion’ for certain ‘exceptions’, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Larry Martin ( R – Pickens ) has three opponents in the June 14, 2016 Republican Primary for SC Senate District #2. ]

Of the 22 Judiciary Committee Senators, 14 ( 6 R, 8 D ) are lawyers, yet only two ( 2 R ) of these 14 are S.719 co-sponsors.  And yet,  Black’s Law Dictionary (2009), used by attorneys, defines “Person” as “A Human Being”.  So, Person = Human Being.  Why is not every attorney in the SC Senate a co-sponsor of S.719 ?

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Hillary Clinton: ‘The Unborn Person Doesn’t Have Constitutional Rights’
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/hillary-clinton-unborn-person-doesnt-have-constitutional-rights
April 3, 2016

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(CNSNews.com) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press today that “the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”

Clinton made the statement in response to a question from “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd. Clinton also said that an unborn child’s constitutional rights are “not something that exists.”

Todd asked: “When, or if, does an unborn child have constitutional rights?”

“Well, under our laws, currently, that is not something that exists,” said Clinton. “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights. Now that doesn`t mean that we don’t do everything we possibly can in the vast majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support.

“It doesn’t mean that you don’t do everything possible to try to fulfill your obligations, but it does not include sacrificing the woman’s right to make decisions,” Clinton continued. “And I think that’s an important distinction that under Roe v. Wade we’ve had enshrined under our Constitution.”

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Selected Legal Experts Supporting Constitutionality of State-Level Personhood Legislation:

LEGAL EXPERTS SUPPORTING THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF STATE-LEVEL PERSONHOOD LEGISLATION IN SC (2001), MISS (2009), ALA (2011), and OK (2012):
Herb Titus is an attorney, constitutional scholar, author, the founding Dean of College of Law/Gov’t at Regent University
Mathew Staver is present Dean of the School of Law at Liberty University; and Liberty Counsel founder and chair
– Judge Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is President Emeritus of Foundation for Moral Law
  May 26, 2015

Excerpts:

“PERSONHOOD” is the key to ENDING child-murder-by-‘abortion’.  A plain reading of the 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, and analogous due process and equal protection language in the State Constitutions [ for example, Article I., Section 3. of the South Carolina Constitution ], indicates that legal status and therefore protection of constitutional rights, is granted to ’PERSONS’ in these provisions. The issue of personhood for the ‘fetus’ as being the preeminently critical issue was specifically addressed by a US Supreme Court Justice during the October 11, 1972 Roe v. Wade Oral Reargument.
[ Go to these internet links to both a transcript and the actual audio of the October 11, 1972 Roe v. Wade Oral Reargument. ]


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THE KEY, CRITICAL, FIRST, CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE IN ROE V. WADE (1973) WAS WHETHER OR NOT THE ‘FETUS’ ( PRE-BIRTH HUMAN BEING ), WOULD BE RECOGNIZED IN LAW AS A LEGAL ‘PERSON’:
[ Note:  American Constitutional Law even recognizes Corporations as legal ‘Persons’, but not preborn Human Beings !!! ]

Excerpt from transcript (edited) of Reargument ( October 11, 1972 ) of Roe v. Wade before the US Supreme Court:

US Supreme Court Justice:
“And the basic constitutional question, initially, is whether or not an unborn fetus is a person, isn’t it ?” 
[ p. 827 ]

Mr. Robert Flowers (Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas):
“Yes, sir, and entitled to the constitutional protection.” 
[ p. 827 ]

US Supreme Court Justice:  “And that’s critical to this case, is it not?”  [ p. 828 ]

Mr. Robert Flowers (Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas):  “Yes, sir, it is. … (continued).”  [ p. 828 ]

SC Personhood Amendment on Senate Judiciary Committee April 5 Agenda

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
April 3, 2016

SC Personhood Amendment on Senate Judiciary Committee April 5 Agenda    

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S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment is #13 ( item “M.” ) on  the Senate Judiciary Committee (13 R, 9 D) Agenda for the April 5th, 3PM meeting in Room 308 in the Senate Gressette Office Bldg., State House grounds, Columbia, South Carolina, as posted here.

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Senate Meeting Schedule
Week of April 4, 2016

As posted here:
http://scstatehouse.gov/meetings.php?chamber=S

Tuesday, April 5

3:00 pm — Gressette Room 308 — Judiciary Committee
Agenda Available
Live Broadcast
Live Broadcast – Audio Only
REVISIONS:
Meeting added on 04/01/2016 at 10:04 am
Scheduled for Live Broadcast on 04/01/2016 at 10:33 am

NOTE: The meeting is in Room 308 with only a +/- 90 audience seating capacity, instead of the usual Room 105 Senate Judiciary Committee meeting room with a +/- 100 audience seating capacity ]

( A Finance Subcommittee will be meeting in Room 105 )

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The April 5th agenda is available here:  http://scstatehouse.gov/agendas/121s1689.htm

S.719 is item #13 on the agenda.

This is because in the last ( March 22 ) meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee, S719 was item #24 out of 24 items on the Agenda, and the meeting stopped after finishing with item #19.  So that left five items ( items #19 thru #24 ) which had not been taken up at all in the March 22 meeting.

Then there were also seven bills in the March 22 Senate Judiciary Committee meeting which were taken up, but then were at some point “carried over”.

In addition, there is one new bill ( S.1191 only introduced into the SC Senate on March 24th ) that is very short, that has been placed at the very top of the list ( Agenda item #1 ) dealing with South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure
[It appears this is an example of how the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman is able to give special priority to a bill on the agenda if he chooses to.]

So S.719 is 13th on the list for April 5th.

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For those who decide to come to the Judiciary Committee meeting on April 5th (public interest and accountability are important), it is recommended you arrive in the committee meeting room at 2:00 pm (especially with the slightly smaller audience seating size of Room 308 as compared to the usual Room 105).

Pink lapel tags have been prepared that can be pinned on to identify S719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment supporters, and it is requested that S719 supporters please sit as close to the front rows as possible.

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As explained in the previous March 30 e-mail below:

Please contact one or all of these seven ( 7 ) Senators, asking them:

Sean Bennett ( R – Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester )

Greg Hembree ( R – Dillon, Horry )

Paul Thurmond ( R – Charleston, Dorchester )

Luke A. Rankin ( R – Horry ) [ incumbent Senator 1993 – 2016 ]

George E. “Chip” Campsen, III ( R – Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton ) [ incumbent Senator 2005 – 2016 ]

J. Thomas McElveen, III ( D – Kershaw, Lee, Richland, Sumter )

Ronnie A. Sabb ( D – Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg )

 

1) To please vote to pass S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment next Tuesday, April 5th in the Senate Judiciary Committee, to move forward the effort to put S.719 on the ballot in the November 8, 2016 General Election and let the people of South Carolina have the opportunity to vote on what is in our own State Constitution !

2) And if they cannot vote ‘Yes’ to pass S.719, then ask them to at least not vote against S.719, and to please abstain.

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If you are a Bible-believing, born again Christian, please pray for the Lord to turn the hearts of these seven ( 7 ) SC State Senators above, as well as each of the other eight ( 8 ) Senate members of the 22-man Senate Judiciary Committee ( 13 R, 9 D ) who are not yet signed on as  co-sponsors, or who have not yet pledged to support S.719
[SC Senators Larry A. Martin, Chairman, Brad Hutto, Gerald Malloy, Creighton B. Coleman, Karl B. Allen, Kevin L. Johnson, Marlon E. Kimpson, and Margie Bright Matthews].

“The king’s heart is in the Hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water:
He turneth it whithersoever He will.”
Proverb 21:1, KJV ( with deity capitalized )

“… with God all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26, KJV

In Christ,

Steve Lefemine
Christians for Personhood

PO Box 12222
Columbia, SC 29211

SC Personhood Amendment – Focus on Seven Senators ( 5R, 2D ) on Senate Judiciary Committee

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Focus on Seven Senators ( 5R, 2D ) for Tuesday, April 5 meeting of Senate Judiciary Committee:

Please continue to contact / lobby these seven non-supporting SC Senators.

Contact information on the SC Legislature website for all SC Senators is posted here.

Freshman Republican Senators:

Sean Bennett ( R – Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester )

Greg Hembree ( R – Dillon, Horry )

Paul Thurmond ( R – Charleston, Dorchester )

Multi-term Incumbent Republican Senators:

Luke A. Rankin ( R – Horry ) [ incumbent Senator 1993 – 2016 ]

George E. “Chip” Campsen, III ( R – Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton ) [ incumbent Senator 2005 – 2016 ]

Freshman Democrat Senators

J. Thomas McElveen, III ( D – Kershaw, Lee, Richland, Sumter )

Ronnie A. Sabb ( D – Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg )

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1) See the list posted here of the 22 SC Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee ( 13 R, 9 D ), and these Members’ Positions on the S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment.

2) As described on this list of these 22 SC Senators, seven ( 7 ) are co-sponsors and/or have signed the pledge to vote for the S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment.

3) In addition, Senator Larry Martin ( R-Pickens ), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has agreed to vote for S.719 in the Judiciary Committee; however, as a judicial supremacist, he reportedly remains opposed to S.719 and plans to vote against S.719 if/when S.719 makes it out of Judiciary Committee onto the Senate calendar, and if/when S.719 comes up for debate on the floor of the SC Senate.  Also, Senator Larry Martin has in the past voted for “exceptions” to a ban on child-murder-by-“abortion”, and for the SC taxpayer funding of those “exceptions” ( i.e., he has voted in support of the use of SC taxpayer funds to murder certain children in the womb based upon the circumstances of the their conceptions.  This is murder, because God says, “Thou shalt not kill ( murder ).”  Exodus 20:13, KJV.

4) In addition, one other non-supporting Senator has agreed to abstain from voting, and to at least not vote against S.719.

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Therefore, with a maximum of 21 Senators voting, eleven  ( 11 ) would be needed for a majority, and yet only eight ( 8 ) ‘Yes’ votes in favor of passing S.719 out of the Senate Judiciary Committee have been identified at the present time.

Please contact one or all of these seven ( 7 ) Senators, asking them:

Sean Bennett ( R – Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester )

Greg Hembree ( R – Dillon, Horry )

Paul Thurmond ( R – Charleston, Dorchester )

Luke A. Rankin ( R – Horry ) [ incumbent Senator 1993 – 2016 ]

George E. “Chip” Campsen, III ( R – Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton ) [ incumbent Senator 2005 – 2016 ]

J. Thomas McElveen, III ( D – Kershaw, Lee, Richland, Sumter )

Ronnie A. Sabb ( D – Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg )

1) To please vote to pass S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment next Tuesday, April 5th in the Senate Judiciary Committee, to move forward the effort to put S.719 on the ballot in the November 8, 2016 General Election and let the people of South Carolina have the opportunity to vote on what is in our own State Constitution !

2) And if they cannot vote ‘Yes’ to pass S.719, then ask them to at least not vote against S.719, and to please abstain.

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If you are a Bible-believing, born again Christian, please pray for the Lord to turn the hearts of these seven ( 7 ) SC State Senators.

“The king’s heart is in the Hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water:
He turneth it whithersoever He will.”

Proverb 21:1, KJV ( with deity capitalized )

SC Personhood Amendment – Senate Judiciary Committee ends March 22 meeting before taking up S.719

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
March 24, 2016

SC Personhood Amendment

– Senate Judiciary Committee ends March 22 meeting before taking up S.719 

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The SC Senate Judiciary Committee met for nearly three hours on Tuesday, March 22, however the meeting ended five items short ( after finishing item #19 ) before reaching the last item ( #24 out of 24 Agenda items ), S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment.

With the SC Senate in Recess all of next week ( March 27 – April 2 ), the next regular Tuesday meeting of the full Senate Judiciary Committee will likely be Tuesday, April 5 at 3pm.  It is expected that S.719  will be taken up at that meeting.

At present, there are eight known votes in support of S.719 on the 22-man Senate Judiciary Committee. One of the non-supporting Senators has agreed to abstain, meaning we may need up to 11 votes for S.719 to pass on April 5.

See the list posted here of the 22 Senators who are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee ( 13 R, 9 D ), and these Members’ Positions on the S.719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment.

Please continue to contact / lobby non-supporting Senators.  Contact information on the South Carolina Legislature website for all SC Senators is posted here.

Please see the letter below regarding contacting / lobbying seven specific non-supporting Senators  who are members of the Senate Judiciary Committee:  Senators Campsen, Bennett, Hembree, Rankin, Thurmond, McElveen, and Saab.

You may complete Senate Lobbying Memos and send them to Christians for Personhood, PO Box 12222, Columbia, SC 29211 by Monday April 4 ( NLT April 5 ), to be turned in at the State House for hand-delivery to each Senator personally in the Senate chamber.

Two example Senate Lobbying Memos posted here.

Two blank Senate Lobbying Memos posted here.

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    Upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on S.719

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

 *** Your Immediate Help and Action is Needed ! ***

Dear Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood Christians,

The SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment S.719 passed out of a three-man Judiciary Subcommittee on Thursday, March 17 by a vote of 2 Yeas ( Bright, Corbin ) to 1 Nay ( Bright Matthews ); but was then placed last on the Agenda for the regular Tuesday March 22 meeting of the full Senate
Judiciary Committee
, chaired by judicial supremacist Senator Larry Martin ( R-Pickens ), who opposes SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment S.719S.719 appeared on the Agenda as #24 of 24 items.

On Tuesday, March 22, the full Senate Judiciary Committee meeting started early, and met for nearly three hours, however the meeting ended five items short ( after finishing item #19 ) before reaching the last item, SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment S.719.

With the SC Senate in Recess all of next week ( March 27- April 2 ), that means the next regular  Tuesday meeting of the full Senate Judiciary Committee will likely be Tuesday, April 5 at 3pm.  It is very likely S.719 will be taken up for consideration at that meeting.  Please consider attending, arriving at 2pm if possible, sitting near the front, and obtaining a pink lapel tag to wear showing your support of S.719.  The meeting will likely be in Room 105, Gressette Senate Office Bldg, immediately behind the SC State House.

Whether or not you are able to physically come on April 5, please contact Judiciary Comm. Senators between now and then by any and/or all of the contact means posted on each individual Senator’s webpage at the www.scstatehouse.gov website ( first click on “Senators”, then click on the individual Senator’s name ), and convey this simple message to them: “Please vote to pass S719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment.  If you cannot vote ‘Yes’ to S719, please do not vote against S719, please abstain.”

Please look at the two example lobbying memos which are posted here to Senator Campsen and to Senator Hembree.  Using the four blank lobbying memos enclosed, please write up memos like these in your own handwriting, using your name, to at least four of these seven Senators:  Campsen, Bennett, Hembree, Rankin, Thurmond, McElveen, and Saab.  [ You may also print out more blank lobbying memos posted here [ two blank Senate Lobbying Memos ], or you can go to the “Personhood Act” page of the ChristianLifeandLiberty.net website.  Go to the “Personhood Act” page, item # 102., which is entitled:“Blank Form – Memo Form for Lobbying SC Senate Members”. ]  Write-up memos to all seven if you wish.

IMPORTANTThe Judiciary Committee meeting is likely at 3pm, however the entire Senate goes into Session inside the SC State House Tuesday, April 5 at 12 noon.  Please mail your completed lobbying memos back to Christians for Personhood, PO Box 12222, Columbia, SC 29211, such that they arrive, preferably, on or before Monday, April 4, but absolutely NLT Tuesday, April 5 in the morning mail, so that they can be picked up, taken to the SC State House, and turned in to the courtesy desk located just outside the Senate chamber, for hand-delivery by Senate pages to each Senator personally inside the chamber during Session.

If SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment S.719 is to pass the SC Senate, and if S.719 is to be placed on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot for the people of South Carolina to vote on whether our State Constitution will explicitly protect the lives of pre-birth human beings from the moment of conception ( fertilization ), then S.719 must come out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Please do what you can to help stop the shedding of innocent blood in South Carolina.  Thank you.

In Christ,
Steve Lefemine

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    ‘Abortions’ Committed at Major Child-Murder Mills
in South Carolina, 1988 to 2014
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2016-03-08-SC-Abortion-Statistics-1988-2014.xls

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Archived video of the March 17 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee public hearing on S. 719 SC Personhood Constitutional Amendment ( S.719 passed favorably by 2Y-1N vote ):

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Thursday, March 17, 2016  1 hour after the Senate adjourns
Senate Judiciary Committee — Judiciary Subcommittee on S.719

Totals of 14 speakers ( six Anti-Personhood; eight Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood ):

Speaker 1) Anti-Personhood – assoc. dir., SC Coalition for Healthy Families [ sic ]

Speaker 2) Anti-Personhood – The League of Women Voters representative

Speaker 3) Anti-Personhood – Planned Parenthood [ sic ] representative

Speaker 4) Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood – Mr. Gordon Cashwell, pastor, Charleston

Speaker 5) Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood – Steve Lefemine, exec. dir., Christians for Personhood

Speaker 6) Anti-Personhood – Family Law attorney

Speaker 7) Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood – Johnny Gardner, dir., Voice of the Unborn

Speaker 8) Anti-Personhood speaker

Speaker 9) Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood – Laura Cash Fultz, nursing graduate

Speaker 10) Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood – Richard Cash, exec. dir., Personhood South Carolina

Speaker 11) Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood – Mr. Andrew Dionne, pastor, Spartanburg

Speaker 12) Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood – Travis Childers

Speaker 13) Pro-Life, Pro-Personhood – William Fultz

Speaker 14) Anti-Personhood – ACLU legal director, lawyer