South Carolina was NOT one of the 13 States with trigger laws already in place on June 24, 2022
( AR, ID, KY, LA, MO, MS, ND, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, WY ).
South Carolina was NOT one of the 9 States with pre-Roe “abortion” bans still in place on June 24, 2022
( AL, AR, AZ, MI, MS, OK, TX, WI, WV ).
South Carolina was NOT one of the 3 States which passed recent “abortion” bans in spite of Roe
( AL (2019), AR (2021), OK (2022) )
A PLEA IGNORED BY “REPUBLICAN” LEADERS:
To: SC Governor Henry McMaster (R)
SC Senate President Thomas Alexander (R-Oconee)
SC House Speaker G. Murrell Smith, Jr. (R-Sumter)
SC Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey (R-Edgefield)
‘A PLEA FOR JUSTICE:
JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED; ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !’
May 30, 2022 / Corrected/Revised June 7, 2022
South Carolina had 49+ years to get new** legislation banning “abortion” on the books; PERSONHOOD legislation was first filed 24+ years ago in 1998 and has been on file every year since, including now in 2022 [ H5401, S1335 ].
‘History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2021 )’
** Prior to 1970, South Carolina had laws banning almost all “abortions”, and providing criminal penalties for the abortionist and for the woman soliciting an “abortion” [ SC Code of Laws, Title 16. Crimes and Offenses.***, Chapter 3, Offenses Against the Person.***, Sections 16-82, 16-83, 16-84, 16-85, 16-86 ]. For killing of “pre-quickening” babies (approx. 1st trimester), there were no exceptions to criminal punishment [ Section 16-83 ]. For killing of “post-quickening” babies (approx. 2nd and 3rd trimester), there was an exception*** for preserving the mother’s life or the life of the child [ Section 16-82 ]. Punishment of the woman for soliciting an
“abortion” [ Section 16-84 ] also had an exception*** for preserving the mother’s life or the life of the child.
*** NOTE: This is the same portion of the current SC Code of Laws which would be amended upon passage into law of H5401 or S1335, The Personhood Act of South Carolina, i.e., Title 16. Crimes and Offenses., Chapter 3, Offenses Against the Person., by adding Section 16-3-100 [ for H5401; different Section numbering for S1335 ] under Article 1, Homicide. There is no need to create whole new laws against murder to end/abolish child-murder by “abortion” in South Carolina. Section 16-3-10 already defines “Murder” as the killing of any person with malice aforethought, either express or implied. [ Emphasis added ] All that is necessary is to define “Person” in Article 1. Homicide, Chapter 3., Title 16., of the SC Code of Laws, to include all natural persons, i.e., all human beings, beginning at fertilization, with no exceptions.
( Black’s Law Dictionary (2009): Person = “A Human Being – Also Termed Natural Person.“ )
( SECTION 16-3-50. Manslaughter.; SECTION 16-3-60. Involuntary manslaughter; “criminal negligence” defined. )
*** It should be noted however, that it is not medically necessary to intentionally kill the unborn child to save the life of the mother [ See DublinDeclaration.com, with over 1,000 medical field signatories; and as posted here. See also quotes from Dr. C. Everett Koop, pediatric surgeon, former United States Surgeon General (1982-1989) as posted here. ].
In 2021, the SC Legislature took just 37 days to pass the incremental, “abortion” regulation Heartbeat Bill S1, from introduction in the Senate on 1/12/21 to when Bill S1 was passed by the SC House on 2/18/21, and signed into law by SC Governor McMaster on the same day. It had been reported out of Senate Committee in just 13 days, on 1/25/21, and then passed by the full Senate on 1/28/21, albeit with exceptions for rape, incest, false so-called life/serious health of mother, and for killing handicapped babies; overall a despicable, unethical, unjust, unbiblical Bill.
‘SC Fetal Heartbeat Protection From Abortion [ sic ] Act’, Bill S1
The “Republican” [ sic ] Leadership chose to pass the Heartbeat Bill, and failed to even give the House or Senate Personhood Bills a public hearing in 2021, or so far in 2022.
After passing the SC Senate on 1/28/21, the Heartbeat Bill S1, with all its exceptions [ Note: The entire Heartbeat Bill itself is one Big Exception ! ], went to the SC House. The Bill S1 was reported out of the House Judiciary Committee on 2/10/21. On February 12, 2021, a Letter (below) from SC Citizens for “Life” [sic], addressed to the now former House Speaker, former Representative Jay Lucas, and apparently distributed to House Members, basically threatened SC Representatives with being scored as not voting “pro-life” if they tried to amend the Senate-passed bill with all its additional exceptions. This meant if any Representative dared to vote to remove any of the exceptions from S1, then incrementalists SCCL would not score that as a “pro-life” vote.
SCCL along with other promoters of incremental legislation to regulate child-murder by “abortion” have PERPETUATED “abortion” in SC, as the fact should now be clearly seen, in that now 37 Days AFTER the June 24 Dobbs ruling/Opinion overturning Roe, South Carolina is STILL killing babies, instead of having passed PERSONHOOD over the last 24+ years to END/ABOLISH “abortion” in South Carolina.
God said to Moses:
“So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are; for blood it defileth the land; and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.”
Numbers 35:33, KJV
ESTABLISH JUSTICE !
PASS PERSONHOOD 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