Rogue “Republicans”

How 6 “Republican” Senators Denied Protection From Conception For All South Carolinians.

The Timeline:

The SC Fetal Heartbeat Act (2021)

On February 18, 2021, Governor McMaster signed South Carolina’s first Fetal Heartbeat Bill into law after the bill received bi-partisan approval by the SC General Assembly.  This bill was immediately opposed by Planned Parenthood, who filed a lawsuit the exact same day, claiming the law as unconstitutional.  After intervention by Governor McMaster and others, the federal district court issued a preliminary injunction on the new law on March 19, 2021. This injunction sent the cut-off for legal abortion back to 20 weeks of gestation.

 The Dobbs Decision (June 24, 2022)

By the Grace of God, the Supreme Court of the United States declared that abortion was not a right that is constitutionally protected.  For the first time, the decision regarding abortion regulations was kicked back to the states.  As a result of this, the Fetal Heartbeat Act of 2021 took effect in SC on June 27th, 2022, after more than a year being blocked by the federal courts.

Unsurprisingly, abortion providers filed a new challenge to the law, which again blocked the law from taking effect while the court proceedings went on.

2022 Human Life Protection Act (H5399)

After the Dobb’s decision kicked abortion back to the states, the SC Legislature took up the cause of life again.  The SC House passed by a vote of 67 to 35 a ban on abortion, from conception.  This was then amended by the Senate Medical Affairs committee to remove rape and incest exceptions.  This was a significant step forward from the 2021 Heartbeat Law, now providing protection, from conception, for South Carolinians.

This put the ball, once again, into the court of the SC Senate.  It was here, that the RINO’s came out of the bag.  What follows will detail how Senators Hembree, Rankin, Davis, Seen, Shealy, and Gustafson stood in direct opposition to providing protection to all human beings in SC.

“We affirm — as did the Declaration of Independence: that all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights of LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

-The Republican Party Platform

Tom Davis–District 46

“Im not going to let this (bill) come to a vote unless this body votes and sits me down.”  This was spoken by Senator Davis from the floor of the Senate on Thursday, September 8th.  Davis, along with the other senators, stood in direct opposition to a bill that would allow for protection, from conception, for South Carolinians.

Katrina Shealy– District 23

“If you want to believe that God is wanting you to push a bill through with no exception that kills mothers and ruins the lives of children, lets mothers bring home babies to bury them, then I think you’re miscommunicating with God, or maybe not communicating with him at all.”

Penry Gustafson–District 27

“We need to face reality, y’all.  We don’t live in the dark ages.”

Sandy Senn–District 41

“Abortion laws have always been, each and every one of them, about control, plain and simple.”

H5399 fails to Pass Senate, Leaving SC as an Abortion Destination State

Because of the opposition of the 6 “Republican” senators, as well as the Democrats, the Senate amended the bill to be seemingly identical to the 2021 fetal heartbeat act.  After having a heartbeat bill passed in 2021, and the momentous decision by the Supreme Court to kick the abortion decision back to the states, SC was unable to move forward and gain ground in the cause for life.  Below are the votes that were compiled during the Senate hearings concerning on H5399.

September 7, 2022

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj21/20210127.htm#p6

  1. Roll Call vote on Amendment 12 To strike section 44-41-680 in its entirety
      • Struck the requirement to report the allegation of rape or incest to the county sheriff.
        • Personhood Pro Life Vote- NO
          • Rankin—Yes
          • Hembree—Yes
          • Davis—Yes
          • Senn—No
          • Gustafson—Yes
          • Shealy—Yes
  2. Davis and Gustafson Amendment to add section 44-41-830
    • TABLING VOTE—Senator Cash
      • Personhood Pro-Life Vote—Yes
          • Rankin—Yes
          • Hembree—No
          • Davis—No
          • Senn—No
          • Gustafson—No
          • Shealy—No
  3. Senator Cash Amendment to amend section 44-41-810
      • Personhood Pro-Life Vote—Yes
          • Rankin—No
          • Hembree—No
          • Davis—No
          • Senn—No
          • Gustafson—No
          • Shealy—No
  4. Davis and Gustafson Amendment to add subsection to 44-41-820
    • Personhood Pro-Life Vote—No
          • Rankin—Yes
          • Hembree—Yes
          • Davis—Yes
          • Senn—Yes
          • Gustafson—Yes
          • Shealy—Yes
  5. TABLING VOTE of Davis and Gustafson amendment to add increased DHEC requirements
    • Personhood Pro-Life Vote—Yes
          • Rankin—Yes
          • Hembree—Yes
          • Davis—No
          • Senn—Yes
          • Gustafson—No
          • Shealy—Yes
  6. TABLING VOTE by Senator Cash to table Davis and Gustafson amendment to add to subsection 44-41-820
    • Personhood Pro-Life Vote—Yes
          • Rankin—No
          • Hembree—No
          • Davis—No
          • Senn—No
          • Gustafson—No
          • Shealy—No

September 8, 2022

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/sj22/20220908.htm#p4

  1. Motion to bring debate to a close on Human Life Protection Act
    • Personhood Pro-Life Vote—Yes
          • Rankin—No
          • Hembree—Yes
          • Davis—No
          • Senn—No
          • Gustafson—No
          • Shealy—No
  2. Second Motion to bring debate to a close
    • Personhood Pro-Life Vote—Yes
          • Rankin—No Vote
          • Hembree—No
          • Davis—No
          • Senn—No
          • Gustafson—No
          • Shealy—No

What Now?

All is out on the table.  It is not difficult to see that the Senators above (Shealy, Sean, Gustafson, Rankin, Hembree, and Davis) have been derelict in their duty as Republican Senators in SC!  There is an election coming soon.  Will we let our pro-life voices be heard?  Or will we continue to kick the can down the road?  The ball is now SQUARELY in our court.  Will we stand principled? Or will we cower away in fear and laziness.  May God grant courage to South Carolinians to stand up for the voiceless in South Carolina!

References

  1. https://amp.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article267389442.html
  2. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/09/09/politics/south-carolina-senate-near-total-abortion-ban-bill-fails/index.html
  3. https://www.axios.com/2022/09/09/south-carolina-abortion-ban-filibuster
  4. https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/south-carolina-senate-passes-fetal-heartbeat-abortion-ban-after-rejecting-near-total-abortion-ban-4720318?saved=0?welcomeuser=1

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Personhood Progress Report

In this past legislative session, see how your GOP Senator scored on pro-life Legislation

DETAILED Description of the 20 Pro-Life Votes before the GOP Senate

  • September 7, 2022–H3599
    • 1 – Roll Call Vote 1030-Adoption of Committee Amendment, which removed exceptions from the Bill
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=2107
        • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

    • 2 – Roll Call Vote 1031-Davis Amendment (1)- to add exceptions for abortion for rape/incest up to 20 weeks
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/amendments.php?KEY=31309
      • TABLING VOTE
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=21713
          • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

    • 3 Roll Call Vote 1035-Davis Amendment (3A)- to add exceptions for fatal fetal anomaly
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/amendments.php?KEY=31309
      • TABLING VOTE
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=21721
          • Tabling motion failed; amendment then adopted via voice vote.
            • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

    • 4 Roll Call Vote 1037-Kimbrell Amendment (12)- to add exceptions for abortion for rape/incest up to 6 weeks,
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/amendments.php?KEY=31321
      • TABLING VOTE
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=21726
          • This amendment offered before a cloture vote to end filibuster on a mostly clean bill had even been taken
            • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

  • September 8, 2022–H3599
    • 5 – Roll Call Vote 1040-1st Cloture on clean bill (except fetal anomaly exception)
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=21731
        • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

    • 6 – Roll Call Vote 1041-2nd cloture on clean bill (except fetal anomaly exception)
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=21732
        • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

    • 7 – Roll Call Vote 1043-Massey’s strike/insert amendment (17) with exceptions up to 12 weeks
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/amendments.php?KEY=31325
      • TABLING VOTE 
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/amendments.php?KEY=31325
          • By a 24-20 majority, Massey’s HAD the votes to pass if voted upon
            • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- NO

    • 8 – Roll Call Vote 1044-Cloture Vote Failed
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/amendments.php?KEY=31325
        • Davis led filibuster to prevent a vote on Massey’s amendment.  26 votes needed to cloture filibuster, but only got 24
          • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

    • 9 – Roll Call Vote 1046-3rd reading-Changed 3599 to heartbeat Law
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=21744
        • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

  • October 18, 2022– H3599
    • 1 Vote
      • 10 – Roll Call Vote1047-Vote to recede: let 3599 pass without amendment
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=21751
          • Would have passed with a majority of those present and voting.  In other words, only 24 votes were needed, not 26, and the bill would have gone to the Governor for signing.
            • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

  • November 9, 2022–Table Vote
    • 11 – Roll Call Vote 1049-Vote on conference Report
      • Tabling Vote
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=21763
          • Needed 26 to pass
            • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- NO

  • February 8-9, 2023–S0474
    • 12 – Roll Call Vote 39– Senn Amendment (3)-to allow abortion through 12 weeks
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/amendments.php?KEY=31459
      • TABLING VOTE
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=21965
          • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

    • 13 – Roll Call Vote 47– Hutto Amendment (10)- to remove existing criminal penalty for self-induced abortion
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/amendments.php?KEY=31472
      • TABLING VOTE
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=22024
          • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

    • 14 – Roll Call Vote 52– 3rd reading to pass Heartbeat bill
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=22034
        • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

  • April 25-27, 2023–H3774
    • 15 – Roll Call Vote 297– 2nd reading of 3774
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=22887
        • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

    • 16 – Roll Call Vote 302-Cloture Vote to end filibuster of 3rd reading on H3774
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=22928
        • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

    • 17 – Roll Call Vote 306-Vote to continue bill (ending debate for the year)
      • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=22954
        • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- NO

  • May 23, 2023–S0474
    • 3 Total Votes
      • 18 -Roll Call Vote 416-Cloture vote: end filibuster of S474
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=23481
          • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- YES

      • 19 – Roll Call Vote 417-Shealy Amendment (RFH-2A)-to allow abortion through 12 weeks
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/amendments.php?KEY=32391
          • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=23483
            • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE- NO

      • 20 – Roll Call Vote 419-Vote to concur with House amendments in order to pass the heartbeat bill
        • https://scstatehouse.gov/votehistory.php?KEY=23487
          • PERSONHOOD PRO LIFE VOTE-YES

 

How Did Your GOP Senator Score?

Richard Cash: 100%

Billy Garrett: 100%

Shane Martin: 95%

  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion  (13)

Mike Reichenbach: 95%

  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

Rex Rice: 95%

  • Voted NO on  Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

Brian Adams: 90%

  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)

Thomas Alexander: 90%

  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

Wes Climer: 90%

  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

Tom Corbin: 90%

  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

Dwight Loftis: 90%

  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

Danny Verdin III: 90%

  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

* Michael Gambrell: 85%

  • * Absent for 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

* Larry Grooms: 85%

  • * Absent for Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

Josh Kimbrell: 80%

  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

Harvey Peeler: 75%

  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment (4)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

Michael Johnson: 70%

  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

* Ross Turner: 65%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)
  • * Absent for 306 (17)

Sean Bennett: 60%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (2)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

* *Chip Campsen III: 60%

  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • * Absent for 1049. Tabling Motion (11)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)
  • * Absent for 306 (17)

* Ronnie Cromer: 60%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)
  • * Absent for 297 (15)

Shane Massey: 60%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • Voted YES on Tabling vote 1049 Tabling Motion (11)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

** Scott Talley: 60%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • * Absent for 1040 (5)
  • * Absent for 1041 (6)
  • * Absent for 1046 (9)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)
  • * Absent for 52 (14)

Tom Young: 60%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • Voted YES on Tabling vote 1049 Tabling Motion (11)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)

** Stephen Goldfinch: 55% (Absences Due to Military Service) **

  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • * Absent for 1047 (10)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)
  • * Absent for 297 (15)
  • * Absent for 302 (16)
  • * Absent for 306 (17)

Greg Hembree: 35%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (2)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted YES on 1043 Tabling Motion (7)
  • Voted NO on 1044 (8)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • Voted YES on Tabling vote 1049 Tabling Motion (11)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)
  • Voted NO on 297 (15)
  • Voted NO on 302 (16)
  • Voted YES on 306 (17)

Tom Davis: 30%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (2)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted YES on 1043 Tabling Motion (7)
  • Voted NO on 1044 (8)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • Voted YES on Tabling vote 1049 Tabling Motion (11)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment (13)
  • Voted NO on 297 (15)
  • Voted NO on 302 (16)
  • Voted YES on 306 (17)
  • Voted YES on 417 (19)

Penry Gustafson: 20%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (2)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted YES on 1043 Tabling Motion (7)
  • Voted NO on 1044 (8)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • Voted YES on Tabling vote 1049 Tabling Motion (11)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)
  • Voted NO on 297 (15)
  • Voted NO on 302 (16)
  • Voted YES on 306 (17)
  • Voted NO on 416 (18)
  • Voted YES on 417 (19)
  • Voted NO on 419 (20)

**Luke Rankin: 15%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on Kimbrell Amendment Tabling Motion (4)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • * Absent for 1043 Tabling Motion (7)
  • * Absent for 1044 (8)
  • * Absent for 1046 (9)
  • NO VOTE on 1047 (10)
  • NO VOTE on 1049 Tabling Motion (11)
  • Voted NO on 39 Tabling Motion (12)
  • NO VOTE on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)
  • Voted NO on 52 (14)
  • Voted NO on 297 (15)
  • Voted NO on 302 (16)
  • Voted YES on 306 (17)
  • Voted YES on 417 (19)

Katrina Shealy: 10%

  • Voted NO on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (2)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on 1043 Tabling Motion (7)
  • Voted NO on 1044 (8)
  • Voted NO on 1046 (9)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • Voted YES on 1049 Tabling Motion (11)
  • Voted NO on 39 Tabling Motion (12)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)
  • Voted NO on 297 (15)
  • Voted NO on 302 (16)
  • Voted YES on 306 (17)
  • Voted NO on 416 (18)
  • Voted YES on 417 (19)
  • Voted NO on 419 (20)

Sandy Senn: 5%

  • NO VOTE on 1030 (1)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (2)
  • Voted NO on Davis Amendment Tabling Motion (3)
  • Voted NO on 1040 (5)
  • Voted NO on 1041 (6)
  • Voted NO on 1043 Tabling Motion (7)
  • Voted NO on 1044 (8)
  • Voted NO on 1046 (9)
  • Voted NO on 1047 (10)
  • Voted YES on 1049 Tabling Motion (11)
  • Voted NO on 39 Tabling Motion (12)
  • Voted NO on Hutto Amendment Tabling Motion (13)
  • Voted NO on 52 (14)
  • Voted NO on 297 (15)
  • Voted NO on 302 (16)
  • Voted YES on 306 (17)
  • Voted NO on 416 (18)
  • Voted YES on 417 (19)
  • Voted NO on 419 (20)

 

 

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25 Confused Reps Need to Stand for All Life

25 Confused GOP Reps

Email the 25 Confused GOP Reps

Current Situation: The Abortion Bill Survived the House Judiciary Without Any Exceptions Added

The battle over exceptions continues on Tuesday, August 30, when the South Carolina Human Life Protection Act (H 5399) is taken up by the state House of Representatives.

Sad reality: 25 Confused GOP Reps Voted with Democrats in 2019

The last time we faced a similar situation — April 2019 Heartbeat exceptions vote — twenty-five misled Republican reps voted to allow for the unjust killing of innocent preborn baby boys and girls (see list of names below). We lost the 2019 vote 62-38.

These 25 Republican Reps Are Out of Step With Their Platform and Their Party

The SC GOP Platform says:

We believe that ALL HUMAN LIFE has intrinsic worth and therefore support vigorous legal protection at all stages of life…

The SC Republican Party sent out a Pro-Life Action Alert on Monday August 15th, stating:

We need this bill to pass out of the House Judiciary Committee with NO NEW AMENDMENTS! New amendments could kill the bill and threaten pro-life progress in South Carolina.

These 25 GOP Reps Are Out of Step With the Entire South Carolina Pro-Life Community

The following organizations have all called for H5399 to pass without amendments:

  • SC Citizens for Life
  • SC Baptist Convention
  • Palmetto Family Council
  • The Catholic Diocese of Charleston
  • National Students for Life
  • SC Christian Chamber of Commerce
  • Carolina Pregnancy Center
  • Alliance Defending Freedom

What can you do?

Please send the twenty-five confused GOP Reps the following message:

Back in April of 2019, you voted with Democrats, failing to protect ALL human life. You placed yourself out of step with the SC Republican Party and the entire SC pro-life community. If you want to be taken off the list of “25 CONFUSED GOP REPS”, please send an email to office@personhood.sc pledging to PROTECT ALL HUMAN LIFE and promising to vote against any rape, incest, or fetal anomalies exceptions to H.5399

You can also text this message to the reps with mobile numbers.

Email the 25 Confused GOP Reps

What else can you do?

  1. Pray every day, asking the Lord to bless SC with a no-exceptions abortion ban.
  2. Continue to reach out to your own Republican state Senator and Representative, politely telling them “No Exception Amendments to H.5399”.
  3. Get your South Carolina friends involved. Send them this link so they can also subscribe to Personhood emails. Encourage them to follow our Facebook page.

End Abortion in South Carolina

Urge Your Legislators to Pass a Total Abortion Ban in South Carolina

Update (August 15, 2022): The State House Judiciary will meet tomorrow to consider the South Carolina Human LIfe Protection Act. Representative Jason Elliott is threatening to kill the bill during the morning subcommittee meeting. He and five other GOP members are considering introducing exceptions as well.

Please pray and then send this message to the following members of the Judiciary Committee:

I understand you and 6 other GOP members are threatening to add exceptions to the abortion ban tomorrow. If so, you are betraying the SC GOP platform, the SC Constitution, and demonstrating that you are unfit to hold public office in our great state. Please vote to protect life, no exceptions. Personhood SC will be publishing your votes in real-time tomorrow. I will be watching.

Email all members at once.

Update (July 29, 2022): The South Carolina State House’s Ad Hoc committee on abortion has released its recommendations. Among them is a ban on abortions with no exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or fetal anomalies. The recommendation comes as a draft of an amendment — the South Carolina Human Life Protection Act — to house bill H 5399, which now moves to the house judiciary committee for review.

  1. Pray for the advance of the recommended legislation.
  2. Contact the members of the house judiciary committee and tell them to add no exceptions.

Click here to email the following message to all of the committee members:

Despite many opportunities in the past, South Carolina has no abortion ban. The ad hoc committee of the state house has proposed an amendment to H 5399 — the South Carolina Human Life Protection Act — which would ban abortions in our state. Please protect life and give it your full support, without exceptions!

The SC House Judiciary Committee consists of the following members:

Original Post: Against all apparent odds and expectations, the United States Supreme Court has overruled Roe v. Wade. After 49 years, federal protection for abortion has ended. Praise God for His mercies!

Despite years of rhetoric and campaign promises, South Carolina does not have a total abortion ban recognizing and protecting the personhood of the unborn. The South Carolina State House of Representatives has appointed an ad hoc committee to develop such a bill, however. Upon completion, if it is approved, it will go to the state Senate for another vote as it appears the Senate has decided to wait on the House to lead.

Please take the following actions:

  1. Pray! Thank God for the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Thank Him for the opportunity to protect life, state by state. Pray He would move legislators to complete the work in South Carolina.
  2. Contact your state legislators and direct them to support a total abortion ban, without exception. Call, email, text, and message via social media. Suggested language is included below.
  3. Contact the state senate’s majority leader, Senator Shane Massey. Urge him to rally South Carolina’s conservative caucus to pass a total abortion ban without exceptions. As in the past, he remains a significant barrier to pro-life legislation in our state. Warn him that if he hinders this bill or adds exceptions to it, we will dedicate ourselves to ending his political career.
    • Email: shanemassey@scsenate.gov
    • Mobile: ‭(803) 480-0419‬
    • Columbia: ‭(803) 212-6330‬
    • Work: ‭(803) 637-6200‬

Despite decades of Republican dominance, South Carolina has no total abortion ban. An ad hoc committee of the state house is currently meeting to develop one. Please give a total abortion ban your full support, without exceptions!

Take time to do these steps yourself, and then encourage everyone you know to do the same. It’s time to end abortion in our state and end it now.

The House’s ad hoc committee will hear verbal testimony at the Blatt Building in Columbia this Thursday, July 7, at noon. If you would like to stand with others for life, please arrive by 11 am.

Press Release: Supreme Court of the United States Overturns Roe v Wade & Planned Parenthood v Casey

Supreme Court of the United States Overturns Roe v Wade & Planned Parenthood v Casey

Jesus Christ is the Ruler over the kings of the earth.
– Revelation 1:5

First, as an organization grounded upon Biblical Christianity, we give praise and thanks to God for His great mercy expressed to our nation today in the epoch-defining Dobbs v Jackson decision. We have not earned such wonderful favor from the Lord, and yet, in His great kindness to us in Christ, the Living God has heard our prayers and had mercy upon our wayward nation.

Next, we call upon all those in South Carolina who love life and hate innocent bloodshed to immediately pass a total abortion ban in our great state. Life begins at conception, and so the right to life must be defended, beginning at conception, without exception. We are grateful to see the National Right to Life Committee Post-Roe Model Abortion Law calling for a total abortion ban, beginning at conception, without exception. Specifically, we call on South Carolina Citizens for Life to vigorously support this total abortion ban, beginning at conception, without exception. Let’s end all abortions now in South Carolina.

Finally, while remaining grateful to the Lord, we must face reality and acknowledge that today’s victory is only one major step forward in our battle against the cruel and relentless forces of death in our nation. The abolition of abortion effort has often been compared to the history of the abolition of slavery in our nation, and rightly so. The 14thamendment to the US Constitution requires that all states implement a permanent and total ban on slavery. The 14thamendment does not send the issue of slavery back to the states. Similarly, the undeniable personhood of every baby in the womb requires that every state must implement a total ban on abortion, beginning at conception, and without exception. We will not stop fighting until, like was achieved regarding the scourge of slavery, every state in our nation is free of the abominable practice of legalized baby murder. Our prayers and our efforts for this full victory shall continue until this righteous goal is achieved.

House Pledges 2022

Updated Wednesday, July 27, 2022

In advance of June 14, Personhood SC has sent out pledges, asking for support of personhood legislation. The latest responses may be found below, organized by district.

District First Name Last Name Party Response
1 Bill Whitmire Republican Yes
2 Bill Sandifer Republican No Response
3 Jerry Carter Republican No Response
4 Davey Hiott Republican No Response
5 Neal Collins Republican No Response
6 April Cromer Republican No Response
7 Chris Salley Democratic No Response
7 Jay West Republican No Response
8 Don Chapman Republican No Response
8 Ernest Mackins Democratic No Response
8 Jackie Todd Alliance No Response
9 Judith Polson Democratic No Response
9 Anne Thayer Republican No Response
10 Thomas Beach Republican Yes
11 Craig Gagnon Republican No Response
12 Daniel Gibson Republican No Response
12 Anne Parks Democratic No Response
13 Bill Kimler Democratic No Response
13 John McCravy Republican No Response
14 Daniel Duncan Democratic No Response
14 Stewart Jones Republican Yes
15 JA Moore Democratic No Response
15 Latrecia Pond Republican Yes
16 Mark Willis Republican Bounce
17 Mike Burns Republican No Response
18 Alan Morgan Republican No Response
18 Michael Reitz Democratic No Response
19 Patrick Haddon Republican No Response
20 Adam Morgan Republican No Response
21 Bobby Cox Republican No Response
22 Jason Elliott Republican No Response
23 Chandra Dillard Democratic No Response
24 Bruce Bannister Republican No Response
25 Tony Boyce Independence No Response
25 Wendell Jones Democratic Bounce
25 Yvonne Julian Republican No Response
25 Jack Logan Libertarian No Response
26 Raye Felder Republican No Response
26 Matt Vilardebo Democratic No Response
27 David Vaughan Republican No Response
28 John Fritz Wiebel Democratic No Response
28 Ashley Trantham Republican No Response
29 Dennis Moss Republican No Response
30 Brian Lawson Republican No Response
31 Rosalyn Henderson-Myers Democratic No Response
32 Max Hyde Republican No Response
33 Travis Moore Republican No Response
34 Roger Nutt Republican No Response
35 Bill Chumley Republican No Response
36 Rob Harris Republican Yes
37 Steven Long Republican Yes
38 Josiah Magnuson Republican Yes
39 Cal Forrest Republican No Response
40 Joe White Republican Yes
41 Jennifer Brecheisen Republican Yes
41 Annie McDaniel Democratic No Response
42 Doug Gilliam Republican No Response
43 Randy Ligon Republican No Response
44 Katie Crosby Democratic No Response
44 Aaron McKinney Independence No Response
44 Mike Neese Republican No Response
45 Keith T Grey Sr Democratic No Response
45 Brandon Newton Republican No Response
46 Heath Sessions Republican No Response
47 Tommy Pope Republican No Response
48 Brandon Guffey Republican No Response
48 Andrew Russell Democratic No Response
49 Thomas Hardin Republican No Response
49 John R King Democratic No Response
50 Marvin Jones Republican No Response
50 Will Wheeler Democratic No Response
51 David Weeks Democratic No Response
52 Eve Carlin Democratic No Response
52 Ben Connell Republican No Response
53 Richie Yow Republican No Response
54 Patricia Pat Moore Henegan Democratic No Response
54 Sterling McDiarmid Republican No Response
55 Michael Copeland Independence No Response
55 Jackie E Hayes Democratic No Response
55 Robert Norton Republican No Response
56 Tim McGinnis Republican No Response
57 Lucas Atkinson Democratic No Response
58 Jeff Johnson Republican No Response
59 Terry Alexander Democratic No Response
60 Phillip Lowe Republican No Response
61 Ashlyn Preaux Democratic No Response
61 Carla Schuessler Republican No Response
62 Robert Williams Democratic No Response
63 Vincent Coe Democratic No Response
63 Jay Jordan Republican No Response
64 Kimberly O Johnson Democratic No Response
64 Fawn Pedalino Republican Yes
65 Cody T Mitchell Republican No Response
66 Carla Litrenta Democratic No Response
66 David O’Neal Republican Yes
67 Murrell Smith Republican No Response
68 Ernest Carson Democratic No Response
68 Heather Ammons Crawford Republican No Response
69 Chris Wooten Republican No Response
70 Charla Henson-Simons Green No Response
70 Jermaine Johnson Democratic No Response
70 Vincent E Wilson Republican No Response
71 Nathan Ballentine Republican No Response
72 Seth Rose Democratic No Response
73 Chris Hart Democratic No Response
74 Todd Rutherford Democratic No Response
75 Heather Bauer Democratic No Response
75 Kirkman Finlay III Republican No Response
76 Leon Howard Democratic No Response
77 Kambrell Garvin Democratic No Response
77 Kizzie Smalls Republican Yes
78 Beth Bernstein Democratic No Response
79 Melissa McFadden Republican Yes
79 Ivory Thigpen Democratic No Response
80 Kathy Landing Republican No Response
80 Donna Brown Newton Democratic No Response
81 Bart Blackwell Republican No Response
82 William Bill Clyburn Democratic No Response
83 Bill Hixon Republican No Response
83 Jerico McCoy Democratic No Response
84 Melissa Oremus Republican No Response
85 John Davis Libertarian No Response
85 Jay Kilmartin Republican Yes
86 Bill Taylor Republican No Response
87 Paula Rawl Calhoon Republican No Response
88 RJ May Republican No Response
88 Daniel J Shrief Democratic Yes
89 Micah Caskey Republican No Response
90 Justin Bamberg Democratic No Response
90 Sharon Carter Republican No Response
91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic No Response
92 Brandon Cox Republican No Response
93 Russell L Ott Democratic No Response
93 Jim Ulmer Republican No Response
94 Ilene Davis Democratic No Response
94 Gil Gatch Republican No Response
95 Jeffrey Cila Republican No Response
95 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic No Response
96 D Ryan McCabe Republican No Response
97 ReZsaun Lewis Democratic No Response
97 Robby Robbins Republican No Response
98 Sydney Clinton Democratic No Response
98 Christopher J Murphy Republican No Response
99 Marvin Mark Smith Republican No Response
100 Sylleste Davis Republican No Response
101 Roger K Kirby Democratic No Response
101 William Terry Wallace Democratic No Response
102 Ralph Elsey Republican No Response
102 Joe H Jefferson Jr Democratic No Response
103 Carl Anderson Democratic No Response
104 William Bailey Republican No Response
105 Kevin Hardee Republican No Response
106 Val Guest Republican No Response
106 Ryan Thompson Democratic No Response
107 Case Brittain Republican No Response
108 Lee Hewitt Republican No Response
109 Deon Tedder Democratic No Response
109 Rodney Travis Libertarian No Response
110 Tom Hartnett Republican No Response
110 Ellis Roberts Democratic No Response
111 Wendell G Gilliard Democratic No Response
112 David Stanley Artushin Democratic No Response
112 Joe Bustos Republican No Response
113 Marvin R Pendarvis Democratic No Response
114 Michelle Brandt Democratic No Response
114 Gary Brewer Republican No Response
115 Carroll O’Neal Republican No Response
115 Spencer Wetmore Democratic No Response
116 Matthew Leber Republican Yes
116 Chardale Murray Democratic No Response
117 Krystle Matthews Democratic No Response
117 Jordan Pace Republican No Response
118 Bill Herbkersman Republican No Response
119 Ken Fipps Republican No Response
119 Leon Stavrinakis Democratic No Response
120 Weston Newton Republican No Response
121 Eric J Erickson Republican Yes
121 Michael F Rivers Sr Democratic No Response
122 Bill Hager Republican Yes
122 Shedron Hook Williams Democratic No Response
123 Jeff Bradley Republican No Response
124 Shannon Erickson Republican No Response
124 Barb Nash Democratic No Response