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Seven Pro-“Abortion” “Republican” Senators Voted with 16 Democrats, 23 Y – 21 N to Table (Kill) Conference Committee H5399 Report Which Would Have Banned 98% of Surgical/RU486 “Abortions” in SC; These Seven Effectively Voted to Perpetuate Mass Genocide by “Abortion” at South Carolina’s Three Child-Murder Centers***

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SC Senate
Columbia, SC
November 9, 2022

Seven Pro-“Abortion” “Republican” Senators Voted with 16 Democrats,
23 Y – 21 N to Table (Kill) Conference Committee H5399 Report Which
Would Have Banned 98% of Surgical/RU486 “Abortions” in SC;
These Seven Effectively Voted to Perpetuate Mass Genocide by “Abortion”
at South Carolina’s Three Child-Murder Centers***
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Seven Pro-“Abortion” “Republican” South Carolina State Senators:

Tom Davis (BEAUFORT)

Penry Gustafson (KERSHAW)

Greg Hembree (HORRY)

Shane Massey (EDGEFIELD)

Sandy Senn (CHARLESTON)

Katrina Shealy (LEXINGTON)

Tom Young (AIKEN)

Notes:
1) Chip Campsen (R-CHARLESTON) was on Leave and so did not cast a vote.

2) Leave for Luke Rankin (R-HORRY) was granted about 2 1/2 hours after the beginning of the Senate Session; it is presently undetermined whether he was physically present or not for the 23 Y – 21 N vote to Table H5399.

3) If just one Senator of the 23 who voted Yes to Table (kill) the H5399 Conference Report had instead voted No, the vote would have been a 22 Y – 22 N tie, and the Tabling motion would have failed.
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SC Senate Journal
November 9, 2022
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20221109.htm

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Video
H5399 Conference Committee Meeting
10 am, November 9, 2022
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php?key=12558&part=1
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Video
SC Senate Chamber
11am, November 9, 2022
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php?key=12557&part=1
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God says,
“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV
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*** 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 has been to pass the Personhood Act of SC (H5401 / S1335), not H5399. With only now three plus days left in the 2022 SC Legislative Session (until November 13) as of today, November 10 [ 139 Days after the overturn of Roe v Wade on June 24, 2022 ], 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. In lieu of further action upon H5399 by the Conference Committee, or by the SC Senate, H5399 is dead for the 2022 SC Legislative Session, with no further likely legislative action to ban child-murder/sacrifice by “abortion” in South Carolina until January 2023 at the earliest. 
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The SC GOP Platform is a PERSONHOOD Platform:

“The South Carolina Republican Party Platform”
https://sc.gop/assets/uploads/2021/12/SCGOP-Platform.pdf
Excerpt:

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 ]
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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.

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ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !

PASS PERSONHOOD

H5401, S1335
(scstatehouse.gov)

 

God says,

“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

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

 

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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

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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.


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Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1962
Pre-1970 “Abortion” Law in South Carolina
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/Code-Of-Laws-Of-South-Carolina-1962-Volume-4-Title-16-Abortion.pdf
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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.
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The SC GOP Platform is a PERSONHOOD Platform:

“The South Carolina Republican Party Platform”
https://sc.gop/assets/uploads/2021/12/SCGOP-Platform.pdf
Excerpt:

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 ]
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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.

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ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !

PASS PERSONHOOD

H5401, S1335
(scstatehouse.gov)

 

God says,

“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

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

 

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Will “Republican” Senator Massey vote for Senator Cash’s H5399 Conference Committee proposal ? If so, will the SC Senate have just the 24 cloture votes [ i.e., now not 26 ] needed to stop a filibuster on a Conference Report ?

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Will “Republican” Senator Shane Massey vote for Senator Richard Cash‘s H5399 Conference Committee proposal ?
If so, will the SC Senate have just the 24 cloture votes [ i.e., now not 26 ] needed to stop a filibuster on a Conference Report ?

H5399 House-Senate Conference Committee meets again November 9; the 2022 Legislative Session ends November 13

Senator Massey almost immediately after being elected chairman of the Conference Committee (11/1/22) stated:

“It is clear to me that the Senate does not have the votes for a ban earlier than six weeks.”
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SIX (6) “REPUBLICAN” SENATORS DID NOT VOTE FOR CLOTURE ON SEPTEMBER 8: Davis (BEAUFORT), Gustafson (KERSHAW), Hembree (HORRY), Rankin (HORRY), Senn (Charleston), Shealy (LEXINGTON)

These are the FACES of the Five (5) “Republican” Senators whose votes September 8 PERPETUATED Mass Genocide by “Abortion” in South Carolina’s Death Camps; and of Senator Luke Rankin who suddenly departed (fled?) the Senate Chamber on “Leave” before the critical vote that day

SC Senate Journal September 8, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20220908.htm

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*** THESE TWELVE (12) “REPUBLICAN” SENATORS PRESENT DID NOT VOTE TO RECEDE FROM SENATE VERSION ON OCTOBER 18:
Bennett (DORCHESTER), Campsen (CHARLESTON), Cromer (NEWBERRY), Davis (BEAUFORT), Gustafson (KERSHAW), Hembree (HORRY), M. Johnson (YORK), Massey (EDGEFIELD), Rankin (HORRY), Senn (Charleston), Shealy (LEXINGTON), Young (AIKEN)

SC Senate in Effect Refuses to Even Shut Down Any “Abortion” Centers in South Carolina, by a vote of 17 Y to 26 N (3 Not Voting)

SC Senate Journal October 18, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20221018.htm

*** THESE 12 “REPUBLICAN” SENATORS ARE ALREADY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERPETUATION OF MASS GENOCIDE BY “ABORTION” IN SOUTH CAROLINA’S CHILD-EXTERMINATION CENTERS.
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Note: 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.
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WLTX – News19
South Carolina abortion committee presents two compromise proposals
Nov 1, 2022
“It’s clear to me the Senate doesn’t have the votes to pass a ban earlier than six weeks,” [Senator] Massey said.
“The question is do we want to pass something. If we want to pass something it gonna have to be after six weeks.” [emphasis added]

Post and Courier
SC legislators remain at impasse over abortion ban days before proposal expires
Nov 1, 2022
‘Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, reiterated what he’s said since the Senate’s floor debate in September: There are not enough votes in his chamber to ban abortions earlier than six weeks.’  [emphasis added]

WIS – News10
SC GOP lawmakers remain locked in stalemate over tighter abortion restrictions
Nov 1, 2022
‘Two Republicans, Rep. John McCravy of Greenwood County and Sen. Richard Cash of Anderson County, proposed bills to ban abortion from conception, using the House version as their foundations but including exceptions and some elements from the less-restrictive Senate bill.’

‘But Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey reiterated several times during Tuesday’s meeting that not enough Republicans will vote for that more restrictive bill to pass it in the Senate.’  [emphasis added]

‘The committee plans to meet again on Nov. 9, the morning after Election Day, to give working out on a compromise another shot.’

‘But even if they do reach an agreement, that essentially leaves them with the rest of Wednesday and Thursday, before the Veterans Day holiday on Friday and the deadline of Sunday, to get it approved by majority votes in both chambers of the General Assembly.’

‘If they do not beat that deadline, lawmakers would have to wait until the new legislative session begins in January to reintroduce abortion legislation.’
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November 1, 2022 – Day 130 after Dobbs Decision:

Conference Committee for H5399
Gressette Building, State House Grounds
Columbia, SC

Archived Video
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php?key=12548&part=1
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Three take-aways from Conference Committee meeting Tuesday, November 1:

1) Senator Massey (“R” – Edgefield) repeatedly stated how certain he is the Senate does not have the votes to pass an “abortion” ban earlier than at six weeks (even though a simple majority of 24 Senators (out of 46) did vote for Massey’s cloture motion at 5:18pm on September 8 to stop a filibuster against a Senate version that did just that).

These are the FACES of the Five (5) “Republican” Senators whose votes September 8 PERPETUATED Mass Genocide by “Abortion” in South Carolina’s Death Camps; and of Senator Luke Rankin who suddenly departed (fled?) the Senate Chamber on “Leave” before the critical vote that day

(Massey claimed during this November 1 meeting there were 24 votes on September 8 only because some Senators knew there would not be the 26 votes needed for cloture to succeed !).

2) Representative McCravy (R – Greenwood) offered a proposal for the Conference Committee to consider that would ban “abortions” after a pregnancy is diagnosed (not at conception), and included all the exceptions, and repeals current SC Code Section 44-41-20, which the SC Supreme Court August 17, 2022 Order identified as the codification of Roe v Wade still present in SC Law.

3) Senator Cash (R – Anderson) offered a proposal for the Conference Committee to consider that would ban “abortions” after a pregnancy is diagnosed (not at conception), and included all exceptions EXCEPT for the so-called fatal fetal “anomaly” exception, and repeals current SC Code Section 44-41-20, which the SC Supreme Court August 17, 2022 Order identified as the codification of Roe v Wade still present in SC Law.
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There are also some other differences between the McCravy and Cash proposals; the McCravy proposal essentially including what is allowed under House Rules for a Conference Committee Report without Free Conference powers; and the Cash proposal
essentially including what is allowed under Senate Rules for a Conference Committee Report without Free Conference powers. However, there are differences between the House and Senate interpretations regarding what is allowed in a Conference Committee Report. (Free Conference powers, if granted by a super-majority of each chamber, allows the Conference Committee to have greater liberty in what they can propose as a compromise.)
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Neither the SC House nor the SC Senate versions of H5399 establish Justice. Without the legal recognition of Personhood for preborn children at fertilization, neither version provides for equal protection of the laws, and are therefore unjust pieces of legislation. 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.

 

“Without Virtue There Can Be No Liberty” – Founder* Benjamin Rush:
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/10/24/without-virtue-there-can-be-no-liberty-founder-benjamin-rush/

https://abortionno.org/abortion-photos/

 

God says,
“THOU SHALT NOT KILL (MURDER).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

“Republican” Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey reported as saying the House version of H5399 “likely endangers” the state’s current abortion restrictions and he therefore “cannot support that.” What did he mean ? (The State, October 16, 2022)

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“Republican” Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey reported as saying the House version of H5399 “likely endangers” the state’s current abortion restrictions and he therefore “cannot support that.” What did he mean ? (The State, October 16, 2022)

     
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Note: 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.
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Shane Massey (EDGEFIELD)

What is Senator Massey referring to that is either included in, or omitted from, the House version of H5399 that allegedly “likely endangers” the state’s current incremental “abortion” restrictions, causing him to be reported as saying he cannot support that aspect of the House version of H5399 ?

Is it the fact the House version of H5399 does not repeal Section 44-41-20 of the current SC Code of Laws, which the SC Supreme Court described in its August 17, 2022 Order enjoining the SC Heartbeat Law as, the “codification of Roe ?
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As for Senator Massey’s reported criticism that ‘the House version “likely endangers” the state’s current abortion restrictions’; that could be fixed during the deliberations of the current H5399 House-Senate Conference Committee, of which Senator Massey is chairman as the senior Senator, by repealing Section 44-41-20 of the 1976 Code and amending three other sections affected by that repeal (as is included in the version of H5399 passed by the Senate on September 8).

         

Was Senator Massey’s reason for not supporting the House version on October 18 a smokescreen ? The failure so far of the SC Legislature to fix what the SC State Supreme Court identified as a legitimate problem over two months ago (i.e., Section 44-41-20 still being in the SC Code of Laws) in the very first paragraph of its August 17, 2022 Order could have been promptly remedied by passing separate, stand-alone legislation with the cooperation of the SC House and SC Senate. Or does Senator Massey also have other additional reasons for not supporting the House version of H5399 ? Did Senator Massey express other objections to the media that were not reported in the article in The State, October 16, 2022 ?

On October 18, 2022, Senator Massey did in fact vote against the Motion to Recede from the Senate version of H5399 (which would have in effect passed the House version of H5399):

‘SC Senate in Effect Refuses to Even Shut Down Any “Abortion” Centers in South Carolina, by a vote of 17 Y to 26 N (3 Not Voting)
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/10/19/sc-senate-in-effect-refuses-to-shut-down-any-abortion-centers-in-south-carolina-by-a-vote-of-17-y-to-26-n-3-not-voting/

The failure so far of the SC Legislature to fix what the SC State Supreme Court identified as a problem over two months ago in the very first paragraph of its August 17, 2022 Order could be remedied when the H5399 House-Senate Conference Committee meets Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 2pm in Room 105 of the Gressette Building, if at least two Senators and at least two Representatives on the six-man* Conference Committee choose to do so. [ * Senators: Massey, Cash, Matthews; Representatives: Pope, McCravy, Wetmore ]

South Carolina Judicial Branch
The Supreme Court of South Carolina
Order 2022-08-17-01
https://www.sccourts.org/courtOrders/displayOrder.cfm?orderNo=2022-08-17-01

“In 1973, the United States Supreme Court recognized in the Constitution a woman’s right to an abortion as a matter of privacy. See Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 153-54 (1973), overruled by Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org., 142 S. Ct. 2228 (2022). The South Carolina legislature responded in 1974 by essentially codifying the Roe framework. See Act No. 1215, 1974 S.C. Acts 2837 (codified as amended in scattered sections of S.C Code Ann. §§ 44-41-10 to -80) (2018)).1  In 2021, the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act (the Act) was enacted.  See S.C. Code Ann. §§ 44-41-610 to -740 (Supp. 2021).  Section 44 41 710 of the Act provides that its enactment “must not be construed to repeal, by implication or otherwise, Section 44-41-20 [(the codification of Roe)] or any otherwise applicable provision of South Carolina law regulating or restricting abortion.” It necessarily follows that the codification of Roe in section 44-41-20 remains part of the public policy of this state, notwithstanding the recent Act.  This legislative history, combined with the result in Dobbs, brings us to the current dispute in the Court’s original jurisdiction.” [ Emphasis added ]
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Note: This problem highlights the continued inclusion of the Roe trimester framework in the SC Code of Laws [Section 44-41-20], and is yet another example of the bad fruit of incremental “abortion” regulation laws which have PERPETUATED “abortion” in South Carolina for over 25 years.
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For the record, why was this problem of the ongoing “codification of Roe” in the SC Code of Laws (Section 44-41-20. Legal Abortions.), as described in the August 17, 2022 Order of the SC State Supreme Court, not remedied earlier than only in the very last (Amendment 5399R038) watered-down, revised six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399 passed by the Senate on Third Reading on September 8, 2022 ?

Why was it not remedied in the previous version (Amendment 5399R030) offered by Senator Massey on September 8, which was filibustered by Senator Tom Davis (BEAUFORT) and which fell short by two votes of receiving sufficient votes for Senator Massey’s cloture motion to succeed to stop the filibuster ? (SC Senate Journal, September 8, 2022)

‘These are the FACES of the Five (5) “Republican” Senators whose votes September 8 PERPETUATED Mass Genocide by “Abortion” in South Carolina’s Death Camps; and of Senator Luke Rankin who suddenly departed (fled?) the Senate Chamber on “Leave” before the critical vote that day’ http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/10/27/these-are-the-faces-of-the-five-5-republican-senators-whose-votes-september-8-perpetuated-mass-genocide-by-abortion-in-south-carolinas-death-camps-and-of-senator-luke-rankin-who-suddenly/ 

Why was it not remedied previously in the SC Senate by Amendment on either September 7 or September 8 ? (SC Senate Journals; September 8, 2022 and September 8, 2022)

Why was it not remedied in the Senate Medical Affairs Committee on September 6 ?

Why did the SC House of Representatives not remedy this problem prior to either August 30 (Second Reading) or August 31 (Third Reading) ?

The SC State Supreme Court identified the problem in the very first paragraph of its August 17, 2022 Order.
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Neither the SC House nor the SC Senate versions of H5399 establish Justice. Without the legal recognition of Personhood for preborn children at fertilization, neither version provides for equal protection of the laws, and are therefore unjust pieces of legislation. 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.

 

God says,
“THOU SHALT NOT KILL (MURDER).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

These are the FACES of the Five (5) “Republican” Senators whose votes September 8 PERPETUATED Mass Genocide by “Abortion” in South Carolina’s Death Camps; and of Senator Luke Rankin who suddenly departed (fled?) the Senate Chamber on “Leave” before the critical vote that day

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Published October 26, 2022; Revised October 27, 2022

Ephesians 5:11-13, KJV
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

 

These are the FACES of the Five (5) “Republican” Senators whose votes September 8 PERPETUATED Mass Genocide by “Abortion” in South Carolina’s Death Camps; and of Senator Luke Rankin who suddenly departed (fled?) the Senate Chamber on “Leave” before the critical vote that day

 

Note: 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.

That said, on September 8, 2022, the SC Senate came within two (2) votes of passing a version, which while not establishing Justice, would have banned approx. 97% of surgical and RU486 “abortions” in SC, likely shutting down the Planned Parenthood “abortion” centers in Columbia and Charleston, and stopping most such elective “abortions”-on-demand at the Greenville “abortion” center. [ Note: The five (5) “Republicans” who voted against this version (see below) did not do so because the legislation was unjust and not “pro-life” enough for them, but because it was not pro-“abortion” enough for them. ] 

Being “Pro-Life” is agreeing with God regarding the Sanctity of the Human Life which HE has created.
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These are the FACES of the Five (5) “Republican” Senators whose votes September 8 PERPETUATED Mass Genocide by “Abortion” in South Carolina’s Death Camps:

 

Tom Davis (BEAUFORT)


Penry Gustafson (KERSHAW)


Greg Hembree (HORRY)


Sandy Senn (CHARLESTON)


Katrina Shealy
(LEXINGTON)

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On September 8, “Republican” Senate Majority Leader Senator Shane Massey (EDGEFIELD) proposed a version of H5399 which was substantively very similar to the SC House version, with the primary difference being an additional “exception” to banning the murder of children in the womb. This H5399 Senate version** would have banned approximately 97% (using State of Florida 2020 statistics) of the surgical and RU486 “abortions” in SC. An attempt to table this version failed on a 20 Y to 24 N vote***. Since the tabling motion failed, pro-“abortion” Senator Tom Davis (BEAUFORT) began to filibuster Senator Massey’s proposal.

** This filibuster initiated by pro-“abortion” Senator Tom Davis (BEAUFORT) was against a version of H5399 which would have banned committing an “abortion” on “a woman known to be pregnant”, but with all the exceptions of so-called life/serious health of the mother, rape/incest, and fatal fetal “anomaly” [sic]; it was similar to the SC House version, which did not have a fatal fetal “anomaly” [sic] exception, and which would ban approximately 98% (using State of Florida 2020 statistics) of surgical and RU486 “abortions” in SC.

[ Note: There are no “exceptions” to God’s Commandment to all men not to commit murder. Exodus 20:13, KJV ]

After only about 20 minutes of Senator Davis’ “filibuster”, Senator Massey made a motion at 5:18 pm calling for a cloture vote to stop the threatened filibuster. The SC Senate came within two votes of doing so. The cloture vote*** was 24 Y to 20 N to end the filibuster, but under Senate Rules, 26 votes were needed. There are 30 “Republicans” in the SC Senate. The five pro-“abortion” “Republicans” who voted against cloture on the H5399 Senate version which would have banned 97% of surgical and RU486 “abortions” in SC were: Senators Tom Davis (BEAUFORT), Penry Gustafson (KERSHAW), Greg Hembree (HORRY), Sandy Senn (CHARLESTON), and Katrina Shealy (LEXINGTON). [ Note: The five (5) “Republicans” who voted against this version (see below) did not do so because the legislation was unjust and not “pro-life” enough for them, but because it was not pro-“abortion” enough for them. ] The sixth “Republican” who failed to vote for cloture was Senator Luke Rankin (HORRY) who departed (fled?) the Senate chamber about 25 minutes before the cloture vote on “Leave” *** (!?). Fifteen (15) pro-“abortion” Democrats also voted against cloture in the 24 Y to 20 N vote.

So this Senate version which would have banned approximately 97% (using State of Florida 2020 statistics) of surgical and RU486 “abortions” in SC, was not adopted because of the threatened filibuster and failed cloture vote.

*** SC Senate Journal – September 8, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20220908.htm

 

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It was after the failure of this cloture vote that the Senate Bill was then amended, and the Senate then passed its final watered-down, revised six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399, which would ban approximately 52% (using 2021 SC DHEC statistics) of surgical and RU486 “abortions” in South Carolina, keeping open South Carolina’s Mass Genocide by “Abortion” Death Camps.

It should be noted that there were still two “Republican” Senators who did not even vote for the final watered-down, revised six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399 on September 8, which was Third Reading and passage of H5399 by the Senate on a 27 Y to 16 N vote. “Republican” Pro-“abortion” Senators Sandy Senn (CHARLESTON) and Katrina Shealy (LEXINGTON) each voted against even the watered-down, revised six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399 on Third Reading, which also includes all the “exceptions” of so-called life/serious health of the mother, rape/incest, and fatal fetal “anomaly” [sic][ Note: These two (2) “Republicans” who voted against even this version of H5399 on Third Reading did not do so because the legislation was unjust and not “pro-life” enough for them, but because it was not pro-“abortion” enough for them. ]

*** SC Senate Journal – September 8, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20220908.htm

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This is the FACE of the “Republican” Senator whose sudden departure (flight?) September 8 from the Senate Chamber on “Leave” before the critical vote that day helped PERPETUATE Mass Genocide by “Abortion” in South Carolina’s Death Camps:

Luke Rankin (HORRY)

As stated above, “Republican” Senator Luke Rankin (HORRY) literally departed (fled?) the Senate chamber September 8 on “Leave” *** (!?) less than 25 minutes before the cloture vote on H5399. He was absent and did not cast a vote.

*** SC Senate Journal – September 8, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20220908.htm

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So if any two of the six “Republicans” who either voted against cloture (Senators Tom Davis (BEAUFORT), Penry Gustafson (KERSHAW), Greg Hembree (HORRY), Sandy Senn (CHARLESTON), and Katrina Shealy (LEXINGTON), or in the case of Senator Luke Rankin (HORRY) who was absent from the Senate chamber entirely, had voted for cloture, a Senate version of H5399 would have passed, which, while not establishing Justice, would have banned approx. 97% of surgical and RU486 “abortions” in SC, likely shutting down the Planned Parenthood “abortion” centers in Columbia and Charleston, and stopping most such elective “abortions”-on-demand at the Greenville “abortion” center.

Instead, as of October 27, 2022, it is 125 Days after the Dobbs decision and overturn of Roe v. Wade, and South Carolina is STILL killing her children in this State’s Mass Genocide by “Abortion” Death Camps.

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Without Virtue There Can Be No Liberty” – Founder* Benjamin Rush:
https://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/10/24/without-virtue-there-can-be-no-liberty-founder-benjamin-rush/

 

Neither the SC House nor the SC Senate versions of H5399 establish Justice. Without the legal recognition of personhood for preborn children at fertilization, neither version provides for equal protection of the laws, and therefore both are unjust pieces of legislation. 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.

 

God says,

“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”

Exodus 20:13, KJV

 

“Abortion” is Murder.  [ https://abortionno.org/abortion-photos/ ]

 

Jesus Christ is Lord,

Steve Lefemine
Christians for Personhood