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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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Re: SC Supreme Court Hearing on Heartbeat Law – Oct 19, 2022; Heartbeat Bill vs. Personhood: Planned Parenthood attorney points out SB1 (2021 Heartbeat Bill) “does not treat a six-week embryo as another person.”

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Columbia, SC
Oct 19, 2022 / Revised Oct 20, 2022 / Revised Oct 21, 2022

Re: SC Supreme Court Hearing on Heartbeat Law – Oct 19, 2022; Heartbeat Bill vs. Personhood: Planned Parenthood attorney points out SB1 (2021 Heartbeat Bill) “does not treat a six-week embryo as another person.”

Planned Parenthood attorney points out SB1 (2021 Heartbeat Bill) “does not treat a six-week embryo as another person. If it did of course, you wouldn’t have a rape exception. After birth a woman cannot kill her child because she had been raped. So SB1 itself distinguishes between a six-week embryo and a person”, near the end of the SC Supreme Court Hearing on whether the incremental six-week Heartbeat Law violates the SC Constitution Privacy Right in Article I, Section 10.  

( Begin at 2:46:00 in video of Oct 19, 2022 SC Supreme Court Hearing – https://youtu.be/Jv-6aqO2SnY )

Even the proponents of “abortion” understand if preborn human beings are recognized as legal “persons”, they cannot be killed !  The right to life of “persons” is constitutionally protected.

KEY LEGAL POINT: PERSONHOOD AND THE SC CONSTITUTION RIGHT TO LIFE IN ARTICLE I, SECTION 3. TRUMPS PRIVACY.
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‘South Carolina Supreme Court takes up state’s abortion ban’
ABC News
Oct 19, 2022
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/south-carolina-supreme-court-takes-states-abortion-ban-91733940
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Christians for Personhood:

The SC State Constitution states in Article I, Section 3. “nor shall any person be deprived of life, … without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.”

Regardless of what the SC Supreme Court decides in the Heartbeat Law case, but ESPECIALLY if these justices opine that child-murder is somehow included in the State Constitution Privacy Right, if the SC State Legislature will recognize statutorily the PERSONHOOD of preborn human beings beginning at fertilization, without exception, then the right to life of the preborn will be protected constitutionally by Article I, Section 3. of the SC State Constitution.

Personhood and the Constitutionally-protected Right to Life trumps Privacy.
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ROE v. WADE Opinion, January 22, 1973: “If … personhood is established, the [pro-“abortion”] case, of course, collapses, …” ‘
January 5, 2022
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/01/05/roe-v-wade-opinion-january-22-1973-if-personhood-is-established-the-pro-abortion-case-of-course-collapses
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God says,
“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”
Exodus 20:13, KJV

ChristiansforPersonhood.com
Columbia, SC

 

“PRO-LIFE” [sic] THEATER IN SC: “Republican” Leaders and Media Fail to State Publicly the SAME NUMBER OF SENATE VOTES CAST SEPT 8 FOR H5399 CLOTURE (24) IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED FOR SENATE TO APPROVE HOUSE VERSION IN SIMPLE MAJORITY VOTE ON OCT 18 (Although House Version is Also Unjust)

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Edited and Revised Oct 18, 2022 / Corrected Oct 21, 2022

“PRO-LIFE” [sic] THEATER IN SC: “Republican” Leaders and Media Fail to State Publicly the SAME NUMBER OF SENATE VOTES CAST SEPT 8 FOR H5399 CLOTURE (24) IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED FOR SENATE TO APPROVE HOUSE VERSION IN SIMPLE MAJORITY VOTE ON OCT 18 (Although House Version is Also Unjust)

10/21/22 Correction: Added the words (Although House Version is Also Unjust)

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.
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The State [Columbia, SC]
‘Gov. McMaster says agreement on tighter abortion restrictions in SC “might take some time” ‘
https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article267302977.html
UPDATED OCTOBER 16, 2022

On September 8, 2022, the Senate Majority Leader Senator Shane Massey (EDGEFIELD) proposed a version of H5399 which was substantively very similar to the SC House version, with the primary difference being an additional “exception” to banning the murder of children in the womb. This H5399 version would have banned approximately 97% (using State of Florida 2020 statistics) of surgical and RU486 “abortions”. An attempt to Table this version failed on a 20 Y to 24 N vote.  Since the Tabling motion failed, pro-“abortion” Senator Tom Davis (BEAUFORT) began to filibuster Senator Massey’s proposal.

After only about 20 minutes of Senator Davis’ “filibuster”, Senator Massey called for a Cloture vote to stop the threatened filibuster. The SC Senate came within two votes of doing so. The Cloture vote was 24 Y to 20 N to end the filibuster, but under Senate Rules, 26 votes were needed. There are 30 “Republicans” in the SC Senate. These five pro-“abortion” “Republicans” voted against Cloture on the H5399 version which would have banned 97% of surgical and RU486 “abortions”: 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” *** (!?).

The Senate then passed its watered-down, revised six-week Heartbeat Bill version of H5399, which would ban approximately 52% (using 2021 SC DHEC statistics) of surgical and RU486 “abortions” in South Carolina.

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

‘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’
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2022/10/03/sc-house-non-concurs-with-sc-senates-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-ses/

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. The House version of H5399 would ban approximately 98% (using State of Florida 2020 statistics) of surgical and RU486 “abortions”.

THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE NOT HEARING STATED PUBLICLY BY EITHER THE SENATE “REPUBLICAN” MAJORITY LEADER SHANE MASSEY (EDGEFIELD), NOR FROM THE SC GOVERNOR HENRY McMASTER, NOR FROM THE SC LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR PAM EVETTE, NOR FROM THE SC SENATE PRESIDENT THOMAS ALEXANDER (OCONEE), NOR FROM THE SC HOUSE SPEAKER MURRELL SMITH (SUMTER), NOR REPORTED WITHIN THE ARTICLE FROM THE STATE (ABOVE):

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.
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‘Gov. McMaster says agreement on tighter abortion restrictions in SC “might take some time” ‘
https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article267302977.html
UPDATED OCTOBER 16, 2022
Excerpt:

‘And in an emailed legislative update sent Friday (10/14) by Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, the Edgefield Republican and self-described “pro-life” [sic – supports “exceptions”] senator further cleared up the bill’s chances of passing.’

‘Massey, who supports an abortion ban but ultimately voted for the Senate version of the bill last month after Republicans failed to find enough support for a near-total ban, said the House version “likely endangers” the state’s current abortion restrictions and he therefore “cannot support that.” ‘
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As for Senator Massey’s reported criticism that “the House version ‘likely endangers’ the state’s current abortion restrictions”, that could be quickly fixed by separate legislation if there was the will to do so in the SC House and SC Senate, by repealing Section 44-41-20 of the 1976 Code and amending three other sections affected by that repeal (as is included in the version of H5399 passed by the Senate on September 8). Senator Massey’s excuse for not supporting the House version on October 18 is a smokescreen. The failure so far of the SC Legislature to fix what the SC State Supreme Court identified as a problem two months ago in the very first paragraph of its August 17, 2022 Order could be promptly remedied by passing separate, stand-alone legislation with the cooperation of the SC House and SC Senate.

South Carolina Judicial Branch
The Supreme Court of South Carolina
Order 2022-08-17-01
https://www.sccourts.org/courtOrders/displayOrder.cfm?orderNo=2022-08-17-01

In 1973, the United States Supreme Court recognized in the Constitution a woman’s right to an abortion as a matter of privacy. See Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 153-54 (1973), overruled by Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org., 142 S. Ct. 2228 (2022). The South Carolina legislature responded in 1974 by essentially codifying the Roe framework. See Act No. 1215, 1974 S.C. Acts 2837 (codified as amended in scattered sections of S.C. Code Ann. §§ 44-41-10 to -80) (2018)).1  In 2021, the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act (the Act) was enacted.  See S.C. Code Ann. §§ 44-41-610 to -740 (Supp. 2021).  Section 44 41 710 of the Act provides that its enactment “must not be construed to repeal, by implication or otherwise, Section 44-41-20 [(the codification of Roe)] or any otherwise applicable provision of South Carolina law regulating or restricting abortion.”  It necessarily follows that the codification of Roe in section 44-41-20 remains part of the public policy of this state, notwithstanding the recent Act.  This legislative history, combined with the result in Dobbs, brings us to the current dispute in the Court’s original jurisdiction.” [ Emphasis added ]
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Note: This problem highlights the continued inclusion of the Roe trimester framework in the SC Code of Laws [Section 44-41-20], and is yet another example of the bad fruit of incremental “abortion” regulation laws which have PERPETUATED “abortion” in South Carolina for over 25 years.
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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.

 

God says,

“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”

Exodus 20:13, KJV

 

“Abortion” is Murder. [ https://abortionno.org/abortion-photos/ ]

 

Jesus Christ is Lord,

Steve Lefemine
Christians for Personhood

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

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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].
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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.

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‘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