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FALSELY-NAMED “HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT” H3774 PASSES SC HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE – JAN 26, 2023

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Columbia, SC

FALSELY-NAMED “HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT” H3774 PASSES SC HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE – JAN 26, 2023
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ERRONEOUS REPORTING BY WIS-TV NEWS REPORTER:
H3774 ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT PROTECT HUMAN LIFE FROM CONCEPTION:


‘Abortion ban again advancing at SC State House’
WIS TV
Jan 27, 2023
https://www.wistv.com/2023/01/27/abortion-ban-again-advancing-sc-state-house/

“The bill bans abortion from conception [ sic – FALSE – from the point of “clinically diagnosable pregnancy”, i.e., a positive pregnancy test, AFTER IMPLANTATION ], with exceptions for the life and health of the mother, fatal fetal anomalies, and victims of rape and incest, who would then be required to report the assault to law enforcement.”
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2023-2024 Bill H3774:
“HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT” [SIC]
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess125_2023-2024/bills/3774.htm
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1) H3774 would ban approximately 97%* of surgical and RU486 “abortions” (H3774 [Section 44-41-830.] has multiple exceptions**); H3774 does not establish legal personhood***, and therefore does not provide full equal protection, and therefore does not establish justice.

* Using State of Florida 2020 statistics

** H3774 [Section 44-41-830.] has exceptions for so-called life/serious health of the mother [ despite the counter-indication of the www.DublinDeclaration.com ], rape/incest, and so-called fatal fetal “anomaly” [sic – euthanasia].

*** SC Supreme Court Opinion [ Filed January 5, 2023 ]
“Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. State of South Carolina, et al.”
Opinion No. 28127 / Pages 75, 76
https://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/28127.pdf


History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina (1998 – 2022)
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2022-12-05-History-of-Personhood-Legislation-in-South-Carolina-1998-2022.pdf


2) H3774 [ SECTION 3., Section 44-41-810.] does NOT protect ANY human life from conception / fertilization (H3774 only protects from the point of “clinically diagnosable pregnancy” due to the detectable presence of hCG – which comes AFTER IMPLANTATION).

3) H3774 [SECTION 4.] undermines YEARS** of Annual SC State Budget battles, and actually CODIFIES funding of selected* surgical/RU486 “abortions” in the SC State Health Insurance Plan !!!

* H3774 provides for FUNDING of “abortions” through the SC State Health Insurance Plan in the cases of so-called life/serious health of the mother [ despite the counter-indication of the www.DublinDeclaration.com ], rape/incest, and so-called fatal fetal “anomaly” [sic – euthanasia].

** This after repeated Annual SC State Budget battles over many years in both the SC House and the SC Senate over the funding of State Health Insurance Plan “abortions”,
going back well over a decade to at least 2010 in the SC House*** and SC Senate**** !!!  And more since then*****. [ Note: The so-called Hyde Amendment is NOT a Pro-Life Amendment – funding “abortion” in cases of so-called life of the mother, rape, and incest. ]

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March 17-18, 2010 – Persevering Republican Majority SC House votes to REMOVE Abortion Funding for rape, incest, and unrestricted life of the mother cases in South Carolina State “Health” Insurance Plan
– Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion-Funding Amendment to SC State Budget championed by Rep. Rex Rice (R-Easley) PASSES !!!
– Commendable, late-night, sustained effort by Republican Majority SC House against persistent pro-abortion efforts

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Republican-Majority South Carolina Senate votes to continue
Abortion-Funding in State Health Insurance Plan by 24 – 17 vote
OVER 40% (12 out of 27) OF SC SENATE REPUBLICANS VOTED AGAINST
ANTI-ABORTION-FUNDING BUDGET AMENDMENT INTRODUCED BY
CHRISTIAN PRO-LIFE SENATOR DAVID THOMAS
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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(SC) Wed., April 17, 2019
Re: SC Senate votes against stopping State-funding of certain “abortions”
through SC State Health Insurance Plan (PEBA)

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4) H3774 [SECTION 6., Section 38-71-146.] MANDATES the expansion of the availability of birth control, including birth control which can cause chemical “abortions”, by REQUIRING “All individual and group health insurance and health maintenance organization policies in this State shall include coverage for” contraceptives/abortifacients. This is more Big Government socialism; not to mention, promotion by the State Government of the shedding of innocent blood through birth control which can cause chemical “abortions”.

5) H3774 [SECTION 6., Section 38-71-146.] FALSIFIES BIOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL SCIENCE, FALSELY CLAIMING: A contraceptive may prevent ovulation, fertilization, or implantation in the uterus.” However, implantation in the uterus occurs 6 to 10 days AFTER fertilization. So preventing implantation in the uterus is NOT the work of birth control functioning as  a contraceptive, but of birth control that is functioning as an abortifacient, i.e., to cause an early chemical “abortion” at about one week of human life.

THIS FURTHER EXPOSES THE FALSE CLAIM THAT H3774 PROTECTS HUMAN LIFE FROM CONCEPTION. IT ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT.

IMPLANTATION IN THE UTERUS OCCURS 6 TO 10 DAYS AFTER CONCEPTION / FERTILIZATION.

6) H3774 [SECTION 7.] promotes FORNICATION* among South Carolina youth by requiring the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) and the State Health Plan to cover contraceptives/abortifacients for dependents “under the same terms and conditions that the Plan provides contraceptive coverage for employees and spouses.” This is immoral and despicable. The Bible commands to “Flee fornication.” (1 Corinthians 6:18, KJV), and the Bible reveals “fornicators” shall not “inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9,10, KJV). For the South Carolina State Government to further promote fornication among the State’s youth by making birth control even more available and accessible to them as dependents, might not this for even more young people, hinder their inheriting the kingdom of God ?

* Note: In a recent calendar year (2017), 88% of the surgical/RU486 “abortions” in South Carolina were committed upon UNMARRIED females. (“Abortions” by Marital Status Occurring in SC in 2017 (SC DHEC) – Click Here). BIRTH CONTROL fuels FORNICATION, and FORNICATION fuels “ABORTION”.  (Have we forgotten the introduction of Margaret Sanger’s  birth control pill in 1960 effectively launched the “Sexual Revolution” of the 1960’s, from which we are still suffering, and still experiencing today in 2023 !?)

7) H3774 [SECTION 4.] prohibits the use by Planned Parenthood of any state funds for “abortions” [ However, this also begs the question, does that mean Planned Parenthood can continue to receive state funds for purposes other than surgical/RU486 “abortions” ?].

8) H3774 [SECTION 10.] rightly FINALLY repeals Sec 44-41-20. “Legal Abortions.” in the SC Code which codifies the Roe v Wade framework. The Roe framework was placed in the SC Code by the SC Legislature in 1974, and has been preserved there by 25+ years of incremental “abortion” regulation legislation, including by the incremental “abortion” perpetuation Heartbeat Law [ SC Senate Bill S.1, See Section 44-41-710. ] which has been blocked by SC Supreme Court since August 17, 2022.

However, H3774 does NOT rightly repeal in its entirety, all of Chapter 41 – Abortions, Title 44 of the 1976 Code, as would have the Personhood Act of SC (2022 Session – H5401/S1335).

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So, in conclusion, H3774 would ban approximately 97% of surgical and RU486 “abortions” in SC, and thus would likely shut down such “abortions” at the Planned Parenthood murder mills in Columbia and Charleston, and would likely stop nearly all such “abortions” at the Greenville murder mill.

However, surgical and RU486 “abortions” only account for an estimated 10-20% of the total number of “abortions”. The other estimated 80-90% is from birth control which can function abortifaciently, TO WHICH THIS UNRIGHTEOUS BILL H3774 IN ITS PRESENT FORM AS FILED ON JANUARY 24, 2023, AND AS PASSED BY THE SC HOUSE JUDICIARY CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS SUBCOMMITTEE ON JANUARY 26, 2023 (SC Legislature Archived Video), WOULD EXPAND AVAILABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY, EVEN TO DEPENDENTS (YOUTH) THROUGH SC PEBA AND THROUGH THE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN !
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God says,

“… seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

Hosea 4:6c, KJV

 

ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !

PASS PERSONHOOD NOW !

 

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 the Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable, natural PERSONHOOD of ALL human beings, at fertilization, with no exceptions, is codified and established as legal PERSONHOOD 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.

Steve Lefemine
Christians for Personhood
Columbia, South Carolina

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

 

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‘The Protest of a Protestant Minister Against Birth Control’

Matt Trewhella, pastor
Mercy Seat Christian Church
Wisconsin
http://mercyseat.net/2011/03/15/protest-birth-control
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‘CHEMICAL ABORTION’ [ Brochure ]

Pastors For Life
Easley, South Carolina
1996
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2021-12-17-CHEMICAL-ABORTION-Pastors-For-Life-Easley-SC-1996.pdf
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“The Pill” [ Brochure ]
by Joan Appletyon, RN
May 1995
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2021-04-09-The-Pill-brochure-Joan-Appleton-RN.pdf
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“THE PILL” [ Flyer ]
Updated February 2003
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Public Health and Science
Office of Population Affairs
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2021-04-09-THE-PILL-US-Dept-of-Health-and-Human-Services-Updated-Feb-2003.pdf
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SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE EXPLICITLY NAMES SEVERAL PERSONHOOD BILLS IN HIS HEARTBEAT LAW OPINION – JANUARY 5, 2023

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SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE EXPLICITLY NAMES SEVERAL PERSONHOOD BILLS IN HIS HEARTBEAT LAW OPINION – JANUARY 5, 2023

SC Supreme Court Justice John Few’s Opinion documents the repeated failure of the
SC General Assembly over the course of years to pass Personhood legislation;
plus the continued existence today of the Roe framework in the SC Code of Laws,
which was added to the SC Code by the SC Legislature in 1974
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Selected specific Personhood Bills named in Justice John Few’s Opinion:

S.129 (2015) [pp. 75, 76] “… would have added a new section to Title 1 of the Code – “Administration of the Government” – providing, “The right to life for each born and preborn human being vests at fertilization.” “

S.1335 (2022) [p. 76] “(proposed but not adopted legislation adding a new section to Title 16 – “Criminal Code” – providing, “The right to life for each born and preborn human being is inherent and unalienable beginning at fertilization”)…”

H.5401 (2022) [p. 76] “(proposed but not adopted legislation adding a new section to Title 16 – “Criminal Code” – providing, “The General Assembly finds that a human being is a person at fertilization”)…”

S.381 (2021) [p. 76]

H.3568 (2021) [p. 76]

H.3920 (2019) [p. 76]

S.217 (2017) [p. 76]

H.3530 (2017) [p. 76]
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“Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. State of South Carolina, et al.”
 Opinion No. 28127 / Pages 75, 76
https://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/28127.pdf


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Justice John Few (pp. 75, 76):

“For years, a minority of the General Assembly attempted to enact legislation banning abortion altogether. See, e.g., S.129, 121st Gen. Assemb., Reg. Sess. (S.C. 2015). Those “personhood bills” – based on what would have become a legislative finding that human life begins at conception [FN 53] – consistently failed to gain majority support. [FN 54]”  [emphasis added]

See also personhood/person references by Justice John Few on pp. 77, 80.

Justice John Few (p. 90):

“In 1974 – in response to Roe – the General Assembly enacted an expansive statutory right to abortion, making any abortion legal up to the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. Act No. 1215, 1974 S.C. Acts 2837, 2838-39. That statutory right to – or opportunity for – abortion is actually still the law. See § 44-41-20(a)-(b).”
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“Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. State of South Carolina, et al.”
 Opinion No. 28127 / Page 90
https://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/28127.pdf

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Christians for Personhood:

Chapter 41 “Abortions” of Title 44 of SC Code of Laws should be repealed; child-murder by “abortion” should be ENDED, not incrementally “regulated” !
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No Personhood Bill has ever been fully passed, in 24 straight years of these bills being filed in the SC Legislature, 1998 to 2022. The most progress achieved was passage of a Personhood bill by the full SC House in 2005, albeit with a fatal flaw rape exception
allowing use of an abortifacient drug [There are no exceptions to “personhood”, none. ]. In the SC Senate, Personhood legislation was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee in both 2016 and 2018, and in each year, placed on the Senate Calendar where the bills subsequently died.
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This is the 24 year history of principled Personhood legislation, never fully passed by the SC Legislature, which has led now to the ongoing post-Dobbs slaughter of an estimated 3,000 unborn children in SC in the 198 Days since Roe was overturned
(a/o 1/8/2023):

History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2022 )
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2022-12-05-History-of-Personhood-Legislation-in-South-Carolina-1998-2022.pdf
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SC Supreme Court Opinion:

“Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. State of South Carolina, et al.”


Heard (Argued) – Oct 19, 2022

Filed – January 5, 2023

SC Heartbeat Law ruled unconstitutional

Decision: 3 ( Kaye Hearn, Donald Beatty, John Few ) to 2 ( John Kittredge, George James, Jr. )

Opinion No. 28127

https://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/28127.pdf
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ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !

PASS PERSONHOOD NOW !

THE KEY TO ENDING CHILD-MURDER BY “ABORTION” IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND IN AMERICA IS TO CODIFY THE CREATOR GOD-GIVEN, INHERENT, UNALIENABLE, NATURAL PERSONHOOD OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS, AS LEGAL PERSONHOOD, IN LAW, AT FERTILIZATION, AND THAT WITHOUT EXCEPTION, BECAUSE …

GOD SAYS,

“THOU SHALT NOT KILL (MURDER).”


EXODUS 20:13, KJV

Steve Lefemine
Christians for Personhood

ChristiansforPersonhood.com
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The SC Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM:

The South Carolina Republican Party Platform

https://sc.gop/assets/uploads/2022/09/SCGOP-Platform.pdf
Excerpt:

Article II – To Establish Justice

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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Blacks Law Dictionary (2009): Person = A Human Being
person.
A human being. Also termed natural person.

The Personhood Act of SC (2022 Session – H5401/S1335) recognizes the Creator God-given,
inherent, unalienable right to life of every human being as a natural person, codified in SC law as a legal person, beginning at fertilization, with no exceptions, because God says, Thou shalt not kill (murder). Exodus 20:13, KJV.
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The South Carolina Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM !

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The South Carolina Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM !

Outline
1. South Carolina Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM
2. Black’s Law Dictionary: Person = “A Human Being”
3. The Personhood Act of SC
4. History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2022 )
5. William Blackstone – Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769)
6. Declaration of Independence (1776)
7. University of South Carolina (USC) Law School History: Reconstruction Era (1867-1877)
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The SC Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM:

“The South Carolina Republican Party Platform”
https://sc.gop/assets/uploads/2022/09/SCGOP-Platform.pdf
Excerpt:

Article II – To Establish Justice
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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Black’s Law Dictionary (2009): Person = “A Human Being”
person.
A human being. – Also termed natural person.

The Personhood Act of SC (2022 Session – 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.

History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2022 )
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William Blackstone
Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769)
[ excerpts, emphasis added ]

INTRODUCTION
Sect. 2:  Of the Nature of Laws in General

“The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the holy scriptures.”

“Yet undoubtedly the revealed law is of infinitely more authenticity than that moral system, which is framed by ethical writers, and denominated the natural law. Because one is the law of nature, expressly declared so to be by God himself; the other is only what, by the assistance of human reason, we imagine to be that law. If we could be as certain of the latter as we are of the former, both would have an equal authority; but, till then, they can never be put in any competition together.”

“Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these.”

http://christianlifeandliberty.net/Blackstones-Commentaries-1863-Introduction-Section-II-Of-the-Nature-of-Laws-in-General-pp-title-25-28-29.pdf
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In other words, Blackstone’s Commentaries, which were used before, and for 100 years after, the American Revolution (1776-1783) to train lawyers in the United States, said all human laws” are to be inviolate of the Laws of Nature and the Word of God, the Bible !!!

William Blackstone
Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769)
[ excerpts, emphasis added ]

INTRODUCTION
Sect. 2:  Of the Nature of Laws in General

“To instance in the case of murder: this is expressly forbidden by the divine, and demonstrably by the natural law; and, from these prohibitions, arises the true unlawfulness of this crime. … Nay, if any human law should allow or injoin us to commit it, we are bound to transgress that human law, or else we must offend both the natural and the divine.”
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Declaration of Independence
In Congress, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –
[ emphasis added ]

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript
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Blackstone’s Commentaries: “… the law of nature and the law of revelation”

In the decade before the first shots of the American Revolution (War for American Independence) were fired on the green (common) at Lexington (Mass.) on April 19, 1775, English jurist William Blackstone published his four books of Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769).  “The Commentaries were long regarded as the leading work on the development of English law and played a role in the development of the American legal system.”  “The Commentaries are often quoted as the definitive pre-Revolutionary source of common law by United States courts.”  “For decades, a study of the Commentaries was required reading for all first year law students.” Blackstone’s Commentaries were used before, and for approximately 100 years after, the American Revolution (1776-1783) to train lawyers in the United States, including at the University of South Carolina School of Law during part of the Reconstruction Era (1867-1877) after the USC Law School opened in 1867.

 

The University of South Carolina Law School curriculum included Blackstone’s Commentaries at times during period 1867-1877:

USC Law School History: Reconstruction Era (1867-1877)  [excerpts, emphasis added]

“The University of South Carolina School of Law was established as one of ten academic schools when South Carolina College was reorganized as the University of South Carolina in 1865 and 1866.  The Board of Trustees elected twenty-seven year old South Carolina attorney Alexander Cheves Haskell as the first professor of law and the law school opened on October 7, 1867. Professor Haskell developed his own system of leading the junior class through a course in Blackstone’s Commentaries and the senior class through a course on Stephens’ Pleading. …” [ continued ]

USC Law School History: Reconstruction Era (1867-1877)  [excerpts, emphasis added]  [continued]

“From the opening of the law school in October 1867 until the death of Professor Melton on December 4, 1875, classes were held in the University Library, now the South Caroliniana Library, and DeSaussure College. … The Board of Trustees chose Franklin J. Moses, Sr., the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina, as Melton’s successor.  Under Moses the curriculum of the law school was modified to place a heavy emphasis on Blackstone’s Commentaries and Kent’s Lectures.
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ANYTHING LESS THAN PERSONHOOD IS NOTEqual Justice Under Law”.

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ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !

PASS PERSONHOOD NOW !

 

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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