SC House Judiciary Committee
H3774 fake “Human Life Protection Act” [sic]
2023-2024 Bill H3774:
Abortion Ban with Exceptions
The SC Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM:
The South Carolina Republican Party Platform
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 ]
SC House Judiciary Committee rubber stamps H3774 fake “HLPA” [sic] by 16Y-7N-2NV vote – Feb 7, 2023
Watch video here:
SC House Judiciary Committee
Feb 7, 2023
Rep. McCravy’s Bill still contains exceptions to a ban on “abortion” for so-called life/serious health of the mother (despite DublinDeclaration.com), rape/incest, and so-called fatal fetal “anomaly” [sic – euthanasia].
H3774 still codifies the FUNDING of “Abortions” in the cases of these exceptions in the State Health Insurance Plan. (SC Citizens for Life calls H3774 “pro-life legislation“, but how can that be true when H3774 actually FUNDS certain “abortions” !!!???)
H3774 continues to fail to protect ANY human life at conception, but instead, only at the point of a “clinically diagnosable pregnancy” – e.g., from a positive pregnancy test AFTER IMPLANTATION, because H3774 purports to “ban” a procedure (“abortion”) instead of
establishing a legal identity AT FERTILIZATION for the preborn through Personhood.
H3774 still protects the continued use of IUD and Plan B (MAP) abortifacient birth control.
H3774 still provides birth control to dependents (youth) with which to fornicate, through PEBA and the State Health Insurance Plan.
H3774 still forces private and group insurance and HMO policies in South Carolina to cover birth control, which assumedly includes abortifacient birth control.
H3774 still tries to redefine science and biology by falsely claiming a “contraceptive” may prevent implantation, when that is the definition of an abortifacient, not a contraceptive.
Pro-“abortion” attorney Rep. Justin Bamberg (D) spoke more about the unborn as a “person” THAN DID ANY “PRO-LIFE” REPUBLICAN, including H3774 chief sponsor, Rep. McCravy.
Watch Judiciary Committee February 7, 2023 meeting video above, 1:25:15 to 1:29:00 (less than four minutes).
Rep. Bamberg quotes:
“No person shall…”
In the bill’s definitional section, “Person isn’t defined in the … bill.”
“What is a person under the Constitution in this State ?”
“But we don’t even define unborn child as a person in this state. Our Constitution doesn’t. And our law doesn’t. And this bill doesn’t. That would be a good starting point.”
Although Rep. Bamberg is a pro-abort, and he may just be trying to lure Republicans into a trap so he can then turn around and criticize them for being “extreme”, the point is, he is right. Are the unborn “people” ? Are they “persons” ? Why for the last 7 1/2 months since Dobbs have Republicans failed to advocate for passage of Personhood legislation ?
The official SC GOP Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD Platform ( https://sc.gop/assets/uploads/2022/09/SCGOP-Platform.pdf ), so why in Fall 2022 were the Republicans in the SC House and SC Senate not unified in supporting Personhood legislation such as H5401 and S1335 ? AND WHY IS REP. McCRAVY’s CURRENT BILL H3774 NOT A PERSONHOOD BILL !?
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Even in the recent SC Supreme Court Heartbeat Law Opinion, Justice John Few’s individual Opinion explicitly cites several Personhood Bills going back to 2015.
Christians for Personhood Note:
Personhood legislation was first filed in the SC Legislature in February 1998, almost 25 years ago, and has been on file every year since, through 2022. Personhood legislation passed the full SC House in 2005 (H3213), albeit flawed by still allowing use of an abortifacient drug in rape cases. Personhood legislation passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee in both 2016 (S719) and 2018 (S217) and was placed on the full Senate calendar, where each piece of legislation died.
‘History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina (1998 – 2022)’
SC Supreme Court Opinion
Jan 5, 2023
“Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. State of South Carolina, et al.”
Pages 1, 2, 5, 75 through 81, 90
(See especially pages 75-77)
‘SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE EXPLICITLY NAMES SEVERAL PERSONHOOD BILLS IN HIS HEARTBEAT LAW OPINION
– JANUARY 5, 2023’
‘S.C. Senate begins debate on six-week abortion ban; ban from conception advances to House floor’
(Christians for Personhood Note: the WIS-TV reporter is incorrect when stating the new House bill would ban “abortion” from conception. As Rep. McCravy rightly explained in his Judiciary Committee remarks on Tuesday, Feb 7, the bill H3774 protects human life from the point of a “clinically diagnosable pregnancy” (i.e., NOT at conception). The WIS-TV reporter is not correct. Unfortunately, Rep. McCravy did not further clarify this means the bill does not protect human life until AFTER IMPLANTATION (If Rep. McCravy did that, would WIS-TV perhaps start correctly reporting that fact ?).
God spoke to Jeremiah:
“Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.
Jeremiah 1:17, KJV
As of February 7, it was 228 Days After Dobbs, AND SOUTH CAROLINA IS STILL KILLING BABIES.
Has the Lord been confounding Christian pro-lifers before our enemies because we have not spoken after the full counsel of God, and have not spoken unto them ALL that the Lord has commanded us (e.g., “Thou shalt not kill (murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV. Period. No exceptions ???
The goal of righteous law is to Establish Justice. That phrase is even in the Preamble of the US Constitution which our SC Legislators take an Oath to “preserve, protect, and defend”.
The goal of just and righteous pro-life legislation is NOT to just save more (some) babies, it is to establish justice to criminalize the killing of ANY baby !!!
God’s Word the Bible says,
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge … seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
Hosea 4:6, KJV
“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV
‘FALSELY-NAMED “HUMAN LIFE PROTECTION ACT” H3774 PASSES SC HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE
– JAN 26, 2023’
Christians for Personhood
Feb 1, 2023