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ROE v. WADE Opinion, January 22, 1973: “If … personhood is established, the [pro-“abortion”] case, of course, collapses, …”

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ROE v. WADE Opinion, January 22, 1973:

“If … personhood is established, the [pro-“abortion”] case, of course, collapses, …”

ROE v. WADE Opinion: “If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, [410 U.S. 113, 157]  for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment.”

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United States Supreme Court
ROE v. WADE (1973)
No. 70-18

Argued: December 13, 1971

Reargued: October 11, 1972

Decided: January 22, 1973
https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/410/113.html

Appellee (Pro-Life): Henry Wade, District Attorney of Dallas County, State of Texas

Appellant (Pro-“Abortion”): Jane Roe (Norma McCorvey*)

[ * Norma McCorvey later became a born-again Christian and a leading voice for the sanctity of life of the unborn, and against “abortion” ]

 

ROE v. WADE Opinion:

Part IX

A. The appellee [ Texas ] and certain amici argue that the fetus is a “person” within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment.  In support of this, they outline at length and in detail the well-known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, [410 U.S. 113, 157]  for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment. The appellant [ Jane Roe ] conceded as much on reargument. [FN 51] On the other hand, the appellee conceded on reargument [FN 52] that no case could be cited that holds that a fetus is a person within the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment.  [ emphasis added; identification of parties to the case in brackets added ]

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PERSONHOOD is the KEY to ENDING/ABOLISHING Child-Murder by “Abortion” in America

US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart during the Second Oral Argument of Roe v. Wade, on October 11, 1972:

“And the basic constitutional question initially is whether or not an unborn fetus is a person, isn’t it ?”

continued…

“It’s critical to this case, is it not ?”

[ emphasis added ]

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Audio / ROE v. WADE
FULL SECOND ORAL ARGUMENT BEFORE US SUPREME COURT
– October 11, 1972
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2021/11/18/audio-roe-v-wade-full-second-oral-argument-before-us-supreme-court-october-11-1972/

US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart:

“And the basic constitutional question initially is whether or not an unborn fetus is a person, isn’t it ?”

Texas Asst Attorney General Robert Flowers:

“Yes, and entirely to the constitutional perspective.”

US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart:

“It’s critical to this case, is it not ?”

Texas Asst Attorney General Robert Flowers:

“Yes, sir, it is, …”

[ emphasis added ]

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‘PERSONHOOD and South Carolina Constitutional Law:’
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2021/11/05/personhood-and-south-carolina-constitutional-law/

“… nor shall any person be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws.”

Constitution of the State of South Carolina, Article I, Section 3.

[ emphasis added ]
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South Carolina Constitution
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

SECTION 3. Privileges and immunities; due process; equal protection of laws.

The privileges and immunities of citizens of this State and of the United States under this Constitution shall not be abridged, nor shall any person be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. (1970 (56) 2684; 1971 (57) 315.)

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/scconstitution/A01.pdf

[ emphasis added ]

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‘PERSONHOOD and South Carolina State Law:’
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2021/11/02/personhood-and-south-carolina-state-law

“Murder” is the killing of any person

[ emphasis added ]
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South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 16 – Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 3 – Offenses Against the Person
ARTICLE I – Homicide

SECTION 16-3-10. “Murder” defined.

“Murder” is the killing of any person with malice aforethought, either express or implied.

www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t16c003.php

[ emphasis added ]

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The word “person” is a legal term of art:

Black’s Law Dictionary (2009): Person = “A Human Being”

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PERSONHOOD LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH JUSTICE AND END CHILD-MURDER BY “ABORTION” IN SOUTH CAROLINA WAS FIRST FILED IN THE SC LEGISLATURE NEARLY 24 YEARS AGO IN 1998, AND HAS BEEN ACTIVE EVERY YEAR SINCE:

[ Report ]
2021-2022 SC Personhood Bills, H.3568 and S.381
23 Years of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina
April 26, 2021

History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina (1998 – 2021)
http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/2021/11/10/history-of-personhood-legislation-in-south-carolina-1998-2021/

PERSONHOOD is the KEY to ENDING/ABOLISHING Child-Murder by “Abortion” in South Carolina

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Ignore Roe !

Interpose !
( LesserMagistrate.com )

Establish Justice, Now !

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

PASS PERSONHOOD NOW !

“Personhood Act of South Carolina”
( 2021-2022 Session of SC Legislature )

S.381
H.3568
(scstatehouse.gov)

 

God says,

“Thou shalt not kill (murder).”

Exodus 20:13, KJV

 

ChristiansforPersonhood.com

 

Non-tax-deductible contributions may be sent to:

Christians for Personhood
PO Box 12222
Columbia, SC 29211

CP@spiritcom.net

“Good” is the Enemy of God’s Best: Personhood vs Incrementalism

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“Good” is the Enemy of God’s Best*

Personhood
vs
Incrementalism

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

In South Carolina, Personhood Bills to Establish Justice and END child-murder by “abortion” were first introduced in the SC Legislature in February 1998, in both the SC House and SC Senate, and have been active in the SC Legislature every year since, for now 23 years.

There have been numerous Judiciary Subcommittee Hearings for Personhood Bills in both the SC House and SC Senate over the years ( See ChristianLifeandLiberty.net, RTL Act of SC page, and Personhood Act page; see also ChristiansforPersonhood.com ).

In April 2005, H.3213 actually passed the full SC House of Representatives, albeit with a fatal flaw rape exception unacceptably allowing use of an abortifacient drug.

‘South Carolina House Passes Personhood Bill’ (with fatal flaw)
– April 14, 2005
http://christianlifeandliberty.net/H3213-311.doc

In 2016 (S.719), and again in 2018 (S.217), Personhood Bills were passed by the full Senate Judiciary Committee, and placed on the full SC Senate Calendar. However the Senate “Republican” Leadership did not promptly advance the bills, and ran out the session clock.

S.719
www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=719&session=121&summary=B

S.217
www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=217&session=122&summary=B

As often in years past, incremental, child-murder regulation legislation took priority for the “Republican” Leadership in 2019. This effectively took up 2019, 2020 (along with COVID), and 2021.

Now that the Heartbeat Bill is passed and out of the way, will the Leadership of the “Republican” super-majorities (65%) in both the SC House and SC Senate take up the Personhood Bills already filed in each chamber ( H.3568 and S.381 ) ?

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* paraphrase from Oswald Chambers,
“My Utmost for His Highest”

Incremental Bills that regulate child-murder by “abortion” are not good, they are evil.
Incremental Bills perpetuate child-murder by “abortion”.
Incremental Bills are the Enemies of Personhood Bills.

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ChristiansforPersonhood.com

Two Republican Pro-Personhood Candidates for SC Senate District #20 – Primary August 14: Benjamin Dunn, Christian Stegmaier

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
July 25, 2018/ Revised July 31, 2018/ Revised August 2, 2018


Two Republican Pro-Personhood Candidates for SC Senate District #20

– Primary August 14: Benjamin Dunn, Christian Stegmaier

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There are four Republican candidates running in the August 14 Primary of the SC State Senate District 20 Special Election

Two* of these Republican candidates are confirmed supporters of SC Personhood Legislation:


Benjamin Dunn

Christian Stegmaier

* Note: Both of these men are professing Christians and attorneys.

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The purpose of Personhood legislation is to establish justice for all pre-birth human beings, recognizing  the Creator God-given unalienable right to life of every human being as a “person”, in law, at fertilization, and that without exception, because God’s Word says, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).”  Exodus 20:13, KJV

SC Senate District #20 includes parts of both Richland and Lexington Counties, running from White Rock to Ballentine and Irmo, along I-26 and I-126, thru downtown Columbia, continuing southeast thru Shandon and other Columbia neighborhoods to I-77, and vicinity [ Map ].

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                                          TheStandardSC .org

Christian Stegmaier candidate for Senate Seat #20

by Michael Reed | July 11, 2018
http://thestandardsc.org/exclusive-interview-christian-stegmaier-candidate-for-senate-seat-20

[ Excerpt, emphasis added ]


Christian believes that “life begins at conception.” He says we have a “responsibility to the unborn” and that the “unborn should be protected.” He says in the law a person “can be charged with a crime if we kill a fetus.” He emphasized that abortion is a “federally driven issue” but that the “5th and 14th Amendments say each person has a right to life.”

Regarding the recent Greenville Women’s Clinic news violating state law concerning improper disposal of aborted babies as “medical waste”, he said it was “reprehensible to God’s creation.” Stegmaier emphasized that as a people we must “return to a notion of accountability.” He said he believes in “personhood of the fetus.”

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Letter from Benjamin Dunn received and publicized by Personhood South Carolina ( Gaffney, SC ):

Dunn, SC Senate District 20 Candidate, Pledges Support for Personhood…

Benjamin Dunn
SC Senate District 20

July 24, 2018

Re: Personhood Legislation Position Statement

     This letter is in response to your request for my position on personhood legislation. I pledge to defend all preborn lives, without exception, by granting my full support to personhood legislation if I am elected to the South Carolina Senate. By “full support” I mean co-sponsoring personhood legislation, voting in favor of personhood at every opportunity (including procedural votes such as recall motions, special order motions, tabling motions, cloture votes, and committee votes), and using all positional powers to move personhood forward without delay.

Thank you,

/s/

Benjamin Dunn

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Two Republican Pro-Personhood Candidates for SC Senate District #20
– Primary August 14: Benjamin Dunn, Christian Stegmaier

SC Personhood Bill S217 Update (May 9):

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Christians for Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
May 9, 2018

SC Personhood Bill S217 Update (May 9):
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[ Report sent previously by text ]

Personhood Bill S217 Update (May 9):

The regular 2018 Session ends Thurs, May 10 (present Sine Die Res H5383 indicates there will be two short extended sessions, one later in May, one in June).

/// On Tues, May 8, by unanimous consent request of Sen Malloy, all Senate bills on Statewide Second Reading part of Senate Calendar were Recommitted to their respective Committees. This included S217 Personhood Bill. So if you look at May 8 Senate Calendar, you will see S217 listed (though contested), but if you look at May 9 Senate Calendar, S217 is no longer there, it has been sent back to Sen Jud Comm.

– SC Senate Calendars – https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sessphp/sencal.php

/// Also on Tues, May 8, two bills related to VC Summer nuclear issue were placed for Special Order in Senate (H4375, H4379). There was no Roll Call vote for either bill to be set for Special Order; Sen Majority Leader Massey made the motions, and it happened. This is what CAN happen when there is the WILL to make something happen

/// If the Senate so WILLED to END child-murder by “abortion”, instead of recommitting S217 back to Jud Comm, the Senate could have set S217 for Special Order.

/// If you look at current version of Sine Die Resolution – House Bill 5383 – https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/5383.htm – current plans are for SC General Assembly (House and Senate) to come back into special session May 23 & 24; then to adjourn again, and then come back again June 27 & 28.  Key point: In BOTH periods, authorized in H5383 for consideration by the SC Legislature is “introduction, receipt, and consideration of legislation concerning the V.C. Summer Nuclear units and related matters”

/// The time limits are self-imposed. The Sine Die Res must be approved by 2/3 of each chamber (House approved initial version of H5383 by 110 Y – 0 N vote yesterday), and it can be changed by 2/3 vote in each chamber

/// If SC’s Legislature so WILLED, Personhood could also be in the Sine Die Resolution !!!

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Republican-Majority SC Senate approves State-Funding of Planned Parenthood by 31 – 8 vote – Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Columbia Christians for Life (CCL)
Columbia, South Carolina
May 8, 2016

Republican-Majority SC Senate approves State-Funding of Planned Parenthood by 31 – 8 vote – Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Republican-Majority (27R, 18D, 1 vacancy) SC Senate votes to approve Section 33 of State Budget (2016-2017) with Planned Parenthood Funding (SC Dept of HHS – Medicaid) by 31 – 8 vote ( 3 abstentions )

– Only these eight Senators voted Nay to Section 33 with Planned Parenthood Funding:  Bright, Bryant, Corbin, Shane Martin, Massey, Shealy, Verdin, Young.
(all Republicans – 8)

– These 31 Senators voted Aye to Section 33 with Planned Parenthood Funding:

Republicans (15): Alexander, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Courson, Fair, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hembree, Leatherman, Larry Martin, Peeler, Turner

Democrats (16):  Allen, Coleman, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Lourie, John Matthews, McElveen, Nicholson, Reese, Sabb, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Williams

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Senator Kevin Bryant ( R-Anderson ) publicly states votes No to Section 33 of State Budget because  “that’s where Planned Parenthood funding is.”

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/videofeed.php

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016  10:00 am
Senate — Senate (Session)
Video – 1:41:09

Begin watching video at 54:30

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Senate vote on Section 33 of State Budget, May 4, H .5001, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL:

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/sj16/20160504.htm#p38

The Senate proceeded to Sect. 33, Part 1A and Part 1B, Health and Human Services.

The “ayes” and “nays” were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 31; Nays 8; Abstain 3

AYES

 

Alexander                
Allen                    
Bennett
Campbell                 
Campsen                  
Cleary
Coleman                  
Courson                  
Fair
Gregory                  
Grooms                   
Hayes
Hembree                  
Hutto                    
Jackson
Johnson                  
Kimpson                  
Leatherman
Lourie                   
Martin,
Larry            
Matthews, John
McElveen                 
Nicholson                
Peeler
Reese                    
Sabb                     
Scott
Setzler                  
Sheheen                  
Turner
Williams

Total–31

NAYS

 

Bright                   
Bryant                   
Corbin
Martin,
Shane            
Massey                   
Shealy
Verdin                   
Young

Total–8

ABSTAIN

 

Davis                    
Malloy                   
Matthews, Margie

Total–3

Section 33, Part 1A and Part 1B, was adopted.

Statement by Senators BRYANT and SHANE MARTIN

 

We voted no on Section 33 because of our opposition to funding Planned Parenthood.

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After voting by Senators completed on Section 1 through Section 118 of the FY 2016-2017 State Budget ( Appropriations Bill ), then came the final vote on Third Reading, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

WITH THE APPROVED SECTION 33 INCLUDING STATE-FUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD, the final  Third Reading vote in the Republican-Majority SC Senate for H.5001 FY 2016-2017 State Budget, was 36 Ayes5 Nays.

– Only these five Senators voted Nay to the FY 2015-2016 SC State Budget with State-Funding of Planned Parenthood in Section 33Bright, Bryant, Corbin, Shane Martin, Massey.
( all Republicans – 5 )

– These 36 Senators voted Aye to the FY 2015-2016 SC State Budget with State-Funding of Planned Parenthood in Section 33:

Republicans (19): Alexander, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Cleary, Courson, Davis, Fair, Gregory, Grooms, Hayes, Hembree, Leatherman, Larry Martin, Peeler, Shealy, Turner, Verdin, Young

Democrats (17):  Allen, Coleman, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Lourie, Malloy, John Matthews, Margie Matthews, McElveen, Reese, Sabb, Scott, Setzler, Sheheen, Williams

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THE SENATE PROCEEDED TO A CONSIDERATION OF H. 5001, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL.

Pursuant to the unanimous consent motion adopted Thursday, April 28, 2016, the Senate proceeded directly to H. 5001, the General Appropriations Bill.

H. 5001–GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL
AMENDED, READ THE THIRD TIME
RETURNED TO THE HOUSE

H. 5001 ( Word version) — Ways and Means Committee: A BILL TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS AND TO PROVIDE REVENUES TO MEET THE ORDINARY EXPENSES OF STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2016, TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT DURING THIS FISCAL YEAR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill, the question being the third reading of the Bill.

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/sj16/20160504.htm#p12

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Final vote on Third Reading in Senate, May 4, H. 5001, THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL.
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/sj16/20160504.htm#p100

The question then was third reading of the Bill.

Senator SHANE MARTIN spoke on the Bill.

The “ayes” and “nays” were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Ayes 36; Nays 5

AYES

Alexander                
Allen                    
Bennett
Campbell                 
Campsen                  
Cleary
Coleman                  
Courson                  
Davis
Fair                     
Gregory                  
Grooms
Hayes                    
Hembree                  
Hutto
Jackson                  
Johnson                  
Kimpson
Leatherman               
Lourie                   
Malloy
Martin,
Larry            
Matthews,
John           
Matthews, Margie
McElveen                 
Peeler                   
Reese
Sabb                     
Scott                    
Setzler
Shealy                   
Sheheen                  
Turner
Verdin                   
Williams                 
Young

Total–36

NAYS

Bright                   
Bryant                   
Corbin
Martin,
Shane            
Massey

Total–5

 

The Bill was read the third time, passed and ordered returned to the House of Representatives with amendments.

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Shortly after voting to approve the final Third Reading vote for H.5001 FY 2016-2017 State Budget by a 36 5 vote, WITH THE APPROVED SECTION 33 INCLUDING STATE-FUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD, the Republican-Majority SC Senate proceeded to Adjournment at 11:49 A.M., upon the motion of Senate President Pro Tempore Senator Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence):

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/sj16/20160504.htm#p100

ADJOURNMENT

 

At 11:49 A.M., on motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, the Senate adjourned to meet tomorrow at 11:00 A.M., under the provisions of Rule 1B.

[Note: A Rule 1B Session is a perfunctory Session, not a regular Session; the next regular Session had already been agreed to be a week later, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  See  below.]

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Note: Earlier in Session ( which began at 10:00 A.M. ), Senate President Pro Tempore Senator Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence) made this motion (Note also – it was approved “with unanimous consent):

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/sj16/20160504.htm#p16

Motion Adopted

 

On motion of Senator LEATHERMAN, with unanimous consent, the Senate agreed that, when the Senate adjourns Wednesday, May 4, 2016 it stand adjourned to meet under the provisions of Rule 1B on Thursday, May 5, 2016, Friday, May 6, 2016, and Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  The Senate would meet in regular session on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

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Note: So, The next time the Senate would meet in regular session would be one week later, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
at 2:00 P.M.