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SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE EXPLICITLY NAMES SEVERAL PERSONHOOD BILLS IN HIS HEARTBEAT LAW OPINION – JANUARY 5, 2023

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SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE EXPLICITLY NAMES SEVERAL PERSONHOOD BILLS IN HIS HEARTBEAT LAW OPINION – JANUARY 5, 2023

SC Supreme Court Justice John Few’s Opinion documents the repeated failure of the
SC General Assembly over the course of years to pass Personhood legislation;
plus the continued existence today of the Roe framework in the SC Code of Laws,
which was added to the SC Code by the SC Legislature in 1974
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Selected specific Personhood Bills named in Justice John Few’s Opinion:

S.129 (2015) [pp. 75, 76] “… would have added a new section to Title 1 of the Code – “Administration of the Government” – providing, “The right to life for each born and preborn human being vests at fertilization.” “

S.1335 (2022) [p. 76] “(proposed but not adopted legislation adding a new section to Title 16 – “Criminal Code” – providing, “The right to life for each born and preborn human being is inherent and unalienable beginning at fertilization”)…”

H.5401 (2022) [p. 76] “(proposed but not adopted legislation adding a new section to Title 16 – “Criminal Code” – providing, “The General Assembly finds that a human being is a person at fertilization”)…”

S.381 (2021) [p. 76]

H.3568 (2021) [p. 76]

H.3920 (2019) [p. 76]

S.217 (2017) [p. 76]

H.3530 (2017) [p. 76]
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“Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. State of South Carolina, et al.”
 Opinion No. 28127 / Pages 75, 76
https://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/28127.pdf


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Justice John Few (pp. 75, 76):

“For years, a minority of the General Assembly attempted to enact legislation banning abortion altogether. See, e.g., S.129, 121st Gen. Assemb., Reg. Sess. (S.C. 2015). Those “personhood bills” – based on what would have become a legislative finding that human life begins at conception [FN 53] – consistently failed to gain majority support. [FN 54]”  [emphasis added]

See also personhood/person references by Justice John Few on pp. 77, 80.

Justice John Few (p. 90):

“In 1974 – in response to Roe – the General Assembly enacted an expansive statutory right to abortion, making any abortion legal up to the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. Act No. 1215, 1974 S.C. Acts 2837, 2838-39. That statutory right to – or opportunity for – abortion is actually still the law. See § 44-41-20(a)-(b).”
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“Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. State of South Carolina, et al.”
 Opinion No. 28127 / Page 90
https://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/28127.pdf

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Christians for Personhood:

Chapter 41 “Abortions” of Title 44 of SC Code of Laws should be repealed; child-murder by “abortion” should be ENDED, not incrementally “regulated” !
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No Personhood Bill has ever been fully passed, in 24 straight years of these bills being filed in the SC Legislature, 1998 to 2022. The most progress achieved was passage of a Personhood bill by the full SC House in 2005, albeit with a fatal flaw rape exception
allowing use of an abortifacient drug [There are no exceptions to “personhood”, none. ]. In the SC Senate, Personhood legislation was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee in both 2016 and 2018, and in each year, placed on the Senate Calendar where the bills subsequently died.
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This is the 24 year history of principled Personhood legislation, never fully passed by the SC Legislature, which has led now to the ongoing post-Dobbs slaughter of an estimated 3,000 unborn children in SC in the 198 Days since Roe was overturned
(a/o 1/8/2023):

History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2022 )
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/2022-12-05-History-of-Personhood-Legislation-in-South-Carolina-1998-2022.pdf
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SC Supreme Court Opinion:

“Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. State of South Carolina, et al.”


Heard (Argued) – Oct 19, 2022

Filed – January 5, 2023

SC Heartbeat Law ruled unconstitutional

Decision: 3 ( Kaye Hearn, Donald Beatty, John Few ) to 2 ( John Kittredge, George James, Jr. )

Opinion No. 28127

https://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/28127.pdf
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ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !

PASS PERSONHOOD NOW !

THE KEY TO ENDING CHILD-MURDER BY “ABORTION” IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND IN AMERICA IS TO CODIFY THE CREATOR GOD-GIVEN, INHERENT, UNALIENABLE, NATURAL PERSONHOOD OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS, AS LEGAL PERSONHOOD, IN LAW, AT FERTILIZATION, AND THAT WITHOUT EXCEPTION, BECAUSE …

GOD SAYS,

“THOU SHALT NOT KILL (MURDER).”


EXODUS 20:13, KJV

Steve Lefemine
Christians for Personhood

ChristiansforPersonhood.com
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The SC Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM:

The South Carolina Republican Party Platform

https://sc.gop/assets/uploads/2022/09/SCGOP-Platform.pdf
Excerpt:

Article II – To Establish Justice

The Right to Life

“We believe the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection applies to unborn children.
Unborn children should be classified as legal persons not as legal property.”
[ Emphasis added ]
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Blacks Law Dictionary (2009): Person = A Human Being
person.
A human being. Also termed natural person.

The Personhood Act of SC (2022 Session – H5401/S1335) recognizes the Creator God-given,
inherent, unalienable right to life of every human being as a natural person, codified in SC law as a legal person, beginning at fertilization, with no exceptions, because God says, Thou shalt not kill (murder). Exodus 20:13, KJV.
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The South Carolina Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM !

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The South Carolina Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM !

Outline
1. South Carolina Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM
2. Black’s Law Dictionary: Person = “A Human Being”
3. The Personhood Act of SC
4. History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2022 )
5. William Blackstone – Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769)
6. Declaration of Independence (1776)
7. University of South Carolina (USC) Law School History: Reconstruction Era (1867-1877)
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The SC Republican Party Platform is a PERSONHOOD PLATFORM:

“The South Carolina Republican Party Platform”
https://sc.gop/assets/uploads/2022/09/SCGOP-Platform.pdf
Excerpt:

Article II – To Establish Justice
The Right to Life

“We believe the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection applies to unborn children.
Unborn children should be classified as legal persons not as legal property.”
[ Emphasis added ]

   


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

The Personhood Act of SC (2022 Session – 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.

History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2022 )
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William Blackstone
Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769)
[ excerpts, emphasis added ]

INTRODUCTION
Sect. 2:  Of the Nature of Laws in General

“The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the holy scriptures.”

“Yet undoubtedly the revealed law is of infinitely more authenticity than that moral system, which is framed by ethical writers, and denominated the natural law. Because one is the law of nature, expressly declared so to be by God himself; the other is only what, by the assistance of human reason, we imagine to be that law. If we could be as certain of the latter as we are of the former, both would have an equal authority; but, till then, they can never be put in any competition together.”

“Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these.”

http://christianlifeandliberty.net/Blackstones-Commentaries-1863-Introduction-Section-II-Of-the-Nature-of-Laws-in-General-pp-title-25-28-29.pdf
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In other words, Blackstone’s Commentaries, which were used before, and for 100 years after, the American Revolution (1776-1783) to train lawyers in the United States, said all human laws” are to be inviolate of the Laws of Nature and the Word of God, the Bible !!!

William Blackstone
Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769)
[ excerpts, emphasis added ]

INTRODUCTION
Sect. 2:  Of the Nature of Laws in General

“To instance in the case of murder: this is expressly forbidden by the divine, and demonstrably by the natural law; and, from these prohibitions, arises the true unlawfulness of this crime. … Nay, if any human law should allow or injoin us to commit it, we are bound to transgress that human law, or else we must offend both the natural and the divine.”
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Declaration of Independence
In Congress, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –
[ emphasis added ]

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript
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Blackstone’s Commentaries: “… the law of nature and the law of revelation”

In the decade before the first shots of the American Revolution (War for American Independence) were fired on the green (common) at Lexington (Mass.) on April 19, 1775, English jurist William Blackstone published his four books of Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769).  “The Commentaries were long regarded as the leading work on the development of English law and played a role in the development of the American legal system.”  “The Commentaries are often quoted as the definitive pre-Revolutionary source of common law by United States courts.”  “For decades, a study of the Commentaries was required reading for all first year law students.” Blackstone’s Commentaries were used before, and for approximately 100 years after, the American Revolution (1776-1783) to train lawyers in the United States, including at the University of South Carolina School of Law during part of the Reconstruction Era (1867-1877) after the USC Law School opened in 1867.

 

The University of South Carolina Law School curriculum included Blackstone’s Commentaries at times during period 1867-1877:

USC Law School History: Reconstruction Era (1867-1877)  [excerpts, emphasis added]

“The University of South Carolina School of Law was established as one of ten academic schools when South Carolina College was reorganized as the University of South Carolina in 1865 and 1866.  The Board of Trustees elected twenty-seven year old South Carolina attorney Alexander Cheves Haskell as the first professor of law and the law school opened on October 7, 1867. Professor Haskell developed his own system of leading the junior class through a course in Blackstone’s Commentaries and the senior class through a course on Stephens’ Pleading. …” [ continued ]

USC Law School History: Reconstruction Era (1867-1877)  [excerpts, emphasis added]  [continued]

“From the opening of the law school in October 1867 until the death of Professor Melton on December 4, 1875, classes were held in the University Library, now the South Caroliniana Library, and DeSaussure College. … The Board of Trustees chose Franklin J. Moses, Sr., the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina, as Melton’s successor.  Under Moses the curriculum of the law school was modified to place a heavy emphasis on Blackstone’s Commentaries and Kent’s Lectures.
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ANYTHING LESS THAN PERSONHOOD IS NOTEqual Justice Under Law”.

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ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !

PASS PERSONHOOD NOW !

 

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

 

This battle in the United States of America for the Sanctity of the Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable, right to life of ALL human beings as natural persons, beginning at fertilization, was not over on June 24, 2022 when the US Supreme Court issued the Dobbs ruling and Opinion; and it will not be over until Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable, natural PERSONHOOD, at fertilization, with no exceptions, is recognized and established in the State Constitutions of all 50 States, and in the Constitution of the United States, SO HELP US GOD; because God says, “Thou Shalt Not Kill (Murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV.

Christians for Personhood
Columbia, South Carolina

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

 

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Seven Pro-“Abortion” “Republican” Senators Voted with 16 Democrats, 23 Y – 21 N to Table (Kill) Conference Committee H5399 Report Which Would Have Banned 98% of Surgical/RU486 “Abortions” in SC; These Seven Effectively Voted to Perpetuate Mass Genocide by “Abortion” at South Carolina’s Three Child-Murder Centers***

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SC Senate
Columbia, SC
November 9, 2022

Seven Pro-“Abortion” “Republican” Senators Voted with 16 Democrats,
23 Y – 21 N to Table (Kill) Conference Committee H5399 Report Which
Would Have Banned 98% of Surgical/RU486 “Abortions” in SC;
These Seven Effectively Voted to Perpetuate Mass Genocide by “Abortion”
at South Carolina’s Three Child-Murder Centers***
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Seven Pro-“Abortion” “Republican” South Carolina State Senators:

Tom Davis (BEAUFORT)

Penry Gustafson (KERSHAW)

Greg Hembree (HORRY)

Shane Massey (EDGEFIELD)

Sandy Senn (CHARLESTON)

Katrina Shealy (LEXINGTON)

Tom Young (AIKEN)

Notes:
1) Chip Campsen (R-CHARLESTON) was on Leave and so did not cast a vote.

2) Leave for Luke Rankin (R-HORRY) was granted about 2 1/2 hours after the beginning of the Senate Session; it is presently undetermined whether he was physically present or not for the 23 Y – 21 N vote to Table H5399.

3) If just one Senator of the 23 who voted Yes to Table (kill) the H5399 Conference Report had instead voted No, the vote would have been a 22 Y – 22 N tie, and the Tabling motion would have failed.
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SC Senate Journal
November 9, 2022
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20221109.htm

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Video
H5399 Conference Committee Meeting
10 am, November 9, 2022
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php?key=12558&part=1
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Video
SC Senate Chamber
11am, November 9, 2022
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php?key=12557&part=1
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God says,
“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV
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*** 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.

Neither the SC House nor the SC Senate versions of H5399 establish legal recognition of Personhood for preborn children at fertilization, and therefore neither version provides for equal protection of the laws, and therefore neither version establishes Justice. The just course of action for the SC House and SC Senate to take has been to pass the Personhood Act of SC (H5401 / S1335), not H5399. With only now three plus days left in the 2022 SC Legislative Session (until November 13) as of today, November 10 [ 139 Days after the overturn of Roe v Wade on June 24, 2022 ], Free Conference powers would have to be granted to the Conference Committee by a super-majority of each chamber to authorize striking the current language and amending H5399 with the language of Personhood Bills H5401 / S1335. In lieu of further action upon H5399 by the Conference Committee, or by the SC Senate, H5399 is dead for the 2022 SC Legislative Session, with no further likely legislative action to ban child-murder/sacrifice by “abortion” in South Carolina until January 2023 at the earliest. 
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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 ]
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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.

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ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !

PASS PERSONHOOD

H5401, S1335
(scstatehouse.gov)

 

God says,

“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”

Exodus 20:13, KJV

 

This battle in the United States of America for the Sanctity of the Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable, right to life of ALL human beings as natural persons, beginning at fertilization, was not over on June 24, 2022 when the US Supreme Court issued the Dobbs ruling and Opinion; and it will not be over until Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable, natural PERSONHOOD, at fertilization, with no exceptions, is recognized and established in the State Constitutions of all 50 States, and in the Constitution of the United States, SO HELP US GOD; because God says, “Thou Shalt Not Kill (Murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV.

Christians for Personhood
Columbia, South Carolina

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

 

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Pre-1970 “Abortion” Law in SC was Stronger Than Heartbeat Law, Stronger Than Both SC House and SC Senate versions of H5399; However Did Not Establish Personhood

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Pre-1970 “Abortion” Law in SC was Stronger Than Heartbeat Law,
Stronger Than Both SC House and SC Senate versions of H5399;
However Did Not Establish Personhood

Pre-1970 “Abortion” Law in SC

See below the pre-1970 South Carolina Law code sections criminalizing “abortion” with no exceptions in the case of pre “quickening” babies [SC Code Section 16-83]; and with one exception in the case of post “quickening” babies [SC Code Section 16-82]. There was also a separate, specific code section criminalizing the woman who solicits for an abortion, with one exception [SC Code Section 16-84].

Code of Laws Of South Carolina – 1962
Title 16.  –  CRIMES AND OFFENSES.
Chapter 3.  –  OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON.
Article 4.  –  Rape, Abortion, etc.


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Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1962
Pre-1970 “Abortion” Law in South Carolina
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/Code-Of-Laws-Of-South-Carolina-1962-Volume-4-Title-16-Abortion.pdf
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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.

Neither the SC House nor the SC Senate versions of H5399 establish legal recognition of Personhood for preborn children at fertilization, and therefore neither version provides for equal protection of the laws, and therefore neither version establishes Justice. The just course of action for the SC House and SC Senate to take is to pass the Personhood Act of SC (H5401 / S1335), not H5399. At this juncture in the legislative process, Free Conference powers would have to be granted to the Conference Committee by a super-majority of each chamber to authorize striking the current language and amending H5399 with the language of Personhood Bills H5401 / S1335.
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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 ]
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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.

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ESTABLISH JUSTICE NOW !

PASS PERSONHOOD

H5401, S1335
(scstatehouse.gov)

 

God says,

“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”

Exodus 20:13, KJV

 

This battle in the United States of America for the Sanctity of the Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable, right to life of ALL human beings as natural persons, beginning at fertilization, was not over on June 24, 2022 when the US Supreme Court issued the Dobbs ruling and Opinion; and it will not be over until Creator God-given, inherent, unalienable, natural PERSONHOOD, at fertilization, with no exceptions, is recognized and established in the State Constitutions of all 50 States, and in the Constitution of the United States, SO HELP US GOD; because God says, “Thou Shalt Not Kill (Murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV.

Christians for Personhood
Columbia, South Carolina

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

 

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Will “Republican” Senator Massey vote for Senator Cash’s H5399 Conference Committee proposal ? If so, will the SC Senate have just the 24 cloture votes [ i.e., now not 26 ] needed to stop a filibuster on a Conference Report ?

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Will “Republican” Senator Shane Massey vote for Senator Richard Cash‘s H5399 Conference Committee proposal ?
If so, will the SC Senate have just the 24 cloture votes [ i.e., now not 26 ] needed to stop a filibuster on a Conference Report ?

H5399 House-Senate Conference Committee meets again November 9; the 2022 Legislative Session ends November 13

Senator Massey almost immediately after being elected chairman of the Conference Committee (11/1/22) stated:

“It is clear to me that the Senate does not have the votes for a ban earlier than six weeks.”
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SIX (6) “REPUBLICAN” SENATORS DID NOT VOTE FOR CLOTURE ON SEPTEMBER 8: Davis (BEAUFORT), Gustafson (KERSHAW), Hembree (HORRY), Rankin (HORRY), Senn (Charleston), Shealy (LEXINGTON)

These are the FACES of the Five (5) “Republican” Senators whose votes September 8 PERPETUATED Mass Genocide by “Abortion” in South Carolina’s Death Camps; and of Senator Luke Rankin who suddenly departed (fled?) the Senate Chamber on “Leave” before the critical vote that day

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

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*** THESE TWELVE (12) “REPUBLICAN” SENATORS PRESENT DID NOT VOTE TO RECEDE FROM SENATE VERSION ON OCTOBER 18:
Bennett (DORCHESTER), Campsen (CHARLESTON), Cromer (NEWBERRY), Davis (BEAUFORT), Gustafson (KERSHAW), Hembree (HORRY), M. Johnson (YORK), Massey (EDGEFIELD), Rankin (HORRY), Senn (Charleston), Shealy (LEXINGTON), Young (AIKEN)

SC Senate in Effect Refuses to Even Shut Down Any “Abortion” Centers in South Carolina, by a vote of 17 Y to 26 N (3 Not Voting)

SC Senate Journal October 18, 2022
https://scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20221018.htm

*** THESE 12 “REPUBLICAN” SENATORS ARE ALREADY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERPETUATION OF MASS GENOCIDE BY “ABORTION” IN SOUTH CAROLINA’S CHILD-EXTERMINATION CENTERS.
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Note: Neither the SC House nor the SC Senate versions of H5399 establish legal recognition of Personhood for preborn children at fertilization, and therefore neither version provides for equal protection of the laws, and therefore neither version establishes Justice. The just course of action for the SC House and SC Senate to take is to pass the Personhood Act of SC (H5401 / S1335), not H5399. At this juncture in the legislative process, Free Conference powers would have to be granted to the Conference Committee by a super-majority of each chamber to authorize striking the current language and amending H5399 with the language of Personhood Bills H5401 / S1335.
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WLTX – News19
South Carolina abortion committee presents two compromise proposals
Nov 1, 2022
“It’s clear to me the Senate doesn’t have the votes to pass a ban earlier than six weeks,” [Senator] Massey said.
“The question is do we want to pass something. If we want to pass something it gonna have to be after six weeks.” [emphasis added]

Post and Courier
SC legislators remain at impasse over abortion ban days before proposal expires
Nov 1, 2022
‘Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, reiterated what he’s said since the Senate’s floor debate in September: There are not enough votes in his chamber to ban abortions earlier than six weeks.’  [emphasis added]

WIS – News10
SC GOP lawmakers remain locked in stalemate over tighter abortion restrictions
Nov 1, 2022
‘Two Republicans, Rep. John McCravy of Greenwood County and Sen. Richard Cash of Anderson County, proposed bills to ban abortion from conception, using the House version as their foundations but including exceptions and some elements from the less-restrictive Senate bill.’

‘But Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey reiterated several times during Tuesday’s meeting that not enough Republicans will vote for that more restrictive bill to pass it in the Senate.’  [emphasis added]

‘The committee plans to meet again on Nov. 9, the morning after Election Day, to give working out on a compromise another shot.’

‘But even if they do reach an agreement, that essentially leaves them with the rest of Wednesday and Thursday, before the Veterans Day holiday on Friday and the deadline of Sunday, to get it approved by majority votes in both chambers of the General Assembly.’

‘If they do not beat that deadline, lawmakers would have to wait until the new legislative session begins in January to reintroduce abortion legislation.’
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November 1, 2022 – Day 130 after Dobbs Decision:

Conference Committee for H5399
Gressette Building, State House Grounds
Columbia, SC

Archived Video
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php?key=12548&part=1
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Three take-aways from Conference Committee meeting Tuesday, November 1:

1) Senator Massey (“R” – Edgefield) repeatedly stated how certain he is the Senate does not have the votes to pass an “abortion” ban earlier than at six weeks (even though a simple majority of 24 Senators (out of 46) did vote for Massey’s cloture motion at 5:18pm on September 8 to stop a filibuster against a Senate version that did just that).

These are the FACES of the Five (5) “Republican” Senators whose votes September 8 PERPETUATED Mass Genocide by “Abortion” in South Carolina’s Death Camps; and of Senator Luke Rankin who suddenly departed (fled?) the Senate Chamber on “Leave” before the critical vote that day

(Massey claimed during this November 1 meeting there were 24 votes on September 8 only because some Senators knew there would not be the 26 votes needed for cloture to succeed !).

2) Representative McCravy (R – Greenwood) offered a proposal for the Conference Committee to consider that would ban “abortions” after a pregnancy is diagnosed (not at conception), and included all the exceptions, and repeals current SC Code Section 44-41-20, which the SC Supreme Court August 17, 2022 Order identified as the codification of Roe v Wade still present in SC Law.

3) Senator Cash (R – Anderson) offered a proposal for the Conference Committee to consider that would ban “abortions” after a pregnancy is diagnosed (not at conception), and included all exceptions EXCEPT for the so-called fatal fetal “anomaly” exception, and repeals current SC Code Section 44-41-20, which the SC Supreme Court August 17, 2022 Order identified as the codification of Roe v Wade still present in SC Law.
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There are also some other differences between the McCravy and Cash proposals; the McCravy proposal essentially including what is allowed under House Rules for a Conference Committee Report without Free Conference powers; and the Cash proposal
essentially including what is allowed under Senate Rules for a Conference Committee Report without Free Conference powers. However, there are differences between the House and Senate interpretations regarding what is allowed in a Conference Committee Report. (Free Conference powers, if granted by a super-majority of each chamber, allows the Conference Committee to have greater liberty in what they can propose as a compromise.)
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Neither the SC House nor the SC Senate versions of H5399 establish Justice. Without the legal recognition of Personhood for preborn children at fertilization, neither version provides for equal protection of the laws, and are therefore unjust pieces of legislation. The just course of action for the SC House and SC Senate to take is to pass the Personhood Act of SC (H5401 / S1335), not H5399.

 

“Without Virtue There Can Be No Liberty” – Founder* Benjamin Rush:
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/10/24/without-virtue-there-can-be-no-liberty-founder-benjamin-rush/

https://abortionno.org/abortion-photos/

 

God says,
“THOU SHALT NOT KILL (MURDER).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV

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