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AL Senate Passes Near Total ‘Abortion’ Ban Bill – HB314 May 14 (HB314 is not a Personhood Bill)

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
May 15, 2019

AL Senate Passes Near Total ‘Abortion’ Ban Bill

HB314 May 14 ( HB314 is not a Personhood Bill )


living unborn baby at eight weeks
http://clinicquotes.com/abortion-at-8-weeks-pictures/

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AL.com
Alabama abortion ban bill passes: No exceptions for rape, incest; Bill awaits Kay Ivey decision
A look at the process in the Alabama Senate as legislators eventually voted to approve the nation’s toughest abortion law.
https://www.al.com/news/de8b00-alabama-abortion-bill.html
Updated: May 15, 2019, 11:20 AM; Posted: May 14, 2019, 11:20 AM

AL.com
Alabama abortion ban passes overwhelmingly with no changes
https://www.al.com/news/2019/05/alabama-abortion-ban-passes-overwhelmingly-with-no-changes.html
May 15, 2019


Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, speaks at a press conference after her bill to make abortion a felony in Alabama won final passage in the state Senate. On the left is Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, who handled the bill in the Senate. Rep. Rich Wingo, R-Tuscaloosa, a co-sponsor of the legislation, is on the right.

Excerpts:

Alabama lawmakers aiming to challenge abortion rights nationally are one step from their goal of putting an almost total ban on the procedure into state law.

The Senate tonight voted 25-6 to pass a bill to make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion.
The bill is a priority for the Legislature’s Republican majority. Tonight’s vote sends it to Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, who could sign it into law.


AL.com
Alabama passes abortion ban: Hollywood, lawmakers weigh in; what they’re saying around the country
https://www.al.com/news/2019/05/alabama-passes-abortion-ban-hollywood-lawmakers-weigh-in-what-theyre-saying-around-the-country.html
May 15, 2019

Excerpt:
Alabama’s passage of the nation’s strictest abortion law – one that would make it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure – passed the State Senate last night. Only Gov. Kay Ivey’s signature stands between the measure and enactment, a move that pro-choice groups said will trigger a wave of lawsuits.

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Christians for Personhood comments:

Alabama HB314 is a near total “abortion” ban bill – the strongest bill banning almost all “abortions” in the United States.  However, the bill has “exceptions” and so is not a true, principled Personhood bill.  HB314 does not establish legal personhood at fertilization ( conception ) with no “exceptions” for all human beings.  Furthermore, HB314 is also flawed because it never holds the mother accountable as either a principal or accessory in those circumstances where such is warranted.

HB314
is stronger than the recent ‘Heartbeat’ bills, and bans nearly all surgical and RU486 “abortions” (child-murders) committed upon women who are known to be pregnant, including banning rape and incest “abortions”.  However HB314 does not ban early abortifacient chemical “abortions”, and has certain “exceptions”.

Specifically, HB314 still allows killing the baby in the case of “lethal anomaly” and “serious health risk” to the mother.
HB314 also never holds the woman accountable as a principal or even as an accessory in those circumstances where such is warranted.

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Bill Summary: AL HB314
https://legiscan.com/AL/bill/HB314/2019
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]
[ Note: Final version of bill as passed by Senate May 14, 2019 was identical to bill as introduced April 2, 2019. ]

Bill Text: AL HB314
https://legiscan.com/AL/text/HB314/id/1980843/Alabama-2019-HB314-Introduced.pdf
Excerpts [ emphasis, comments added ]:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT

Relating to abortion; to make abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses except in cases where abortion is necessary [ sic ] in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother; to provide that a woman who receives an abortion will not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable for receiving the abortion;

continued…

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:

Section 1. This act shall be known as The Alabama Human Life Protection Act.

continued..

Section 3. As used in this act, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) ABORTION. The use or prescription of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device with the intent to terminate the pregnancy of a woman known to be pregnant with knowledge that the termination by those means will with reasonable likelihood cause the death
of the unborn child. The term does not include these activities if done with the intent to save the life or preserve the health of an unborn child, remove a dead unborn child, to deliver the unborn child prematurely to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother, or to preserve the health of her unborn child. The term does not include a procedure or act to terminate the pregnancy of a woman with an ectopic pregnancy, nor does it include the procedure or act to terminate the pregnancy of a woman when the unborn child has a lethal anomaly.

continued…

Section 4. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally perform or attempt to perform an abortion except as provided for by subsection (b).

(b) An abortion shall be permitted if an attending physician licensed in Alabama determines that an abortion is necessary [ sic ] in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother. …

continued…

Section 5. No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable. Furthermore, no physician confirming the serious health risk to the child’s mother shall be criminally or civilly liable for those actions.

Section 6. (a) An abortion performed in violation of this act is a Class A felony.

(b) An attempted abortion performed in violation of this act is a Class C felony.

continued…

Section 8. The construction of existing statutes and regulations that regulate or recognize abortion in Alabama that are in conflict with or antagonistic to this act shall be repealed as null and void and shall recognize the prohibition of abortion as provided in this act. If this act is challenged and enjoined pending a final judicial decision, the existing statutes and regulations that regulate or recognize abortion shall remain in effect during that time.

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Christians for Personhood comments:

It should also be noted, that while rare, not every medically-defined ectopic pregnancy is lethal to the mother, and there are examples of certain such unborn children surviving and being born.  Not all medically-defined ectopic pregnanices are “tubal ectopic” pregnances.  See the testimony of an ectopic pregnancy survivor himself in the documentary video below of various testimonies of pregnancies in difficult circumstances handled in love and with a respect for the sanctity of human life, at video time 44:45.

Pro-Life Without Exception [ Testimonies ]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=zwazODlTOBk
Is abortion helpful in cases of rape or incest? What about fetal deformity? What about threats to the life or health of the mother? Hear the stories of those who have actually been involved in these difficult circumstance.

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Although HB314 defines an UNBORN CHILD, CHILD or PERSON as a human being, HB314‘s “exceptions” render the bill flawed insofar as identifying the bill as a Personhood Bill.  HB314 is not a Personhood Bill. While HB314 is better than “Heartbeat” bills, HB314 fails to learn from criticisms of the US Supreme Court on aspects of the Texas law overturned in Roe v Wade in Footnote #54 of the Roe Opinion:

ROE v. WADE FindLaw – Footnote #54
https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/410/113.html#f54

United States Supreme Court
ROE v. WADE (1973)
No. 70-18
Argued: December 13, 1971    Decided: January 22, 1973

[ Reargued: October 11, 1972 – this is where personhood of the “fetus” is emphasized – search for “oyez.org, Roe” for audio and transcript ]

[ Footnote 54 ] When Texas urges that a fetus is entitled to Fourteenth Amendment protection as a person, it faces a dilemma. Neither in Texas nor in any other State are all abortions prohibited. Despite broad proscription, an exception always exists. The exception contained [410 U.S. 113, 158]   in Art. 1196, for an abortion procured or attempted by medical advice for the purpose of saving the life of the mother, is typical. But if the fetus is a person who is not to be deprived of life without due process of law, and if the mother’s condition is the sole determinant, does not the Texas exception appear to be out of line with the Amendment’s command?

There are other inconsistencies between Fourteenth Amendment status and the typical abortion statute. It has already been pointed out, n. 49, supra, that in Texas the woman is not a principal or an accomplice with respect to an abortion upon her. If the fetus is a person, why is the woman not a principal or an accomplice? Further, the penalty for criminal abortion specified by Art. 1195 is significantly less than the maximum penalty for murder
prescribed by Art. 1257 of the Texas Penal Code. If the fetus is a person, may the penalties be different?

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Additional reports:

PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
AND SCRIPTURAL BASIS OF HUMAN LAWS
Christians for Personhood newsletter
Steve Lefemine, Christian pro-life missionary
exec. dir., Christians for Personhood
December 31, 2018

Personhood Report: In Law, No Exceptions to Human Personhood
November 30, 2018 / Edited December 4, 2018

Personhood Report: No Exceptions to Personhood
January 27, 2018

No Exceptions
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/no-exceptions/

Pro-Life Without Exception [ Testimonies ]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=zwazODlTOBk
Video – 58:33
Views – 6,038

Is abortion helpful in cases of rape or incest? What about fetal deformity? What about threats to the life or health of the mother? Hear the stories of those who have actually been involved in these difficult circumstance.

SC House: Personhood Amendment Ruled Non-Germane to Incremental Child-Murder Regulation ‘ Heartbeat’ Bill by Republican Speaker Lucas and Republican Pro Tempore Pope on Point of Order – April 24, 2019

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Posted May 30, 2019 / Revised May 31, 2019

SC House: Personhood Amendment Ruled Non-Germane to Incremental Child-Murder Regulation HeartbeatBill by Republican Speaker Lucas and Republican Pro Tempore Pope on Point of Order – April 24, 2019

( AUDIO ) Rep. Bamberg (D) Amendment No. 2 ( Personhood Bill ) to H3020 Heartbeat Bill
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Floor of SC House of Representatives, SC State House, Columbia, SC

[ Video available at SC Legislature Video Archives,
Wednesday, April 24, 2019  10:00 am
House of Representatives — House of Representatives – Part 2
  Begin at Video time 33:40 ]

Heartbeat Bill H3020: “Good” is the Enemy of God’s Best

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Christians for Personhood
April 8, 2019

Heartbeat Bill H3020 is on full SC House Calendar for April 9; however Personhood Bill H3920 is still not yet even assigned to ConLaws Subcomm by House Judiciary Chairman Rep Peter McCoy.

“Good” is the Enemy of God’s Best.

(paraphrase of Oswald Chambers’ ‘My Utmost For His Highest’ daily devotional)

‘The Test Of Self-interest’
My Utmost For His Highest ( May 25 )
https://utmost.org/classic/the-test-of-self-interest-classic/

“The great enemy of the life of faith in God is not sin, but the good which is not good enough. The good is always the enemy of the best.”
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Heartbeat Bill H3020 passed BOTH ConLaws Subcomm (3-2) AND full House Judiciary Comm (15-7) on Tuesday, April 2; and H3020 is now on the Calendar of the full SC House for April 9:

SC House Calendar for 4/9/2019
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sessphp/hctoday.htm
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‘Fetal heartbeat abortion ban advances to SC House floor after hours-long debate’

The State
April 2, 2019
https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article228682314.html
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H3020 passed full Judiciary Comm by 15 (14 R, 1 D) to
7 (7 D) vote.

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Christians for Personhood

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

ALL Heartbeat bills have a huge “EXCEPTION”

Published by:

Christians for Personhood (CP)
April 5, 2019

In NY Times article below, Georgia RTL supported Georgia’s recently passed incremental child-murder regulation Heartbeat Bill, until rape and incest exceptions were added. For heaven’s sake, by definition, ALL Heartbeat bills have a huge “EXCEPTION” – i.e., allowing the killing of ALL children in the womb who are less than six weeks old !!! Heartbeat bills do NOT “establish Justice” as required by the Preamble of the US Constitution (and therefore inherent in Oath of Office taken by legislators and governors); are contrary to Scripture; and are contrary to a principled, Biblically-sound position of supporting only Personhood, or other legislation which completely abolishes child-murder by “abortion”.

‘Georgia Is Latest State to Pass Fetal Heartbeat Bill as Part of Growing Trend’

The New York Times
March 30, 2019
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/us/georgia-fetal-heartbeat-abortion-law.html

Christians for Personhood comments (cont’d):

Georgia RTL is essentially founding affiliate of so-called “Personhood” Alliance:

National Personhood Alliance | Georgia Right to Life
http://www.grtl.org/?q=national-personhood-alliance

However there are leaders within the Romish/ecumenical “Personhood” Alliance who do NOT only support principled, Biblically-sound Personhood legislation.

In fact, a leading voice advocating passage of the Ohio incremental child-murder regulation Heartbeat bill is a president emeritus of the (so-called) Personhood Alliance: Molly Smith, president of the Ohio affiliate of the “Personhood” (sic) Alliance, called Cleveland Right to Life.

Leadership – Personhood Alliance
https://personhood.org/about-us/leadership

The “Personhood” Alliance leaders are NOT all ONLY supporting principled, Biblically-sound Personhood legislation. That is NOT a position faithful to the Word of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Exodus 20:13
Matthew 19:18
Amos 5:15
Exodus 10:24-26
KJV

Christians for Personhood (CP)
ChristiansforPersonhood.com

Principled, Biblically-sound Personhood Bill (H3920) introduced in SC House, Feb 7, 2019 by SC Rep Josiah Magnuson

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
February 10, 2018


Principled, Biblically-sound Personhood Bill ( H3920 ) introduced in SC House,

February 7, 2019 by SC Representative Josiah Magnuson

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Principled, Biblically-sound Personhood Bill ( H3920 ) introduced in SC House, February 7, 2019 by SC Representative Josiah Magnuson

‘Personhood Act of South Carolina’
H.3920 – https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess123_2019-2020/bills/3920.htm

Sponsors: Reps. Magnuson, Long, McCravy, Burns, B. Cox, G.R. Smith, Crawford, Chumley, Morgan, Huggins, Willis, Hiott, Bryant, Pope, Bennett, Hill, Thayer and Trantham (18).

Christians for Personhood ( CP ) comments:

1) This Bill is the same as S217 introduced by SC Senator Kevin Bryant on January 10, 2017 during the 2017-2018 SC Legislative Session.
[ History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2018 ) ]

2) Christians in SC: Please call / text / email / write / visit your SC House member (https://www.scstatehouse.gov/), and either:

a) Thank them for sponsoring H3920 if they are one of the 18 sponsors above; or,

b) If they are not, ask them to sponsor first thing this Tuesday when the SC House comes back into weekly session, Tuesday, February 12.

3) Christians in SC: Please call / text / email / write / visit SC House Judiciary Chairman Representative Peter McCoy to immediately assign H3920 to the Constitutional Laws Subcommittee, this Tuesday, February 12.

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living unborn baby at eight weeks

http://clinicquotes.com/abortion-at-8-weeks-pictures/


10 Week Abortion (06)
https://www.abortionno.org/abortion-photos/nggallery/page/2

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Additional Christians for Personhood ( CP ) comments:

“Christian” [sic] America is a bloody nation. We have murdered over 61 MILLION (reported) children while inside the wombs of their mothers.  This number does not even include all the preborn children “aborted” (murdered) chemically by abortifacient so-called “birth control”, including birth control pills, which function pharmacologically as both contraceptives and as abortifacients.

CHEMICAL ABORTION
Pastors for Life, Easley, SC, 1996

Every one of these children was created in the image of God, and the unjust sacrifice of their lives is an offense to God, defiling His sanctuary, and profaning His Holy Name ( Leviticus 20:3, KJV ).

‘I AM A PERSON’ – 7 weeks from conception
and “How To Receive Salvation of the Spirit”


The United States is the world ’s third largest child-murder-by-“abortion” country, behind just Communist China, and Russia.

The Biblical consequences for shedding innocent blood include more bloodshed ( Hosea 4:2 ), tyranny ( Psalm 106:37-44 ), invasion ( 2 Kings 17:5-23 ) and war ( 2 Kings 24:1-4 ).  These verses cited are only examples. Read the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, and more.  The Bible is full of promises of blessing for obedience, and judgment for disobedience for any nation, for all nations ( Proverb 14:34, Psalm 9:17 ).  Read Deuteronomy chapter 28 and Leviticus chapter 26 ( KJV ).

America is suffering ongoing bloodshed domestically ( e.g., mass shootings, youth violence, police shootings ), and America is under tyranny from our own government ( financial and civil liberties ).  America is suffering invasion ( 10 to 30+ Million Illegal Aliens ), and America has suffered from involvement in multiple wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Syria ( Iran ?).

Psalm 106:37-44, KJV was cited earlier.  Perhaps the Mercy of God was shown to our country as many Christians in America came to the place of this last verse ( v. 44 ), crying out to God in our affliction, as Election Day, November 8, 2016 approached and arrived:

“Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, when He heard their cry.
  Psalm 106:-44, KJV

‘GOD Has Shown US Great MERCY…What Will We Do with the OPPORTUNITY?
Letter to the Editor / Opinion Editorial
Steve Lefemine, Christian pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
exec. dir./ board member, Christians for Personhood
November 12, 2016 / Edited, Revised November 14, 2016
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2016-11-12-GOD-Has-Shown-US-Great-MERCY-Letter-to-the-Editor.pdf
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2016/11/17/god-has-shown-us-great-mercywhat-will-we-do-with-the-opportunity/

 

After God showed US Great Mercy in the November 8, 2016 Election, are Christians now crying out to God

to Establish Justice for the children being “drawn unto death” ( Proverbs 24:10-12, KJV ) in America’s child-murder by “abortion” centers ?

Personhood is Abolition
Personhood is abolition.  Here in South Carolina, we have advocated passage of State personhood legislation continuously for the last 21 years since February 1998

[ History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2018 ) ].

– South Carolina Personhood legislation up through 2018 has recognized the Creator God-given, unalienable right to life of every human being as a “person” beginning at fertilization, in SC law.

Steve Lefemine
exec. dir., Christians for Personhood
March 15, 2017 [ Edited July 15, 2017 / This title edited January 7, 2019 ]
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2017-03-15-Personhood-is-Abolition-edited-July-15-2017.pdf
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2017/03/15/personhood-is-abolition/

‘For the Murdered Unborn, Incrementalism is Not Justice’
‘Incrementalism is Not Justice for the Murdered Unborn.  Incrementalism Perverts Justice and the Law. Incrementalism is the Regulation of Child-Murder-by-“Abortion”.  Incrementalism is Evil.’
‘In the Sixth Commandment, God says, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV.  Jesus Christ says, “If ye love Me, keep My commandments.” John 14:15.  Establishing Justice is obedience to God.’

Steve Lefemine, Christian pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life aka Christians for Life and Liberty
exec. dir., Christians for Personhood
April 10, 2017
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2017-04-10-Incrementalism-is-Not-Justice-Incrementalism-is-Evil-edited-July-15-2017.pdf
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2017/04/11/for-the-murdered-unborn-incrementalism-is-not-justice/

PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
AND SCRIPTURAL BASIS OF HUMAN LAWS
Christians for Personhood newsletter
Steve Lefemine, Christian pro-life missionary
exec. dir., Christians for Personhood
December 31, 2018 / Revised January 2, 2019
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2018-12-31-SC-Personhood-Act-Scriptural-Basis-Of-Human-Laws-variation-Revised-Jan-2-2019.pdf
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2019/01/01/personhood-act-of-south-carolina-and-scriptural-basis-of-human-laws/

PASS PERSONHOOOD NOW !   Time is running out for America to get right with God.   Psalm 106:37-44, KJV

Steve Lefemine
Christian pro-life missionary
exec. dir., Christians for Personhood
Columbia, South Carolina
February 10, 2019