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CANDIDATE SURVEY RESULTS (REPORT #4): June 1, 2020

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Christians for Personhood ( CP) Candidate Questionnaire
2020 Republican Candidates for SC Senate and SC House

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
June 1, 2020 / Revised June 22, 2020


SC CANDIDATE SURVEY RESULTS (REPORT #4):

Christians for Personhood ( CP) Candidate Questionnaire
2020 Republican Candidates for SC Senate and SC House

SC CANDIDATE SURVEY RESULTS being posted here.

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Completed*** Christians for Personhood Candidate Surveys have been received from (in order sent):

1. John Gallman (R), Senate District #33 – Removed ***, View survey here
2. Ashley Lawton (R), House District #122 – Score 100%, View survey here
3. William Crosby (R), House District #117 – Score 100%, View survey here  [Note: actually signed 5/12/2020]
4. Mike Covert (R), House District #118 – Score 100%, View survey here
5. Garey Collins (R), House District #35 – Score 100%, View survey here
6. Mark Lynch (R), Senate District #12 – Score 100%, View survey here
7. Chris Bennett (R), House District #35 – Score 67%, View survey here 
[See candidate’s comments]
8. Ryan McCabe (R), House District #96 – Score 100%, View survey here
9. Chris Smith (R), Senate District #26 – Score 67%, View survey here 
[See candidate’s comments]
10. John Lastinger (R), House District #88 – Score 100%, View survey here
11. Perry Finch (R), Senate District #26 – Score 100%, View survey here
12. Tom Connor (R), Senate District #39 – Score 100%, View survey here
13. David Herndon (R), House District #99 – Score 100%, View survey here
14. Allan Quinn (R), House District #5 – Score 100%, View survey here
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Candidate Questionnaire incorrectly filled out by John Gallman (R), candidate for Senate District #33. Candidate marked “Yes” to Question #2 [2. Incremental Legislation Regulating Child-Murder by “Abortion”], however he continues to affirm his support here on his campaign facebook page (May 25 post), for incremental legislation regulating child-murder by “abortion” [ i.e., the so-called “Heartbeat” Bill ] Given John Gallman’s position, the correct answer for him to Question #2 would therefore be “No”.

The “Heartbeat” Bill does NOT Establish Justice (Amos 5:15, Proverb 21:3,  KJV).

The “Heartbeat” Bill, in addition to Rep. Nancy Mace’s selectively pro-“abortion” exceptions amendment to H.3020, saves NO unborn children prior to the detection of a heartbeat at approximately six weeks gestation. The “Heartbeat” Bill has a HUGE EXCEPTION:  It allows the killing of ALL children prior to about six weeks. Life begins at conception (fertilization), NOT detection of a heartbeat. The “Heartbeat” Bill is NOT a pro-life bill, it is a bill which incrementally regulates child-murder by “abortion”. Being “pro-life” is agreeing with God on the Sanctity of Human Life which HE HAS CREATED. (Genesis 1:27,  Exodus 20:13, Leviticus 20:3, Matthew 19:18, KJV).  “Good” is the Enemy of God’s Best.   The “Heartbeat” Bill is the Enemy of the Personhood Bill.  Personhood is Abolition. However, in the 2019-2020 Session, the incremental “Heartbeat” Bill was chosen to advance instead of the Personhood Bill H .3920 by the fake “pro-life” Republican establishment leadership in the SC House.  Multiple incremental bills have been passed in the SC Legislature since 1990, and yet from 1991 to 2018, the murders of over 212,000 unborn children in South Carolina have still been reported by SC DHEC.  That is NOT “pro-life” !!!  Personhood legislation was first introduced in both the SC House and the SC Senate in 1998, twenty-two years ago !!!  Personhood legislation has been active in the SC Legislature, in at least one chamber, every year since, and since then, from 1999 to 2018, the murders of over 129,000 unborn children have been committed in South Carolina, as reported by SC DHEC.
[“Abortions” by Occurrence in SC: 1998 – 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018]

To borrow and adapt Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison’s words on “gradualism” versus “abolitionism” regarding American Slavery:  Incrementalism in theory is the perpetuation of child-murder by “abortion” in practice !
Has not that been the experience these last 47+ years which have witnessed 62+ Million reported dead ?
PASS PERSONHOOD [ H.3920 ] NOW !!!

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This reporting of these Candidate Survey Results does not constitute the giving of any endorsements by Christians for Personhood.

However, it is a great encouragement to see several candidates take a strong, principled, Biblical stand for the Sanctity of Human Life.  It would be a welcome day indeed to see many House/Senate candidates with 100% survey positions, and so subsequently, Lord willing, to see more such elected as
House Representatives/Senators sworn in to the House/Senate for the 2021 Session !

In addition, it should also be noted, as important, inviolable, and essential as a candidate’s position is regarding the Sanctity of Human Life (Genesis 1:27, KJV), and the Creator God-given unalienable right to life (Exodus 20:13, Matthew 19:18, KJV), there are also other Biblically-based  qualifications for civil rulers.  For example, see Exodus 18:21 and 2 Samuel 23:3, KJV.

In Christ Alone,

Steve Lefemine
executive director
Christians for Personhood
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/

PO Box 12222
Columbia, SC 29211

Christians for Personhood <CP@spiritcom.net>

No Completed Personhood Questionnaires Received from 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR RELEASE:   Wednesday, January 27, 2016

FOR FURTHER INFO:  Contact, Steve Lefemine, exec.dir., Christians for Personhood
PO Box 12222, Columbia, South Carolina  29211;  CP@spiritcom.net

Personhood Questionnaire for 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

Posted at:  http://christiansforpersonhood.com

[COLUMBIA, SC]  Personhood Questionnaires for 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates were initially sent to the campaigns of candidates Bush, Carson, Cruz, Fiorina, Huckabee, Paul, Rubio, and Trump on December 17, 2015; and questionnaires were initially sent to the campaigns of candidates Christie, Kasich, Santorum on December 22, 2015.


Between December 17/22, 2015 and January 26, 2016, several attempts were made to contact each campaign by e-mail and by regular postal mail.


Although contacts/replies of some sort were received from the Bush, Christie, and Huckabee campaigns ( see below ), no completed Personhood Questionnaires have been received from any of these eleven 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates.

The Personhood Questionnaire for 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates sent to each individual candidate can be viewed on-line:

1.  Jeb Bush

2.  Ben Carson

3.  Chris Christie

4.  Ted Cruz

5.  Carly Fiorina

6.  Mike Huckabee

7.  John Kasich

8.  Rand Paul

9.  Marco Rubio

10.  Rick Santorum

11.  Donald Trump

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Replies/Contacts from Bush, Christie, Huckabee campaigns:

1. Bush Campaign – Bush Campaign worker passed along reminder request for completion of Personhood Questionnaire for 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates, however completed questionnaire has not been received.

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2. Christie campaign – Christie Campaign worker reply included Governor Chris Christie’s position on a number of incremental measures regulating child-murder-by-“abortion”, but despite the assertion by the Christie campaign worker indicating to the contrary,  did not complete the questions specifically asked in the Personhood Questionnaire for 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates.  Nothing in the response from the Governor Chris Christie campaign indicates Governor Christie supports legal Personhood at fertilization for pre-birth human beings without any “exceptions”.  Pro-Life is Pro-Personhood.

Response from Governor Chris Christie campaign:

[ edited, comments added ]

Below please find Governor Chris Christie’s responses to the “Christians for Personhood Questionnaire.”

Thank you,
[ Christie campaign worker ]

CHRISTIE: “I am pro-life. Hearing the strong heartbeat of my unborn daughter 14 years ago at 13 weeks gestation had a profound effect on me and my beliefs. The life of every human being is precious.”
(Christie For New Jersey Campaign Website, ChristieForNJ.com, “Issues,” 7/21/09)

CHRISTIE: “What happened was I had been pro-choice before that and I would call myself before that a kind of a non-thinking pro-choice person, kind of the default position that I took and then when my wife was pregnant with our daughter Sarah who is now fifteen, we happened to go to one of the prenatal visits at thirteen weeks. And they put the Doppler on my wife’s abdomen who didn’t look at all pregnant at that point, visibly, and we heard this incredibly strong heartbeat. I remember we came separately, she came from her job and I came from mine, we went back to work. As I was driving back to work I said to myself you know, under my position on abortion I would say that a week ago that wasn’t a life. I heard that heartbeat, that’s a life. It led to me having a real reflection on my position and when I took time to reflect on it I just said you know what? I’m not comfortable with that anymore, that was back in 1995, and I’ve been pro-life ever since.” (CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” 6/14/11)

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The Christie Record …

Protecting Life [ Christians Personhood –sic Pro-Life is Pro-Personhood. ]

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As both a candidate and as Governor in one of the most heavily-Democratic states in the nation, Governor Christie has stood by his principles and strongly defended the rights of the unborn.  [ Christians Personhood –sicPro-Life is Pro-Personhood. ]

* The first pro-life candidate elected statewide since Roe Vs. Wade  [ Christians Personhood –sic Pro-Life is Pro-Personhood. ]

* Vetoing funding for Planned Parenthood every year in office
     * Christie supports defunding Planned Parenthood on the federal level as well

* Supporting ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy  [ Christians Personhood –sicPro-Life is Pro-Personhood. ]

* Supporting Parental Notification and a 24-Hour Waiting Period  [ Christians Personhood –sicPro-Life is Pro-Personhood. ]

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* The First Pro-Life Candidate Elected Statewide Since Roe Vs. Wade: Governor Christie: “And when they said it could never be done, now twice – twice, for the first time since Roe vs. WWade, New Jersey has elected a pro-life governor of New Jersey.”
 [ Christians Personhood – sic Pro-Life is Pro-Personhood. ]

* Vetoing Funding For Planned Parenthood Every Year In Office: Each year since taking office, Governor Christie has vetoed $7.5 million for Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics.

* Governor Christie has also called on the federal government to defund Planned Parenthood and called for a Justice Department investigation into the organization.

* Supporting 20 Week Ban: Governor Christie has voiced support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  [ Christians Personhood – sic Pro-Life is Pro-Personhood. ]

* The First New Jersey Governor To Address A Pro-Life Rally: Christie was the first New Jersey governor to address New Jersey Right To Life at their annual rally on the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse.  [ Christians Personhood – Does New Jersey Right to Life support Personhood for pre-birth human beings, at fertilization, with no “exception” ?  Pro-Life is Pro-Personhood. ]

* Supporting Parental Notification And A 24-Hour Waiting Period: Governor Christie has called for requiring parental notification before minors could get an abortion, saying it should be “something we can agree on, Republicans and Democrats.” Governor Christie also supports a 24-hour waiting period, stating it “makes sense when someone’s making as difficult a decision as terminating a pregnancy. …”
[ Christians Personhood – sic Pro-Life is Pro-Personhood. ]

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3.  Huckabee campaign – Steve Lefemine, exec. dir., Christians for Personhood personally met (briefly) Governor Mike Huckabee after one of his South Carolina speaking engagements in a “meet and greet” receiving line and brought up the Personhood Questionnaire for 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates.  Governor Huckabee instructed Steve Lefemine to give the questionnaire to the person who is his SC campaign State Director who was there present with him.  This was done, however completed questionnaire has not been received.

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Christians for Personhood:

The standard for identifying whether or not a candidate is “Pro-Life” is whether or not the candidate commits to support the legal Personhood of pre-birth human beings IN LAW, at fertilization (conception), and that without “exceptions”, because God’s Word says, “Thou shalt not kill ( murder ).”  Exodus 20:13, KJV.

Being “Pro-Life” is agreeing with God regarding the Sanctity of Human Life which He created.

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Personhood Questionnaire for 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

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 Instructions to the Candidate:  Please complete the questionnaire below, sign, and mail to: Christians for Personhood, PO Box 12222, Columbia, SC 2911, or scan and e-mail to: Christians for Personhood <CP@spiritcom.net>.  [Please Reply NLT January 15, 2016]

Questionnaire

 1. United States Constitution 

I agree with Article VI of the United States Constitution, i.e., there are three and only three things which constitute “the supreme Law of the Land”; namely, the written text of the U.S. Constitution itself, Federal Laws made in pursuance of the written text of the U.S. Constitution, and all Treaties made under the Authority of the United States which are consistent with the written text of the U.S. Constitution. I reject the judicial supremacist view that U.S. Supreme Court Opinions can ever be “the supreme Law of the Land”. Therefore Roe and Obergefell are not “the supreme Law of the Land.”

 

YES _______     NO _______     UNDECIDED _______

 

2. Federal Personhood Bill

I support Federal Personhood legislation such as H.R. 426 ( www.Congress.gov ), sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jody Hice ( R-GA ) to recognize the legal personhood of all preborn human beings, at fertilization, without “exception”, by Federal Statute, and will promote, advocate, and sign such legislation, if elected as U.S. President.

 

YES _______     NO _______     UNDECIDED _______

 

3. Federal Personhood Bill

If presently serving in elected office in the United States Senate, I will at the earliest opportunity ( NLT January 15, 2016 ) introduce Federal Personhood legislation in the U.S. Senate, such as H.R. 426 or a similar principled Personhood bill, with no “exceptions”.

 

YES _______     NO _______     UNDECIDED _______

 

4. United States Constitution / Federal Personhood Bill

As spelled out in the text of Article III, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, the U.S. Congress has the authority and power to make exceptions to the appellate jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court; and, under both Article III and Article I, Section 8, Clause 9, has the authority and power to limit the jurisdiction of the lower federal courts. Therefore I would support Federal Personhood legislation such as H.R. 426, with this additional provision of restricting the jurisdiction of the federal courts to determine the constitutionality of Federal Personhood legislation such as H.R. 426 or similar bill(s).

 

YES _______     NO _______     UNDECIDED _______

 

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Printed name of candidate

 

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Signed name of candidate and Date

 

* Questionnaires were sent to the campaigns of candidates Bush, Carson, Cruz, Fiorina, Huckabee, Paul, Rubio, and Trump on December 17, 2015; and questionnaires were sent to the campaigns of candidates Christie, Kasich, Santorum on December 22, 2015.