Personhood is Abolition

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Revised June 28, 2021


I understand there has been quite a bit of discussion online recently addressing the subjects of Personhood and the Abolitionist’s approach.

Let me begin by stating, Personhood is abolition.  Here in South Carolina, we have advocated passage of State personhood legislation continuously for the last 19 years since 1998 [ History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2016 )  ].

The current 2017 legislation in the SC Legislature is called the Personhood Act of South Carolina (S.217 / H.3530).

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

In my opinion, we will need to pass Personhood legislation, and then we will very likely need interposition of Lesser Magistrates to enforce it once the law is codified and on the books if the passage of Personhood legislation occurs first at the State level.

Personhood and Interposition are NOT mutually exclusive.  Quite the contrary.

The way I see it, Personhood is needed first to establish contemporaneous statutory or State constitutional legal legitimacy in the eyes of the citizens of whatever State jurisdiction is involved which has determined in their day, to take a righteous stand against child-murder; and then interposition of Lesser Magistrates would likely be needed to enforce it ( keeping in mind none have so far enforced marriage though over 30 States have constitutional bans against sodomite/lesbian so-called “marriage” [ sic ] ).

If Federal Personhood legislation is passed, such as US Rep. Jody Hice’s ( R-GA ) re-introduction of his ( formerly US Rep. Paul Broun’s ) bill, HR 586 [ without  Creator-denying “species homo sapiens” term ! ]                                      (, then perhaps interposition by State officials would not be necessary.  If however, SCOTUS “Justices” further violate their Oaths and Constitutional function by overthrowing legislation such as HR 586, there is the further step available of US Constitution, Article III, Section 2 legislation in which the US Congress has the authority and power to restrict the appellate jurisdiction of the US Supreme Court, such as in HR 2761 which was introduced in the 114th Congress (

For those opposed to Personhood efforts, I wonder how many have listened to, or read the transcript of, the October 11, 1972 Second Oral Argument of Roe v Wade, where the “basic constitutional question, initially“, “critical to this case, was [ and is ] whether or not an unborn child is recognized in law as a “person”.  Once that is done, then the matter becomes legally inarguable; establishing legal recognition of the Creator God-given unalienable right to life of all human beings here in the United States, according to our Federal and State Constitutions, beginning at fertilization, with no “exceptions”.

It is simple, short legislation, applying a present day, inarguably recognizable legal standard, if there is the WILL to do it !

October 11, 1972 Second Oral Argument of Roe v Wade
Audio –

[ with moving transcript ]

Links to alternate edited transcript –,%201972%29.docx

Posting and excerpts below from website [edited]:

[ Posted on the ‘Personhood Act’ page as Item #117. ]

           – Herb Titus is an attorney, constitutional scholar, author, the founding Dean of   College of Law/Gov’t at Regent University
    Mathew Staver is former Dean of the School of Law at Liberty University; and Liberty Counsel founder and chair
    – Judge Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is President Emeritus of Foundation for Moral Law
           April 5, 2016

“PERSONHOOD” is the key to ENDING child-murder-by-“abortion”A plain reading of the 5th and 14th Amendments of the US Constitution, and analogous due process and equal protection language in the State Constitutions [ for example, Article I., Section 3. of the South Carolina Constitution ], indicates that legal status and therefore protection of constitutional rights, is recognized for “PERSONS” in these provisions. The issue of personhood for the “fetus” as being the preeminently critical issue was specifically addressed by a US Supreme Court Justice during the October 11, 1972

Roe v. Wade Oral Reargument.  [ Go to these internet links to both a transcript and the actual audio of the October 11, 1972 Roe v. Wade Oral Reargument. ]



Excerpt from transcript (edited) of Reargument ( October 11, 1972 ) of Roe v. Wade before the US Supreme Court:


US Supreme Court Justice:
“And the basic constitutional question, initially, is whether or not an unborn fetus is a person, isn’t it ?” 
[ p. 827 ]

Mr. Robert Flowers (Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas):
“Yes, sir, and entitled to the constitutional protection.” 
[ p. 827 ]

US Supreme Court Justice:  “And that’s critical to this case, is it not?”  [ p. 828 ]

Mr. Robert Flowers (Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas):  “Yes, sir, it is. … (continued).”  [ p. 828 ]


Child-murder-by-“abortion” could have been ENDED in America 44+ years and 59+ MILLION dead children ago with FEDERAL Personhood Legislation.


Pass Personhood now !

Jesus Christ is King of kings, and Lord of lords;” ( 1 Timothy 6:15, KJV )


Steve Lefemine

exec. dir., Christians for Personhood

PO Box 12222

Columbia, South Carolina 29211

March 15, 2017 / Revised June 28, 2021

Press Release: PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA Introduced in House and Senate

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S.217 Introduced in SC Senate January 10, 2017

H.3530 Introduced in SC House January 19, 2017             


FOR RELEASE:  Friday, January 27, 2017/Revised Feb 10, 2017/Revised Feb 17, 2017


Contact, Steve Lefemine, exec.dir., Christians for Personhood

PO Box 12222, Columbia, South Carolina  29211;

Press Release posted at:


[COLUMBIA, SC] The “Personhood Act of South Carolina” has been introduced once again in the South Carolina General Assembly, in both the SC Senate ( S.217 introduced January 10 ), and the SC House ( H.3530 introduced January 19 ).  The Senate bill was introduced by then-Senator Kevin Bryant, who was elevated to the position of SC Lieutenant Governor Wednesday, January 25, after former Lt Gov Henry McMaster was elevated to the office of SC Governor on January 24 ( following the SC Constitution’s order of succession ) immediately upon former SC Gov Nikki Haley’s resignation after her confirmation by the US Senate to be US Ambassador to the United Nations.  At the present time, the Senate bill ( S.217 ) has 12 Republican co-sponsors in the 46seat SC Senate, which presently has 27 Republicans and 8 Democrats.  However the House bill ( H.3530 ), introduced by Representative Steven Long, currently has 49 Republican co-sponsors in the 124-seat SC House, which presently has 78 Republicans and 44 Democrats.  Principled pro-life, pro-personhood South Carolinians are asked to visit, contact and ask their SC Senator, especially Republicans, to sign on as co-sponsors of S.217 right away.

Personhood legislation was first introduced in the SC Legislature in 1998, and has been active every year since, over the last 19 years [ History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina (1998 – 2016) ].  In 2005, a Personhood Act ( H.3213 ) passed the SC House, albeit with a fatal flaw “exception” amendment, before being killed in the SC Senate; and in 2016, a Personhood Constitutional Amendment ( S.719 ) passed a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee in March, and passed the full Senate Judiciary Committee in April, before being defeated on the full Senate floor in a vote for Special Order on May 11, 2016 ( 24 Senators voted Yes for Special Order, 16 Senators voted No, and 2 Senators voted Present, however a 2/3 super-majority was required by SC Senate Rules, and so even though a majority of Senators voted Yes, the motion failed.)

The “Personhood Act of SC” recognizes the Creator God-given, unalienable right to life of every human being as a “person” beginning at fertilization, in the South Carolina Code of Laws. Senate bill S.217 states:

 “The right to life for each born and preborn human being vests at fertilization.” and “The rights  guaranteed by Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution of this State [SC], that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law nor denied the equal protection of the laws, vest at fertilization for each born and preborn human being.”  [ Section 1-1-330, S.217 ]

The State of South Carolina has the power to enact this law pursuant to the power reserved to this State under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. [ Section 1-1-340, S.217 ]

Legal experts defending the constitutionality of States’ Personhood legislation in South Carolina (2001), and Mississippi (2009), and Alabama (2011), and Oklahoma (2012) are posted online here at:  Go to Item #117 on the “Personhood Act” page.

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“… I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18

Repentance for America’s Bloodguilt Worship Service

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12 noon

First Floor Lobby, State House, Columbia, SC 


This message is about Corporate Bloodguilt and Repentance.  Over the last 44 years, it is reported that over 59 Million children in the womb have been killed by the government-protected sin and crime of child-murder-by-“abortion”.  However, regardless of what human governments sanction, God has already spoken, even writing in stone with His own finger, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).”  Exodus 20:13, KJV.  God’s Law is, always has been, and always will be, Higher than Man’s Law.  Acts 5:29, KJV says, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”  The Lord Jesus Christ says in Matthew 4:4, KJV, “MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.”  God’s Word is for all men, for all nations, for all time.  It is error to say God’s Moral Law was only for ancient Israel.

Indeed, Proverb 14:34, KJV says, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”  Psalm 9:17, KJV says, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”  When it comes to the shedding of the innocent blood of Millions of children in their mothers’ wombs, America stands guilty before God.  Is that not true?

So, does the Bible give us any examples of individual or corporate repentance for the corporate sins of their land?  Yes it does.  I will briefly share two examples: 1) Nineveh at the preaching of Jonah; and 2) Daniel praying while in Persia.

First, Jonah 3:1-10, KJV, preaching to Assyria’s capital Nineveh sometime around 760 BC.  [Read Scripture.]

So at the preaching of the prophet Jonah, the people of Nineveh, from the greatest to the least, repented and reformed.

The Bible says “God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way” and so God did not bring judgment upon them.

Corporate repentance, and corporate reformation, resulted in corporate deliverance from the corporate judgment of God.

Second, Daniel 9:1-8, KJV, in Persia, approx. 539 BC, in the first year of king Darius.  [Read Scripture.]

So Daniel, taken captive as a youth in 605 BC upon the invasion of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, is praying to God approx. 66 years later, expressing repentance for the corporate sin of his people and leaders which led to the Babylonian Captivity of Judah from three attacks, 605 BC, 597 BC, and 586 BC.  Will we follow Daniel’s example?

South Carolina is a State with 1000’s of churches, and 100,000’s of professing Christians, but which has murdered over 382,000 children in their mothers’ wombs 1973-2015.  In 2015, South Carolina’s bloodguilt was further documented.

On September 30, 2015, an Ad Hoc Committee of the SC House Legislative Oversight Committee met on State House grounds, and held its first hearing on the connections between certain SC State agencies such as HHS, which administers Medicaid, and Planned Parenthood and other “abortion” “providers” [sic] as they were called.  First let me say, “abortion” is child-murder, and child-murder is not “provided”, it is perpetrated.  Murder is not provided, it is committed.  Using such bureaucratic language, the HHS director under SC Governor Haley described to the SC Representatives on the Ad Hoc Committee the number of children which had been murdered using SC taxpayer Medicaid money.  His most often used bureaucratic term describing the “aborting” mothers, was “beneficiaries”.  In other words, the mothers were so-called “beneficiaries” [sic] of Medicaid money to pay for the murder of their own sons and daughters.  Although the initially reported number of children murdered was later decreased from 222 to 29, FY 2011-2015, even one murder is too many.

This hearing was reported in the press.  Undercover videos had been released beginning in July 2015 which were widely publicized, exposing certain Planned Parenthood officials outside SC trafficking in body parts of “aborted” babies. At SC Governor Haley’s request in August, DHEC inspected SC’s three “abortion” centers.  On September 11, DHEC suspended the licenses of both Columbia’s Planned Parenthood and Greenville’s “abortion” center for multiple violations, including disposing of bodies of “aborted” babies in a landfill, instead of incinerating or burying them.  The deadline for corrective plans and fine payments was September 28.  Each “abortion” center sufficiently responded to DHEC’s Order  regulating the murder of pre-birth children, such that neither child-murder center was shutdown on September 28 or later.

More evidence could be provided of SC’s bloodguilt, such as the nearly $300,000 Medicaid funding given to Planned Parenthood, largely for birth control, much of which is abortifacient, from FY2011-2015.  God hears the cry of the voice of the shed innocent blood of these murdered children.  In Genesis 4:10, KJV after Cain slew righteous Abel, God said, “What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.”  So the legislative hearing which further publicly exposed and documented our corporate bloodguilt as a State, occurred September 30, 2015.  That was a Wednesday.  The next day, Thursday, October 1, 2015, the rains began.  That evening Governor Haley declared a State of Emergency in SC, and over the five days of October 1 – October 5 came the flooding, deaths, and destruction of what we now know as the Great Flood of October 2015.  I believe God judged South Carolina.

The Planned Parenthood child-murder center is located just about one-half mile outside the border of Forest Acres, which with the breeching of multiple dams, was the location of some of the worst flooding and destruction in the State.

It was learned months later the number of “abortions” at Planned Parenthood went up by over 300 in 2015, causing the entire State to report an increase, even though the child-murder centers in Greenville and Charleston reported decreases.

Am I able to prove a spiritual connection between corporate bloodguilt and the 1,000-Year Flood which devastated this State, costing 19 lives, and billions of dollars in damage, some of which remains to this day?  No, I cannot prove it.  However I can tell you God is not mocked, that whatsoever a man, or City, or State, or Nation sows, that shall that man, or City, or State, or Nation also reap.  I can tell you the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the fear of the LORD is to hate evil.  And I can tell you, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”  Hebrews 10:31, KJV.

Corporate Bloodguilt calls for Repentance.  It is the primary reason for which we are gathered here today.

Source: Message: Corporate Bloodguilt and Repentance (Christian Life and

‘Corporate Bloodguilt and Repentance’ (Audio Message)

‘GOD Has Shown US Great MERCY…What Will We Do with the OPPORTUNITY?’

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Subject:  Letter to the Editor / Opinion Editorial

From:  Steve Lefemine, November 12, 2016 / Edited, Revised November 14, 2016

‘GOD Has Shown US Great MERCY…What Will We Do with the OPPORTUNITY?’

The 2016 Presidential Election is over. The transition has begun.  The Trump Inauguration is January 20, 2017.

GOD Has Shown US Great MERCY.  “Mercy” is when we are not given what we would be rightly judged to receive.

For our national sin of 43+ years of government-protected-and-funded child-murder-by-“abortion” alone, a just and righteous Divine Judgment visited upon the nation corporately, as revealed in Scripture, is for the LORD to give this people “into the hand of the heathen”, such that “they that hated them ruled over them”, and such that “[t]heir enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.” (Psalm 106:37-42, KJV).

In a word, such a wicked, bloody people will be given over, by God Himself, to TYRANNY.  On the eve of Tuesday, November 8, we were looking into the face of an even greater level of tyranny than we are already under – make no mistake – we are already under Divine Judgment for the unrecompensed shedding of innocent blood of 59+ Million (reported) pre-birth children.  Many Christians rightly feared what further oppression might ensue if Jezebel was given the reins of presidential power in the White House.  Many Christians cried out to God for mercy, praying and fasting.  By 3 am or so early Wednesday morning, with the State of Pennsylvania decided, the news came: GOD Had Indeed Shown US Great MERCY.  Now the question is, especially for born-again Christians (Matthew 5:13-16; Matthew 28:18-20, KJV), What Will We Do with the Opportunity?  This Opportunity is also a Responsibility.  Will we truly Repent of our national sin of government-protected-and-funded child-murder-by-“abortion” – and the national corporate bloodguiltiness which is in our midst? (Nehemiah 1:4-11; Daniel 9:3-19; Numbers 35:1,33; Deuteronomy 21:7-9, KJV).

In addition to the US Presidency, Republicans also control the US House and the US Senate.  All three law-making components of the US Federal Government will be in Republican hands by January 20, 2017.  There is NO EXCUSE for the US Congress not to hold House and Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings to pass principled Personhood Bills (such as HR 426 in the current 114th Congress, or if necessary to overthrow US Supreme Court oath-breaking judicial activism and tyranny, HR 2761 – see to establish Justice (as Preamble of the US Constitution purposes) for pre-birth human beings; recognizing the God-given, unalienable right to life of every human being as a person, at fertilization, in law, and without “exception”; because God says, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV.  Senate Republicans will have 51 or 52 seats, although current Senate Rules require 60 votes to stop a filibuster.

Concurrently, States’ Personhood Bills such as South Carolina’s 2015-2016 Personhood Constitutional Amendment (S.719, H.4093 – see and/or such as South Carolina’s 2013-2014 Personhood Act (S.457) must also continue to be pursued [ History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2016 ) ].

The Bible says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: …” (Proverb 29:18, KJV).  We Christians need the spiritual and prophetic vision to call for the establishment of Justice, and the END of child-murder-by-“abortion”, now !

We Christians need the faith, vision, courage, obedience, knowledge, wisdom, and will; to go forth in Christ’s Name (Colossians 3:17, KJV), to do His Work (Proverb 24:10-12; Proverb 31:8,9; Psalm 82:3,4; Isaiah 1:16,17; Amos 5:15; Matthew 22:37-39; Luke 10:29-37; Matthew 25:31-46; James 1:27, KJV), in His Way (John 14:6; Psalm 89:14; Psalm 97:2; Proverb 8:13, KJV), according to His Word (Matthew 4:4; Proverb 14:34; Psalm 9:17; 2 Samuel 23:3; Romans 13:1-4; 1 Peter 2:14; Psalm 33:12, KJV), for His Glory (1 Corinthians 10:31; Isaiah 48:11; Isaiah 42:8, KJV) !!!


The Lord Jesus Christ is “the King of kings, and Lord of lords”, now !  ( 1 Timothy 6:15, KJV ),

Steve Lefemine, Christian pro-life missionary

dir., Columbia Christians for Life

exec. dir./ board member, Christians for Personhood

PO Box 12222

Columbia, South Carolina  29211

[ Note: This letter is posted on the “Personhood Act” page of the website (# 134). ]

Mother Who Miscarried Shares Photo of 11-Week Son as Testament to Personhood of Unborn

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By Heather Clark – Christian News Network


Photo Credit: Tiffany Burns/Facebook

Photo Credit: Tiffany Burns/Facebook


MIDLOTHIAN, Texas — A mother from Texas who miscarried her unborn son at 11 weeks is sharing a photo of her child as a testament to the personhood and perfection of the unborn.

Tiffany Burns of Midlothian posted the photo of her child to social media on July 29, whom she held in the palm of her hand.

“This is my hand holding my sweet baby, Ezekiel,” she wrote. “I delivered him on January 20, 2016. His heart stopped at 11 weeks 2 days.”

Burns outlined that her child, even just a few weeks old, had physical features that clearly showed his humanity.

“He had a heartbeat. Such a sweet sound. He had life!” she said. “He was not a blob. He was not just a clump of cells. He was formed. Perfect. Look at the details. His sweet fingers. Toes.”

Burns called her son a “sweet little missionary” in that even in his death he can show other mothers the reality of life in the womb.

“I am blessed to be his mother. He lived to show others life!” she wrote. “Please feel free to share his LIFE with others.”

Read more here.