Category Archives: Planned Parenthood Funding

SC House Non-Concurs with SC Senate’s watered-down, revised six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399 – September 27, 2022; Bill H5399 now goes back to the SC Senate; SC Senate returns for Special Session October 18, 2022

Published by:

Revised and Edited October 4, 2022


https://www.lifecyclebooks.com/usa/product/bookmark-6-week-unborn-child-pack-of-100/

Columbia, SC

SC House Non-Concurs with SC Senate’s watered-down,
revised six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399 – September 27, 2022;
Bill H5399 now goes back to the SC Senate;
SC Senate returns for Special Session October 18, 2022
_______________________________________________

BACKGROUND

On Wednesday, August 31, the SC House passed (67 Y – 35 N; 3rd reading) its version of H5399 “South Carolina Human Life Protection Act” [sic] (see features of Bill below), and the Bill was sent to the SC Senate further debate.

On Thursday, September 8, the SC Senate passed (27 Y – 16 N; 3rd reading) its watered-down, revised six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399, and the Bill was sent back to the House to either: 1) Concur and send to the Governor; or 2) Non-Concur and send back to the Senate for either acceptance of the House version, or if not, then to send the Bill to a Conference Committee to try to work out a compromise; or 3) Amend and send back to the Senate for further debate.

Note: Neither the SC House (H5399) nor the SC Senate (H5399) passed statutory “personhood” (H5401/S1335) language in their respective original Bills.
________________________________________________

CURRENT STATUS

On Tuesday, September 27, the SC House, by a vote of 95 to 11, non-concurred with the SC Senate’s watered-down version of H5399, which the Senate had amended on September 8 into a revised six-week Heartbeat Bill.

The Bill H5399 now goes back to the SC Senate. The SC Senate has been called back to return for a Special Session on October 18, 2022. The SC Senate then must first decide whether to “Insist” on its version of H5399, in which case the Bill would be given to a six-man
Conference Committee ( three Representatives, three Senators ) to attempt to work out a compromise which both the House and the Senate can accept; or, alternatively, on October 18, the SC Senate could decide, to not “Insist” on its version of H5399, but to “Recede” from its version, which in effect, allows the House version of H5399 to pass, and to be sent to SC Governor Henry McMaster.

It is important to understand that at this point procedurally on October 18, A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THE SC SENATE WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO “INSIST” UPON OR NOT TO “INSIST” UPON (TO “RECEDE” FROM) THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO H5399 MADE ON SEPTEMBER 8. There will be a Motion on the SC Senate floor by Republican Majority Leader Shane Massey (Edgefield) either to “Insist” or to “Recede”, and a vote will be taken, without debate (which means no potential filibuster). A simple majority vote determines the outcome.

Back on September 8, when Senator Massey made his cloture Motion at 5:18 pm, to stop a threatened filibuster, the cloture vote was 24Y – 20N **, just two votes short of the required 26 votes for cloture. [ This threatened filibuster was against a version of H5399 which would have banned committing an “abortion” on “a woman known to be pregnant”, but with all the exceptions of so-called life/serious health of the mother, rape/incest, and fatal fetal “anomaly” [sic]. Similar to the SC House version (which did not have a fatal fetal “anomaly” [sic] exception), this SC Senate version, which was not adopted because of the threatened filibuster and failed cloture vote, would have banned approximately 97% (using State of Florida 2020 statistics) of surgical and RU486 “abortions”. It was after the failure of this cloture vote that the Senate Bill was then amended to become the Senate’s final watered-down, revised six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399. ]

** SC Senate Journal – September 8, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20220908.htm

[ Note: The five pro-“abortion” “Republicans” who voted against cloture on the H5399 version which would have banned 97% of surgical and RU486 “abortions” were: Senators Tom Davis (BEAUFORT), Penry Gustafson (KERSHAW), Greg Hembree (HORRY), Sandy Senn (CHARLESTON), and Katrina Shealy (LEXINGTON). The sixth “Republican” who failed to vote for cloture was Senator Luke Rankin (HORRY) who departed (fled?) the Senate chamber about 25 minutes before the cloture vote on “Leave” *** (!?). ]

*** SC Senate Journal – September 8, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20220908.htm

However, in the 46-member Senate (30 R, 16 D), 24 votes is a simple majority.

Therefore, when the SC Senate returns for the Special Session on October 18, THE SAME 24 SC SENATORS WHO VOTED FOR H5399 CLOTURE ON SEPTEMBER 8, WOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO PREVAIL ON A VOTE TO “RECEDE”, AND ALLOW THE SC HOUSE VERSION OF H5399 TO PASS.
______________________________________________________

All that said, the JUST action (Micah 6:8, Amos 5:15, Proverbs 21:3, KJV) for the SC Legislature to take has not been to pass the unjust SC Senate version of H5399, which would ban approximately 52% of the surgical and RU486 child-murders by “abortion” in South Carolina; nor to pass the unjust SC House version of H5399, which would ban approximately 98% of the surgical and RU486 child-murders by “abortion” in South Carolina; but to pass Personhood Bills H5401/S1335 to ESTABLISH JUSTICE and ultimately END AND ABOLISH ALL CHILD-MURDER BY “ABORTION” IN SOUTH CAROLINA. The SC House had the option of amending H5399 with the Personhood Bills H5401/S1335 language on September 27; however the SC House voted only to non-concur with the SC Senate’s watered-down, revised six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399.
______________________________________________________

The SC GOP Platform is a PERSONHOOD Platform:

‘The South Carolina Republican Party Platform’
https://sc.gop/assets/uploads/2021/12/SCGOP-Platform.pdf
Excerpt:

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 ]
__________________________________________________

The Personhood Act of SC 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.

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

_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________

SC HOUSE VERSION OF H5399

The SC House version of H5399 “South Carolina Human Life Protection Act” [sic] passed August 30, 2022 (2nd reading) has these features:

1) Bans “abortion” beginning at point of “clinically diagnosable pregnancy” [ i.e., not at conception ] with these “exceptions“:
a) So-called life/serious health of the mother  [ See DublinDeclaration.com ]
b) Rape/incest

2) Describes ‘Unborn human being’ or ‘unborn child’ or ‘preborn child’ or ‘preborn human being’ or ‘fetus’ with the Creator and Creation-denying Darwinian Evolutionary terminology “organism of the species homo sapiens”  [ See “Homo sapiens” ]

3) Restricts practice associated with in vitro fertilization of “selective reduction” (destroying “excess” embryos implanted in woman’s uterus); does not ban “pre-implantation genetic screening” (eugenics); nor indefinite cryo-freezing of embryos; nor disposal or unwanted frozen embryos; nor donation of frozen embryos for medical “research” (destruction).

4) Does not ban certain “birth control” methods which are capable of functioning not only as contraceptives, but alternatively as abortifacients. Such “birth control” methods are generally, incompletely and inaccurately only called “contraceptives”, when in fact these drugs and devices are capable of functioning either as contraceptives or as abortifacients. Such “birth control” is capable of causing the early chemical “abortion” of human lives by disrupting implantation of these human beings in the uterus at 6 – 10 days after fertilization. Human life begins at fertilization (conception), not implantation.


5) Does not statutorily recognize the Creator God-given personhood of every human being beginning at fertilization, with no exceptions, and therefore does not provide due process, nor equal protection of the laws, and therefore does not establish justice.

6) Would ban approximately 98% (using State of Florida 2020 statistics) of surgical and RU486 “abortions” in South Carolina. This would likely bring an end to all surgical and RU486 “abortions” at the two Planned Parenthood “abortion” centers in Columbia and Charleston, and would bring an end to at least 98% of the surgical and RU486 “abortions” at the Greenville Women’s “Clinic” [sic].
_____________________________________________________

SC SENATE VERSION OF H5399

The SC Senate watered-down six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399 “… TO PROHIBIT ABORTIONS IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ” [sic] passed September 8, 2022 (3rd reading) has these features:

1) Repeals the “Roe vs. Wade” framework in “SECTION 44-41-20. Legal Abortions.” that currently exists in the SC Code of Laws, Title 44, Chapter 41: “Section 44-41-20 of the 1976 Code is repealed.”

2) Bans committing “an abortion on a pregnant woman” carrying a “human fetus” “whose fetal heartbeat has been detected …” [ i.e., protection beginning at approximately six-weeks after conception ], and with these “exceptions”:
a) So-called life/serious health of the mother  [ See DublinDeclaration.com ]
b) Rape/incest
c) Fatal fetal “anomaly” [sic]

3) Codifies State funding of “abortions” for so-called life/serious health of the mother, rape, and incest cases in the State Health Insurance Plan.

4) No State funds “to purchase fetal tissue obtained from an abortion or fetal remains,…”

5) No State funds for Planned Parenthood for “abortions”.

6) Does not restrict practice associated with in vitro fertilization of “selective reduction” (destroying “excess” embryos implanted in woman’s uterus); does not ban “pre-implantation genetic screening” (eugenics); nor indefinite cryo-freezing of embryos; nor disposal or unwanted frozen embryos; nor donation of frozen embryos for medical “research” (destruction).

7) Does not ban certain “birth control” methods which are capable of functioning not only as contraceptives, but alternatively as abortifacients. Such “birth control” methods are generally, incompletely and inaccurately only called “contraceptives”, when in fact these drugs and devices are capable of functioning either as contraceptives or as abortifacients. Such “birth control” is capable of causing the early chemical “abortion” of human lives by disrupting implantation of these human beings in the uterus at 6 – 10 days after fertilization. Human life begins at fertilization (conception), not implantation.


8) Does not statutorily recognize the Creator God-given personhood of every human being beginning at fertilization, with no exceptions, and therefore does not provide due process, nor equal protection of the laws, and therefore does not establish justice.

9) Would ban surgical and RU486 “abortions” in South Carolina beginning at detection of a fetal heartbeat at approximately six-weeks. SC DHEC reported there were 6,279 “abortions” committed in South Carolina in 2021. Of these 3,272 or approximately 52% were committed at greater than six weeks post-fertilization age. So an estimated 48% (approx. 3,000) of the “abortions” committed in South Carolina would continue to be perpetrated under this SC Senate version of H5399.

_______________________________________________
_______________________________________________


‘Open Letter to SC Senate Members: PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA S1335′
September 1, 2022

‘Open Letter to SC House Members: PERSONHOOD: ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA H5401′
August 29, 2022/Corrected and Revised Aug 30, 2022

Prepared Written Testimony of Steve Lefemine, exec. dir., Christians for Personhood,
for SC Senate Medical Affairs Committee – August 17, 2022

Prepared Written Testimony of Steve Lefemine, exec. dir., Christians for Personhood,
for SC House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee – July 7, 2022

Re: South Carolina – ENDING/ABOLISHING CHILD-MURDER (HOMICIDE) BY “ABORTION”
July 10, 2022

 

God says,
“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV

 

ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !

END / ABOLISH Child-Murder by “Abortion” NOW !

PASS PERSONHOOD NOW !

 

“Personhood Act of South Carolina”
S1335
H5401
(trigger law component no longer necessary since Roe overturned now 101 days ago June 24, 2022)
(scstatehouse.gov)

 

Steve Lefemine
Christian pro-life, pro-personhood missionary

Christians for Personhood
PO Box 12222
Columbia, SC, 29211

CP@spiritcom.net

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

April 26: Debate on South Carolina’s Baby-Killer and Baby-Killing Funding State Budget begins in “Republican” Near Super-Majority (65%) SC Senate

Published by:


April 26: Debate on South Carolina’s Baby-Killer and Baby-Killing Funding State Budget begins in “Republican” Near Super-Majority (65%) SC Senate

SC Senate Finance Committee version of H.5150 FY 2022-2023
State Budget Bill
Provisos – Part 1B
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/appropriations2022/sfb22ndx.php
___________________________________

“Republican” 65% super-majority (in both House and Senate) South Carolina Legislature’s Funding of Baby-Killing, Baby-Killers, and SC State Governments OWN “ABORTION” FACILITY ( MUSC ) as usual:

1. Section 33 – DHHS

Proviso 33.12 –
Indicates Medicaid funding of fake “pro-life”, pro-“abortion” HYDE AMENDMENT
to pay for “abortions” in cases of rape, incest, and so-called life of the mother **

 

** It is never morally justified or necessary to intentionally kill (“abort”) the baby to save the mother’s life

“No Exceptions”
Christians for Personhood
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/no-exceptions

 

In spite of 2019 GAO Report that South Dakota had NOT paid for Medicaid rape and incest “abortions” since 1994 (for 25 years); see page15:

US Government Accountability Office
MEDICAID
CMS Action Needed to Ensure Compliance with Abortion Coverage Requirements
GAO-19-159
January 2019
https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/696338.pdf

‘States Flout Abortion Coverage Requirements, Federal Investigators Say’
New York Times
February 17, 2019
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/17/us/politics/states-abortion-coverage-medicaid.html

‘South Dakota hasn’t provided required Medicaid coverage for some abortions for 25 years’
Argus Leader [ South Dakota ]
February 20, 2019/Updated February 21, 2019
https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2019/02/20/report-south-dakota-violating-federal-medicaid-abortion-law/2928240002/
___________________________________

2. Section 108 – PEBA

Proviso 108.4 –
Funding for SC State “Health” Insurance Plan to pay for “abortions” in cases of rape, incest, and so-called life of the mother **

 

** It is never morally justified or necessary to intentionally kill (“abort”) the baby to save the mother’s life

“No Exceptions”
Christians for Personhood
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/no-exceptions

___________________________________

South Carolina taxpayer dollars also fund “birth control”, some of which can cause chemical “abortions”. This definitely includes such funding in Section 33 – DHHS – Medicaid.

SC State Budget line items are sufficiently vague so that it would require an FOIA request to actually find out how much is budgeted to pay for baby-killing so-called “birth control” [child-prevention].  Just another way our SC State Government officials evade accountability to the taxpayers and citizens of South Carolina.

Chemically abortifacient “birth control” *** is reliably estimated to cause multiple times more the number of “abortions” than do surgical and RU-486 “abortions”.

[]

“CHEMICAL ABORTION”
Pastors For Life, Easley, SC
by Richard Cash
1996
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2021-12-17-CHEMICAL-ABORTION-Pastors-For-Life-Easley-SC-1996.pdf

“The Pill” [ Brochure ]
by Joan Appletyon, RN
May 1995
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2021-04-09-The-Pill-brochure-Joan-Appleton-RN.pdf

“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

This broadcast addresses abortifacients and a righteous church denomination Resolution against their use:

‘Do Your Pastors Oppose Abortion? – Should Church Take a Stand Against Abortifacients?’
Generations Radio
Kevin Swanson
Aug 31, 2020
https://www.sermonaudio.com/solo/generations/sermons/8312024191319/

___________________________________

3. Section 33 – DHHS

Medicaid funding of mass-murderers PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Two of SC’s three remaining “abortion” mills (down from 12 in 1988) are Planned Parenthood murder mills.

Recall that the SC Governor’s Executive Budget has two competing Provisos in Section 33 (Proviso 33.25 and Proviso 33.28):

SC Governor’s Executive FY 2022-2023
State Budget Bill
Provisos – Part 1B
https://admin.sc.gov/sites/default/files/budget/FY%2022-23%20Proviso%20Text_FINAL.pdf

Proviso 33.25 (PAGE 360) which does nothing now; key words “once the federal injunction is lifted”. The federal injunction has to do with preventing the Governor from removing Planned Parenthood from the SC State Medicaid program as an authorized provider. The federal court issued an injunction against that.

Proviso 33.28 (PAGE 360) which actually defunds Planned Parenthood, now, instructing SC DHHS not to accept ANY federal funds for “family planning”, which also includes Planned Parenthood funds. Proviso 33.28 is a real attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, now, by instructing SC DHHS not to accept ANY federal funds for “family planning”, which would of course include any such funds for Planned Parenthood.

However, fake “pro-life” Senate Finance Committee version of State Budget only has Proviso 33.25, with make-believe defunding language.

Proviso 33.25 is an example of “Republican” Leadership fake “pro-life” theater. Proviso 33.28 would get something done beginning July 1, 2022 when this new State Budget (H.5150) goes into effect, but Proviso 33.28 is not even included in the Senate Finance Committee version of the State Budget H.5150 !

The fake “pro-life” Senate Finance Committee version of the State Budget only has Proviso 33.25 (see graphic below), with the make-believe defunding language. “Republicans” especially in Leadership are good at “pro-life” theater.  Watch their deeds, not their fake words.  Funding of certain baby-killing and baby-killers continues year after year after year in the SC State Budget !

___________________________________

4. Section 23 – Medical University of South Carolina ( MUSC )

Funding of SC State Government’s own “abortion” facility at MUSC (killed 30 babies in 2020)

 

‘SC State Government’s Own “Abortion” Facility:
Will Near Super-Majority “Republican” SC Legislature Continue to Allow
Taxpayer-Funded Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to Kill Babies ?’
Christians for Personhood
March 9, 2022
https://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/03/09/2-sc-state-governments-own-abortion-facility-will-near-super-majority-republican-sc-legislature-continue-to-allow-taxpayer-funded-medical-university-of-south-carolina-musc-to-kill-babie/
   

  ‘[Video] March 14 – Near Super-Majority “Republican” [sic] SC House does NOTHING
to defund SC STATE GOVERNMENT’S OWN MINI-AUSCHWITZ child-extermination facility
at “Medical” University of South Carolina (MUSC)’
Christians for Personhood
March 18, 2022 / Revised March 20, 2022
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/03/18/video-march-14-near-super-majority-republican-sic-sc-house-does-nothing-to-defund-sc-state-governments-own-mini-auschwitz-child-extermination-facility-at-medical-university-o/

___________________________________

Proverbs 6:16,17, KJV
16 These six things doth the LORD hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

___________________________________

Steve Lefemine
Christian pro-life, pro-personhood missionary

Christians for Personhood
PO Box 12222
Columbia, SC, 29211

ChristiansforPersonhood.com
__________________
__________________

[Video] March 14 – Near Super-Majority “Republican” [sic] SC House votes 72 Y – 37 N to table (kill) Budget Amendment offered to stop FUNDING MASS-MURDERERS PLANNED PARENTHOOD with Medicaid Federal “Family Planning” Dollars

Published by:

Revised March 17, 2022

 

SC House Journal
March 14, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/hj22/20220314.htm
[ To find 73 Y – 37 N Vote, search: “SECTION 117–AMENDED AND ADOPTED” ]
_____________________________________________

 

[ Video ]
March 14 – Near Super-Majority “Republican” [sic] SC House votes 72 Y – 37 N to table (kill) Budget Amendment offered to stop FUNDING MASS-MURDERERS PLANNED PARENTHOOD with Medicaid Federal “Family Planning” Dollars

Fake “Pro-Life” [sic] SC House defeats Budget Amendment #4 offered to Section 117, Part 1B identical to Proviso 33.28 already contained in SC Governor’s Executive Budget, Part 1B, to completely reject receiving these Federal Funds,
a portion of which FUNDS MASS-MURDERERS PLANNED PARENTHOOD

So March 14, 2022, by a vote of 72 Y – 37 N, the Near Super-Majority “Republican” [sic] SC House voted to continue FUNDING MASS-MURDERERS PLANNED PARENTHOOD
 _________________________________________________

South Carolina Legislature
Video Archives by meeting time
https://scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php
Monday, March 14, 2022  1:00 pm
House of Representatives
Begin 6:53:20

 

SC House Journal
March 14, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/hj22/20220314.htm
[ To find 73 Y – 37 N Vote, search: “SECTION 117–AMENDED AND ADOPTED” ]

March 14 – SC House Tables (Kills) Magnuson / Hill Amendment #4 to Section 117, Part 1B, 72 Y – 37 N
[ 72 Yea Votes: 33 “Republicans”, 39 Democrats; 37 Nay Votes: 37 Republicans ]
______________________________________________

 

Text of Budget Amendment #4 offered to Section 117, Part 1B as printed in SC House Journal, March 14, 2022, introduced by Rep. Josiah Magnuson:

Reps. MAGNUSON and HILL proposed the following Amendment No. 4 (Doc Name H:\LEGWORK\HOUSE\AMEND\H-WM\005\DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD SUB.DOCX), which was tabled:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 542, after line 31, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:
/(GP: Family Planning Funds)
The Department of Health and Human Services may not accept federal funds for family planning. None of the state funds appropriated for family planning may be expended to directly or indirectly subsidize abortion services or procedures or administrative functions and none of the funds appropriated herein may be paid or granted to an organization that provides abortion services. An otherwise qualified organization may not be disqualified from receipt of these funds because of its affiliation with an organization that provides abortion services, provided that the affiliated organization that provides abortion services is independent of the qualified organization. An independent affiliate the provides abortion services must be separately incorporated from any organization that receives these funds. An organization that provides abortion services where the life of the mother is at risk and the termination of the pregnancy is incidental to the lifesaving intervention is excepted from the above restriction on state family planning funds and may receive state family planning funds, provided that the physician shall act in accordance with the standard of care to preserve both the life of the mother and the life of the pre-born child.
/
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.

 

__________________________________________

 

[ IDENTICAL, VERBATIM ] Text of Proviso 33.28 already contained in SC Governor’s Executive Budget***, Part 1B

33.28. (Defunding Planned Parenthood)
The Department of Health and Human Services may not accept federal funds for family planning. None of the state funds appropriated for family planning may be expended to directly or indirectly subsidize abortion services or procedures or administrative functions and none of the funds appropriated herein may be paid or granted to an organization that provides abortion services. An otherwise qualified organization may not be disqualified from receipt of these funds because of its affiliation with an organization that provides abortion services, provided that the affiliated organization that provides abortion services is independent of the qualified organization. An independent affiliate the provides abortion services must be separately incorporated from any organization that receives these funds. An organization that provides abortion services where the life of the mother is at risk and the termination of the pregnancy is incidental to the lifesaving intervention is excepted from the above restriction on state family planning funds and may receive state family planning funds, provided that the physician shall act in accordance with the standard of care to preserve both the life of the mother and the life of the pre-born child.

 

 *** Notes: 1) As previously reported here, the SC Governor’s Executive Budget has two competing Provisos in Section 33: Proviso 33.25 which does nothing now, and Proviso 33.28 above, which is is a real attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, now, by instructing SC DHHS not to accept ANY federal funds for “family planning”, which would of course include any such funds for Planned Parenthood.

2) South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is an attorney, and the former U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina; and a two-term Attorney General for the State of South Carolina

_________________________________________________

 

South Carolina Legislature
Video Archives by meeting time
https://scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php
Monday, March 14, 2022  1:00 pm
House of Representatives 

 

Rep. MAGNUSON explained the amendment.
(Begin video time 6:53:20)

Rep. SIMRILL spoke against the amendment.  [ Note: Rep. Simrill (R-York) is a Rock Hill businessman, and the SC House Majority Leader ]
(Begin video time 7:00:25)

Rep. MAGNUSON spoke in favor of the amendment.
(Begin video time 7:03:35)

Rep. SIMRILL moved to table the amendment.

Rep. MAGNUSON demanded the yeas and nays which were taken, resulting as follows:  Yeas 72; Nays 37

_________________________________________________

March 14 – SC House Tables (Kills) Magnuson / Hill Amendment #4 to Section 117, Part 1B, 72 Y – 37 N

[ 72 Yea Votes: 33 “Republicans”, 39 Democrats; 37 Nay Votes: 37 Republicans ]

 

33 “Republican” Yea Votes:

[ This is a vote TO CONTINUE FEDERAL “FAMILY PLANNING” FUNDING for mass-murderers** PLANNED PARENTHOOD. ]

Ballentine, Nathan
Bannister, Bruce
Blackwell, Bart
Brittain, Thomas
Bryant, Bruce
Bustos, Joseph
Calhoon, Paula
Carter, Jerry
Caskey, Micajah
Collins, Neal
Cox, Westley
Daning, Joseph
Erickson, Shannon
Finlay, Kirkman
Gagnon, Craig
Gatch, Gil
Herbkersman, William
Hewitt, Lee
Hyde, Max
Jordan, Jay
Ligon, Randy
Lucas, Jay
McGarry, Sandy
Moore, Travis
Moss, Dennis
Newton, Brandon
Newton, Wm. Weston
Pope, Thomas
Sandifer, William
Simrill, Gary
Smith, G. Murrell
Whitmire, William
Wooten, Chris

 

37 “Republican” Nay Votes:
[ plus Rep. Jeff Johnson by Statement for Journal ]

[ This is a vote AGAINST CONTINUING FEDERAL “FAMILY PLANNING” FUNDING for mass-murderers** PLANNED PARENTHOOD. ]

Allison, Merita
Bailey, William
Bennett, Linda
Burns, James
Chumley, William
Cox, Bobby
Crawford, Heather
Dabney, Victor
Davis, Sylleste
Elliott, Jason
Felder, R. Raye
Forrest, Cally
Fry, Russell
Gilliam, Leon
Haddon, Patrick
Hardee, Kevin
Hiott, David
Hixon, William
Jones, Stewart
Long, Steven
Lowe, Phillip
Magnuson, Josiah
May, Robert
McCabe, Ryan
McCravy, John
McGinnis, Timothy
Morgan, Adam
Nutt, Roger
Oremus, Melissa
Smith, Garry R.
Smith, M. M.
Thayer, Anne
Trantham, Ashley
West, John
White, Brian
Willis, Mark
Yow, Richard
_________

Johnson, Jeff wished to be added by Statement for Journal:

I was temporarily out of the Chamber on constituent business during the vote on Amendment 4 of Section 117, Part IB of H. 5150 (Word version). If I had been present, I would have voted against tabling the Amendment.

Rep. Jeff Johnson
__________________________________________

** Planned Parenthood operates two of the three remaining “abortion” mills in South Carolina (down from 12 in 1988).

The Planned Parenthood “abortion” center in Columbia alone is reported to have exterminated over 55,000 pre-birth human beings from 1978 through 2020.

The “abortion” center in Charleston (1312 Ashley River Road), gave notice November 13, 2017 it was closing. That facility was purchased by Planned Parenthood, and began reporting the murder of preborn children under Planned Parenthood’s name in 2018. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, this Charleston Planned Parenthood child-murder center has reported killing a total of just over 4,000 pre-birth human beings.

So together, Planned Parenthood’s child-extermination centers in Charleston and in Columbia slaughtered over 59,000 babies through 2020. These are the Planned Parenthood child-extermination death camps which the 33 “Republican” Yea Votes above [ Ballentine through Wooten ] effectively voted March 14 to allow to receive Medicaid Federal “Family Planning” Funds, effectively fungible money which helps a recipient child-murder death camp to continue to operate.
____________________________________________

March 14 – SC House Passes State Budget That Sheds Innocent Blood, 2nd Reading, 108 Y – 7 N

Published by:

SC House Journal
March 14, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/hj22/20220314.htm
[ To find 108 Y – 7 N Vote, search: “the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading” ]

______________________________________________

 

March 14 – SC House Passes State Budget That Sheds Innocent Blood, 2nd Reading, 108 Y – 7 N

[ 108 Yea Votes: 67 “Republicans”, 41 Democrats; 7 Nay Votes: 7 Republicans ]

SC State Budget Bill H.5150
FY 2022-2023
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/appropriations2022/gab5150.php

 

Fake “Pro-Life” [sic] “Republican” Near Super-Majority SC House Continues ALL Status Quo Funding of:

1) Child-Murder; and,

2) Child-Murderers [Planned Parenthood]; and,

3) Operation of SC State Government’s Own “Abortion” Facility at MUSC
___________________________________________

“Republican” [sic] Fake “Pro-Life” [sic] “Leadership” [sic] directly combatted and argued against banning funding of mass-murderers Planned Parenthood, and banning funding of certain “abortions” funded by State “Health” Plan, causing de-funding Amendments offered to be defeated.

 

NEVERTHELESS, OUT OF 115 VOTING SC HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES, 108 (93.9%) VOTED ON SECOND READING FOR  H.5150 ON MARCH 14, 2022 [ HOUSE JOURNAL] TO APPROVE SC STATE BUDGET FOR FY 2022-2023 (fiscal year starts July 1, 2022) THAT STILL CONTAINS:

1. Funding for selected “abortions” in Section 33 (DHHS) and Section 108 (PEBA/State Health Insurance Plan); and

2. Funding for mass-murderers Planned Parenthood in Section 33 (DHHS)

3. Funding for operation of SC State Government’s Own “Abortion” Facility at MUSC in Section 23 (Medical University of South Carolina)

__________________________________________________

March 14 – SC House Passes State Budget That Sheds Innocent Blood, 2nd Reading, 108 Y – 7 N

108 Yea Votes: 67 “Republicans”, 41 Democrats; 7 Nay Votes: 7 Republicans

 

67 “Republican” Yea Votes:

Allison, Merita
Bailey, William
Ballentine, Nathan
Bannister, Bruce
Bennett, Linda
Blackwell, Bart
Bradley, Jeffrey
Brittain, Thomas
Bryant, Bruce
Burns, James
Bustos, Joseph
Calhoon, Paula
Carter, Jerry
Caskey, Micajah
Chumley, William
Collins, Neal
Cox, Bobby
Cox, Westley
Crawford, Heather
Daning, Joseph
Davis, Sylleste
Elliott, Jason
Erickson, Shannon
Felder, R. Raye
Finlay, Kirkman
Forrest, Cally
Fry, Russell
Gagnon, Craig
Gatch, Gil
Gilliam, Leon
Hardee, Kevin
Herbkersman, William
Hewitt, Lee
Hiott, David
Hixon, William
Huggins, Chip
Hyde, Max
Johnson, Jeffrey
Jordan, Wallace
Ligon, Thomas
Long, Steven
Lowe, Phillip
Lucas, James
McCabe, Donald
McCravy, John
McGarry, Sandy
McGinnis, Timothy
Moore, Travis
Moss, Dennis
Newton, Brandon
Newton, Wm. Weston
Nutt, Roger
Oremus, Melissa
Pope, Thomas
Sandifer, William
Simrill, J. Gary
Smith, G. Murrell
Smith, Garry
Smith, Marvin
Taylor, Bill
Thayer, Anne
West, John
White, Brian
Whitmire, William
Willis, Mark
Wooten, Chris
Yow, Richard

 

7 “Republican” Nay Votes:

Dabney, Victor
Haddon, Patrick
Jones, Stewart
Magnuson, Josiah
May, Robert
Morgan, Adam
Trantham, Ashley

__________________

March 14: Debate on South Carolina’s Baby-Killer and Baby-Killing Funding State Budget begins in “Republican” Near Super-Majority SC House

Published by:

 

March 14: Debate on South Carolina’s Baby-Killer and Baby-Killing Funding State Budget begins in “Republican” Near Super-Majority SC House

SC House Ways and Means Committee version of H.5150 FY 2022-2023
State Budget Bill
Provisos – Part 1B
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/appropriations2022/wmb22ndx.php
___________________________________

Baby-killing as usual indicated:

1. Section 33 – DHHS

Proviso 33.12 –
Reveals Medicaid funding of fake “pro-life”, pro-“abortion” Hyde Amendment to pay
for “abortions” in cases of rape, incest, so-called life of the mother

 

In spite of 2019 GAO Report that South Dakota had not paid for Medicaid rape and incest “abortions” since 1994 (for 25 years); see page15:

US Government Accountability Office
MEDICAID
CMS Action Needed to Ensure Compliance with Abortion Coverage Requirements
GAO-19-159
January 2019
https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/696338.pdf

‘States Flout Abortion Coverage Requirements, Federal Investigators Say’
New York Times
February 17, 2019
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/17/us/politics/states-abortion-coverage-medicaid.html

‘South Dakota hasn’t provided required Medicaid coverage for some abortions for 25 years’
Argus Leader
February 20, 2019/Updated February 21, 2019
https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2019/02/20/report-south-dakota-violating-federal-medicaid-abortion-law/2928240002/
___________________________________

2. Section 108 – PEBA

Proviso 108.4 –
Funding for SC State “Health” Insurance Plan to pay for “abortions” for rape, incest, so-called life of the mother cases


___________________________________

South Carolina taxpayer dollars also fund “birth control”, some of which can cause chemical “abortions”.
SC State Budget line items are sufficiently vague so that it would require an FOIA request to actually find out how much is budgeted to pay for baby-killing so-called “birth control” [child-prevention].  Just another way our SC State Government officials evade accountability to the taxpayers and citizens of South Carolina.
___________________________________

3. Then there is the Medicaid funding of mass-murderers PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

Two of the three remaining “abortion” mills in SC (down from 12 in 1988) are Planned Parenthood centers.

Recall that the SC Governor’s Executive Budget has two competing Provisos in Section 33:

SC Governor’s Executive FY 2022-2023
State Budget Bill
Provisos – Part 1B
https://admin.sc.gov/sites/default/files/budget/FY%2022-23%20Proviso%20Text_FINAL.pdf

Proviso 33.25 (PAGE 360) which does nothing now; key words “once the federal injunction is lifted”.  The federal injunction has to do with preventing the Governor from removing Planned Parenthood from the SC State Medicaid program as an authorized provider. The federal court issued an injunction against that.

However, Proviso 33.28 (PAGE 360) is a real attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, now, by instructing SC DHHS not to accept ANY federal funds for “family planning”, which would of course include any such funds for Planned Parenthood.

Proviso 33.25 is an example of “Republican” Leadership fake “pro-life” theater. Proviso 33.28 would get something done, but Proviso 33.28 is not included in the Ways and Means Committee version of the State Budget H.5150.

The fake “pro-life” SC House Ways and Means Committee version of State Budget only has Proviso 33.25, with make-believe defunding language.  “Republicans” especially in Leadership are good at “pro-life” theater.  Watch their deeds, not their fake words. Funding of certain baby-killing and baby-killers continues year after year after year in the SC State Budget !

 

Proverbs 6:16,17, KJV
16 These six things doth the LORD hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

__________________________

Steve Lefemine
Christian pro-life, pro-personhood missionary
Columbia, SC

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

 

‘SC State Government’s Own “Abortion” Facility:
Will Near Super-Majority “Republican” SC Legislature Continue to Allow
Taxpayer-Funded Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to Kill Babies ?’

Christians for Personhood
March 9, 2022
https://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/03/09/2-sc-state-governments-own-abortion-facility-will-near-super-majority-republican-sc-legislature-continue-to-allow-taxpayer-funded-medical-university-of-south-carolina-musc-to-kill-babie/