Audio of 2005 Committee Hearings
SC Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, May 18, 2005 - S.111/H.3213
Public hearing, no debate or vote
SC Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, May 4, 2005 - S.111/H.3213
Public hearing, no debate or vote
SC House Judiciary Committee, April 5, 2005 - H.3213
Following debate, bill passed favorably by vote of 15 - 5 (roll call)
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According to the language of Roe, if a Legislature will declare the ‘fetus’ is legally a ‘person’ at fertilization, without ‘exceptions,’ Abortion is over !
Neither the Republican-majority SC House, nor the Republican-majority SC Senate, even held Judiciary Subcommittee public hearings on the Right to Life Act of SC (H.3284 / S.313) during the entire January 2007 through June 2007 SC Legislative session, finally adjourning June 29.
And the SC Legislature does not plan to reconvene until January 2008, unless called in for other pressing matters by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate (Senator Glenn McConnell (R-Charleston)) and the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Rep. Bobby Harrell (R-Charleston)) which, according to the Sine Die resolution, apparently does not include doing anything to stop the ongoing slaughter of over 550 pre-birth children per month in South Carolina. (Note: SC’s largest killing center is in Charleston).
The Right to Life Act of SC is a bill perennially active in the SC Legislature which if passed by the Republicans who control the SC House, SC Senate, and SC Governor’s office, would recognize the God-given ‘personhood’ of all human beings at fertilization, and thus, according to the words of the Roe v. Wade (1973) decision itself, would ‘collapse’ the legal argument propping up the evil, barbaric practice of abortion (child-murder). The very text of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision states, “[Texas] argue[s] that the fetus is a “person” within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment… If this suggestion of personhood is established, the [pro-abortion] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”
Remember, it was a Texas law that was overturned in the Roe v. Wade case. Because the State of Texas had not established fetal ‘personhood’ and they had a life of the mother ‘exception,’ for the last 34+ years now, we have had over 47 Million dead (http://www.ldi.org/) by surgical abortion alone, not counting all the chemical abortions by Birth Control Pills, Depo-Provera, Plan B, ad nauseam.
The Right to Life Act of SC, in statutorily vesting legal ‘personhood’ at fertilization for ALL human beings, satisifies the Roe formula published 34 years ago !!! The issue of legal “personhood” for ALL human beings, without exception, is a key to unlocking the 34+ year old Roe v. Wade abortion enigma.
The Right to Life of SC has been introduced in the SC Legislature every year since 1998:
1998 (H.4558 / S.1060); 1999-2000 (H.3135); 2001-2002 (H.3252); 2003-2004 (H.3190); 2005-2006 (H.3213 / S.111); and 2007-2008 (H.3284 / S.313).
The Republicans have continuously been in the majority in the SC House since Jan. 1995, i.e., for now thirteen ( 13 ) annual legislative sessions (1995-2007).
The Republicans have continuously been in the majority in the SC Senate since Jan. 2001, i.e., for now seven ( 7 ) annual legislative sessions (2001-2007).
OVER 317,000 SURGICAL ABORTIONS COMMITTED IN SC, 1973-2005
South Carolina 2005 Abortion Statistics:
Total reported child-murders-by-surgical-abortion in 2005:
6,715 (increase of 150 abortions compared to 2004)
Abortions committed at Charleston abortion center:
(located near Charles Towne Landing)
2,797 (decrease of 38 abortions compared to 2004)
Abortions committed at Greenville abortion center:
(located near Greenville Memorial Hospital)
2,425 (increase of 66 abortions compared to 2004)
Abortions committed at Columbia abortion center:
(located in Middleburg Park, off Forest Drive)
1,460 (increase of 125 abortions compared to 2004)
Abortions committed in ‘hospitals’ statewide:
33 (MUSC-10, Greenville Hospital System-17, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System 4, Piedmont Medical Center-2)
(decrease of 3 abortions reported compared to 2004)
The Right to Life Act passed the SC House, albeit with a fatal flaw rape exception amendment for the abortifacient Plan B so-called ‘morning-after’ pills, in April 2005, and then was killed in 2006 in a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, with four of the five State Senators eligible to vote on the bill being Republicans. The Judiciary Committee Subcommittee was chaired by Senator Jim Ritchie (R-Spartanburg), and included Senate President Pro-Tempore Senator Glenn McConnell (R-Charleston), who is also the SC Senate full Judiciary Committee Chairman.
2007/2008 Session -
H.3284 - http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess117_2007-2008/bills/3284.htm
(35 co-sponsors, 32-R, 3-D, in the 124-member (72-R, 51-D, 1 vacancy) SC House)
S.313 - http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess117_2007-2008/bills/313.htm
(10 co-sponsors, 9-R, 1-D, in the 46-member (25-R, 19-D, 2 vacancies) SC Senate)
2005/2006 Session –
Audio files available on-line, homepage of www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net
SC Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, May 18, 2005 – S.111/H.3213
Public hearing, no debate or vote (36:09)
SC Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, May 4, 2005 – S.111/H.3213
Public hearing, no debate or vote (40:50)
SC House Judiciary Committee, April 5, 2005 – H.3213
Following debate, bill passed favorably by vote of 15 – 5 (roll call) (38:33)
These State bills are a mix of ‘Personhood,’ 100% Abortion Ban, and life of the mother exception bills. However, when it comes to banning abortion, ‘exceptions’ are unbiblical (Exodus 20:13) and unconstitutional.
2007 State-Level Bills Banning Abortions in Eight U.S. States
- AL, CO, GA, MT, ND, SC, TX, VA (16% of States in U.S.)
Revised and updated as of March 29, 2007
(Update: at least Ohio should also be added to this list)
The Bible explains that Foreign Invasion (12-20 Million Illegal Aliens) and War (Iraq) are divine judgments on nations which shed innocent bloodwithout rendering Justice to the Murderers. God requires Justice, and will recompense in blood those nations which refuse (Numbers 35:33).
2 Kings 24:1-4
How long will it take even ONE State Legislature (or the U.S. Congress) to do the one simple thing that has been staring us in the face off the pages of the Roe v. Wade decision for over 34 years, i.e., legislatively declaring legal ‘personhood’ at fertilization, without exception ? ! ? ! ? !
The Father speaking to His messenger, the prophet Isaiah:
“And He said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.”
“Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes;lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.”
Then said I, Lord, how long ? And He answered, Until the cities be wastedwithout inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,…”
Will that be when America finally bans government-protected child-murder in the womb, when “the cities be wasted…, and the land be utterly desolate” ?
George Mason, Virginia delegate, August 22, 1787, in the Constitutional Convention:
(‘Father of the Bill of Rights,’ with Patrick Henry)
“Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant. They bring the judgment of heaven upon a country. As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes and effects, Providence punishes nation sins by national calamities.”
Just as the national sin of American slavery brought God’s judgmentof war upon both the North and South in 1861, so is the national sin of child-murder-by-abortion bringing war, terrorism, domestic violence, foreign invasion, etc., as divine judgments upon our wicked nation today.
Child-murder-by-abortion is a national sin. 9-11 was a national calamity. More and greater divine judgment is coming upon America, unless we repent of the national sin of abortion. If we will not repent of the national sin of abortion, then the America of today will be destroyed, just as God destroyed the kingdom of Judah, with successive waves of foreign invasion in 605 BC, 597 BC, and 586 BC (2 Kings, chapters 24 and 25). We’ve already been attacked on September 11, 2001. What will it be next, America ? What will it be next, Church ? Repentance finally, or further and greater divine judgment ?
As has been said, it’s now Christ or Chaos (then Tyranny) for America …
Repent, Church ! Repent, America !
‘JESUS IS PRO-LIFE’ NEWS CONFERENCE – Columbia, South Carolina
News Conference hosted by Columbia Christians for Life and Voice of the Unborn
Speakers at News Conference (not attended by print or broadcast Media):
Mr. Charles Butler, pastor, Souls Afire Baptist Church, Orangeburg, SC
Steve Lefemine, director, Columbia Christians for Life, Columbia, SC
Johnny Gardner, director, Voice of the Unborn, Columbia, SC
Miss Kim Hendrix
SC Carolina State House
First Floor Lobby
( between offices of Governor Mark Sanford (R) and Lt Governor Andre Bauer (R) )
Columbia, South Carolina
May 31, 2007
Columbia Christians for Life
P.O. Box 50358, Columbia, S.C. 29250 * (803) 765-0916 http://www.christianslifeandliberty.net/
“… I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
‘JESUS IS PRO-LIFE’ NEWS CONFERENCE
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 11:00 AM: First Floor, SC State House, Columbia, SC
Re: ‘Right to Life Act of South Carolina’ [H.3284 / S.313 / www.sc.statehouse.net]
Statement by Steve Lefemine, dir. Columbia Christians for Life:
( www.RighttoLifeActofSC.net )
Good morning, as the 2007 Session ends next week, this is a report on the status of the Right to Life Act of SC, a constitutional bill to ban abortion, not just regulate it, that was first introduced in SC’s House and Senate over nine years ago in February 1998. The bill was re-introduced in both the House (H.3284) and Senate (S.313) in January this year, but unfortunately, neither bill has had a public hearing. This despite the fact that the bill passed the SC House on April 13, 2005 by a vote of 95-18 on Second Reading, albeit with a ‘fatal flaw’ rape exception amendment. Abortion could have been ended over 34 years ago in 1973 by establishing the legal ‘personhood’ of pre-birth human beings, without any so-called ‘exceptions,’ as plainly stated in the very text of the Roe v. Wade decision itself. However thus far, our SC Legislature and Governor have refused to do so. I call on the Republican-majority SC House (73 R – 51 D), the Republican-majority SC Senate (24 R – 20 D w/ two vacancies, formerly Republican), and the Republican SC Governor to do their civil duty and prevent the shedding of innocent blood by passing the RTL Act of SC. The number of pre-birth children murdered by surgical abortion alone in SC increased to over 6,700 in 2005, or 129 per week, primarily in three abortion centers, in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston. That’s four times the number of victims murdered in the VA Tech massacre on April 16th. About 3,300 are surgically aborted every day in the USA.
As I have said before to SC Legislators, according to the Bible, two of God’s end-game judgments upon nations that shed innocent blood are Foreign Invasion and War. Referring to the invasion in 605 BC upon the ancient nation of Judah, which eventually led to the burning of Jerusalem and its Temple in 586 BC, and the death or captivity of thousands of Judah’s inhabitants, the Bible says in 2 Kings 24:1-4 [excerpts]: www.kingjamesbible.com/B12C024.htm
“In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up,…”
“And the LORD… sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.”
“Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;”
“And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.”
Our US Senate is debating an Immigration Bill that would grant instant legal status, Instant Amnesty, to 12-20 Million foreigners who have illegally entered our country. Does this not count as a form of invasion ? How about the attack on 9-11 by Muslim invaders sent by Osama Bin Laden, who is to this day still headquartered, not in Iraq, but Afghanistan? It is God alone Who can bring peace, safety, and security to our land, as seen in Levitcus 26: 5,6. Conversely, the Bible also teaches it is God Who sends enemies against nations which become exceedingly wicked.
Yes, the Bible shows us that Foreign Invasion and War are two of God’s ‘end-game’ judgments upon wicked nations that shed innocent blood, as the US has done for over 34 years, murdering over 47 Million babies by surgical abortion, and more than that by abortifacient birth control. Furthermore, as was said years ago, it is either Christ or Chaos for America. If we continue to reject God’s moral law in our lives and our nation, we will see a growing chaos, that willthen lead to tyranny in the form of the loss of our God-given, constitutionally-protected civil liberties, at the hand of our own government (e.g., presidential declaration of a ‘national emergency’). After all, the Illuminati motto ‘Ordo Ab Chao’ means ‘Order Out of Chaos.” This process has already begun. We reap what we sow. We have not responded as we should to the cries of our unborn neighbors. We have let over 317,000 of them be slaughtered in SC (1973-2005). God has heard their cries, vengeance is His, and He will repay us for refusing to love the unborn as we love ourselves, and to do all we can to rescue them from slaughter, using our time, talents, and treasure.
During this 2007 legislative session that ends next week, instead of Establishing Justice for pre-birth children by passing the RTL Act, SC’s House and Senate have been passing the Ultrasound bill (H.3355); yet one more bill in a long series of bills stretching back to at least 1990 in this state, to incrementally regulate the murder of pre-birth children in their mother’s wombs. To which I say, God’s requirement for Murder is JUSTICE, not Regulation. This Ultrasound bill has been a hindrance, obstruction, and distraction from a proper focus on principled abortion-ban legislation like the RTL Act. As Oswald Chambers’ devotional entitled “My Utmost For His Highest” says, in so many words, ‘Good’ is the enemy of God’s ‘best.’ The Ultrasound bill has been the enemy of the RTL Act. Thankfully, Johnny Gardner and I have been informed that after the Ultrasound bill is over, we will be granted a public hearing for the RTL Act early next year. Still, over 3,900 more SC children will be slaughtered between now and the start of the 2008 Legislative session. Their blood will cry out for vengeance, and SC’s cup of wrath will continue to fill.
Judgment begins in the house of God. It is way past time for the Bible-believing Church in America to Repent. Though we are sorely unworthy, may God in His growing wrath upon the Church and America, remember mercy. But let us remember, that without Judgment, there can be no Mercy. Let’s Establish Justice for pre-birth humans !
SC Carolina State House
Second Floor Lobby
( entrance to SC Senate in the background )
Columbia, South Carolina
May 31, 2007
No King but King Jesus! (Y’shua !)
Declarations and Evidences of Christian Faith in America’s Colonial Charters, State Constitutions, and other Historical Documents during over 375 Years of American History: 1606 to 1982
Consider the Statement of Purpose of the National Reform Association (organized in 1864):
“… I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matt. 16:18
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358
Columbia, South Carolina
July 19, 2007
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