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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- REPENTANCE FOR AMERICA’S BLOODGUILT OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE – Exodus 20:13
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Difference of just FOUR SC Senators forcing South Carolina to continue to FUND State Health Insurance Plan abortions
If just FOUR SC Senators out of the 24 who voted to force Christian pro-life taxpayers to pay for the shedding of innocent blood on April 28th had switched their vote, from pro-child-murder-funding, to a vote to do their duty as civil ministers and protect innocent human life, instead of forcing us to be complicit in the destruction of innocent human life, then South Carolina would have been spared another year of funding child-murder for selected “abortions” in the State Health Insurance Plan, part of the SC State Budget ( 2010-2011 State General Appropriations Bill – H 4657 ). Does SC really expect to be blessed financially in our State finances when some of those finances are used to shed innocent blood, to rebel against God, and violate His Holy Word (Matthew 6:33, Proverb 14:34, Psalm 9:17) ? Our leaders reckon without God.
The final votes in the SC House and SC Senate on the child-murder-funding 2010-2011 SC State Budget conference report could perhaps begin as early as Tuesday, June 1st. The regular legislative session ends for the year on Thursday, June 3rd.
CALL YOUR SC HOUSE AND SC SENATE MEMBERS AND TELL THEM YOU WANT THEM TO VOTE “NO” TO THIS WICKED BUDGET SPENDING PLAN THAT USES YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO DESTROY INNOCENT HUMAN LIVES !!!
Read and download the entire report here.
The six-man ( FOUR REPUBLICANS, two Democrats ) House-Senate Budget Conference Committee *** agreed to throw out the SC House-passed amendment (March 17-18) banning state-funding of abortions in the State Health Insurance Plan for rape, incest, and unrestricted life of the mother “abortions”, in the FY 2011 State Budget compromise [ FY 2011 State Appropriations (Budget) Bill - H 4657 ].
The Republican-majority SC Senate had earlier (April 28) refused to pass the same amendment.
*** Senators: John Land (D-Clarendon), Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence), and Mike Fair (R-Greenville)
House Representatives: Kenny Bingham (R-Lexington), Bill Clyburn (D-Aiken), and Dan Cooper (R-Anderson).
“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” – Proverb 14:34, KJB
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations [ and STATES ] that forget God.” – Psalm 9:17, KJB
With a Republican-majority SC Senate, a Republican-majority SC House, and a Republican Governor, the Christian pro-lifers of South Carolina will still, continue to be forced in the 2010-2011 budget year to fund surgical and chemical “abortions”.
The Republican-majority SC Legislature continues to fund the shedding of innocent blood in our State, polluting the land (Numbers 35:33).
God is Judging South Carolina for over 300,000+ (surgical alone) “ABORTIONS” (Psalm 106:37-44).
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
Columbia, South Carolina
May 29, 2010
Just as SC’s Briggs v. Elliott in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (KS) (1954) helped overturn Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), …
So too the SC Personhood Bill can, LORD willing, help overturn
the unconstitutional abomination of Roe v. Wade (1973).
If Briggs v. Elliott, a private lawsuit filed in South Carolina, became part of the historic Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (KS) (1954) case, which helped overturn the 58-year-old U.S. Supreme Court precedent of “separate but equal” established by Plessy v. Ferguson (1896); which is TODAY commemorated on the panels of the South Carolina State House African American History Monument, …
… Then why cannot the South Carolina Personhood Bill (S.450 / H.3526) be passed and become part of a joint lawsuit with other States passing Personhood legislation (State statutes or constitutional amendments), to overturn the unconstitutional abomination of Roe v. Wade (1973) ? Colorado, has already conducted a State Personhood Constitutional Amendment ballot initiative, in November 2008 – and over 585,000 voters (over 26 %) voted in support of the Colorado Personhood Amendment.
overturned the “separate but equal” doctrine of Plessy v. Ferguson, is prominently displayed
in the panels of the SC State House African American History Monument [ Photo: Steve Lefemine ]
Columbia Christians for Life
P.O. Box 50358, Columbia, S.C. 29250 * (803) 794-6273 * www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net
“… I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
May 25, 2010
TO: REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR
Congressman Gresham Barrett
Lieutenant Governor André Bauer
State Representative Nikki Haley
Attorney General Henry McMaster
FR: Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary, dir., Columbia Christians for Life
1. With the June 8 Republican Primary for South Carolina Governor just two weeks away, it is my understanding, from looking at your campaign websites, that all four GOP candidates claim to be “pro-life.” However the term “pro-life” means different things to different people. In my view, BEING PRO-LIFE MEANS AGREEING WITH GOD ON THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE WHICH HE HAS CREATED.
2. As candidates for SC Governor, if elected, will you:
a) Publicly support legislative efforts (e.g., S.450 / H.3526 ) to END ALL DECRIMINALIZED ABORTION (no so-called “exceptions” for rape/incest/life-of-the-mother – pre-born human beings are either fully-protected human “PERSONS” in the eyes of the law, with full due process and equal protection rights as guaranteed by Article I., Section 3. of the South Carolina State Constitution, or they are not). Specifically, if this legislation, Lord willing, passes the SC State Legislature, would you be willing to either a) sign it into law, or b) at least, allow the five days constitutionally designated to pass so that the law could take effect without your signature ?
b) Commit not to fund surgical abortions in the State Budget, including such funding in the State Health Insurance Plan, and the State portion of Medicaid, including for rape, incest, and life-of-the-mother abortions, as is the current practice ?
c) Commit not to fund chemical abortions in the State Budget, including such funding in the State Health Insurance Plan, the State portion of Medicaid, Title X (DHEC), or SCHIP ? [ This includes so-called “birth control” / so-called “family planning” drugs and devices which are not only contraceptive in their pharmacological functioning according to the Physicians’ Desk Reference, but which are also abortifacient; e.g., Birth Control Pills, the IUD, Depo-Provera, and other anti-life, child-prevention drugs and devices. ]
3. I would like to know the positions of each of the candidates, by letter or e-mail, concerning these three specific items:
a) Will you publicly support SC Personhood legislation (e.g., S.450 / H.3526 ) to recognize the God-given, unalienable right to life of every pre-born human being (with no “exceptions”) as a legal “person” beginning at fertilization, in South Carolina law ? Will you sign into law, or allow the five days constitutionally designated to pass so that the law could take effect without your signature, if the SC Legislature passes personhood legislation ?
b) Will you commit to veto any State Budget which funds any surgical abortions ?
c) Will you commit to veto any State Budget which funds any chemical abortions ?
4. Thank you for your consideration of this request for your positions on these important right to life issues. The protection of innocent human life is a duty of civil ministers second only to their acknowledge of God (Psalm 2).
Now at least Seven States’ Roman Catholic Bishops have opposed Personhood efforts
Roman Catholic Bishops of these Seven States have OPPOSED State-Level Personhood legislation:
- MICHIGAN: 2006
- GEORGIA: 2008
- COLORADO: 2008 & 2009 & 2010
- MONTANA: 2008 & 2009
- NORTH DAKOTA: 2009
- FLORIDA: 2009
- MISSOURI: 2010
JOINT STATEMENT OF THE MISSOURI CATHOLIC BISHOPS ON THE PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT PETITION DRIVE
MISSOURI CATHOLIC CONFERENCE: “The Official Public Policy voice of the Catholic Church in the Show-Me State”
Approved April 19, 2010
[ excerpts, emphasis added]
It is true that present Missouri law does not outlaw and prevent the scourge that is abortion. However, neither would the proposed Personhood Amendment. No state constitution or state law can overturn provisions of the U.S Constitution or interpretations of the U.S. Constitution by the U.S. Supreme Court. Article IV of the U.S. Constitution states that:
[ sic - the Missouri Roman Catholic Bishops' statement is wrong, this quote below is not from Article IV. of the U.S. Constitution, but from Article VI. ]
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance
thereof; … shall be the supreme Law of the Land, and the Judges in every state shall
be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary
notwithstanding. (emphasis added)
[ See CCL "Comments on the Fraud and Fallacies of the Missouri Roman Catholic Bishops Statement" ]
Through the Missouri Catholic Conference, and in our day-to-day ministry, we work tirelessly to promote human life from conception to natural death. [ CCL Note: Rubbish ! ] This legislative session, the MCC is working to pass pro-life legislation strengthening Missouri’s informed consent laws [ CCL Note: i.e., Missouri's incremental, "abortion"/murder, read some information, AND THEN YOU CAN KILL THE BABY laws. ], and assuring that abortion is not provided through the health insurance exchanges established under the new healthcare reform law.
[ CCL Note: God's Requirement for Murder is JUSTICE, NOT incremental "Regulation" !!! Exodus 20:13, KJB ]
We urge your support and assistance with the Missouri Catholic Conference’s efforts in this regard. You can assist their efforts by joining the MCC Citizen Network at http://www.mocatholic.org/.
/ SIGNED /
Most Reverend [ sic - Ps. 111:9, KJB ] Robert J. Carlson, Executive Chairman, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Most Reverend [ sic - Ps. 111:9, KJB ] Robert Finn, Vice Chairman, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Most Reverend [ sic - Ps. 111:9, KJB ] John R. Gaydos, General Chairman, Diocese of Jefferson City
Most Reverend [ sic - Ps. 111:9, KJB ] James Johnston, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Most Reverend [ sic - Ps. 111:9, KJB ] Robert J. Hermann, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis
[ CCL Note:
These five "NOT-Reverend's" represent ALL FIVE of the active Roman Catholic Bishops in the State of Missouri ]
Click here to download and read the complete report, including CCL “Comments on the Fraud and Fallacies of the Missouri Roman Catholic Bishops Statement”.
(Audio) SC State House News Conference and Christian Prayer Gathering, May 6, 2010, National Day of Prayer
April 13 – SC Senators voted against the SC Personhood Bill ( S.450).
April 28 – SC Senators voted against amendment to the State Budget banning abortion-funding in State Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
Part 1 (3:09 min.) – Welcome, Purpose, Opening Prayer, Reason, Declaration of Independence excerpt
Part 6 (5:28 min.) – Prayer for Repentance for SC Senators; for Salvation of every Senator; and for those who may be saved, but who are walking in disobedience to God.
Part 7 (6:15 min.) – Praying for Salvation of those SC Senators not saved; for God to turn the hearts and minds of Senators to vote righteously; if not, then Prayer of Imprecation
Prayer of Imprecation for SC Senators wherein there is not Repentance and Just Judgment forthcoming.
Part 8 (1:56 min.) – Psalm 2 (KJB)
Part 9 (4:40 min.) – Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords – over all men, over all nations, for all time – 1 Timothy 6:15 (KJB); Psalm 106:37-44 (KJB); Closing Prayer
CHRISTIAN PRAYER GATHERING
Thursday, May 6, 2010
National Day of Prayer
First Floor Lobby, SC State House
Columbia, South Carolina
FOR RELEASE: Monday, May 3, 2010
FOR FURTHER INFO: Contact, Steve Lefemine, Columbia Christians for Life (event sponsor), Columbia, SC
(803) 794-6273, www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net , Home and “RTL Act of SC” page
- SC Senators voted against the SC Personhood Bill (S.450), continuing the shedding of innocent blood ( 7,000+ children murdered in the womb each year in SC ) in a Recall vote on April 13. S.450 recognizes the God-given unalienable right to life of every human being as a “person” beginning at fertilization in SC law.
- SC Senators voted against the pro-life/anti-“abortion”[murder]-funding amendment to the State Budget proposed on April 28, banning abortion funding for rape and incest abortions, and banning all abortion funding for life of the mother abortions, not including when the “termination of the pregnancy is incidental to the lifesaving intervention” and also stating “The physician shall act in accordance with the standard of care to preserve both [emphasis added] the life of the mother and the life of the pre-born child.”
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