COLUMBIA, SC – (From SC Citizens for Life) — The full S.C. Senate Medical Affairs Committee will take up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H3114) on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in room 307 of the Gressette Senate Office Building.
A list of Medical Affairs Committee members with their phone numbers is below.
Please call any senator who represents a county in which you live and tell him to pass H3114 without amendments.
A subcommittee of the S.C. Senate Medical Affairs Committee voted 3-2 on April 1, 2015, to move a heavily amended version of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H3114) to the full committee for further deliberation.
The pro-abortion amendment creates exclusions for children conceived in rape or children diagnosed with disabilities.
This effectively means there would be two classes of unborn children: those who are protected from feeling excruciating pain because they are found to be “healthy” and “normal” and those who are not protected from pain because they are disabled or due to the circumstances of their conception.
The amendment renders the bill ineffective because a woman can lie and say she was raped.
South Carolina Citizens for Life strongly opposes any amendments to the House bill.
The House bill passed Feb 11, 2015, with an overwhelming bi-partisan vote of 80-27. The Senate panel voted 3-2 to amend the House bill.
It is important to understand that there will be multiple opportunities for the Republican-controlled South Carolina Senate to reject the subcommittee amendment. That is why it is important to call members of the Medical Affairs Committee with the message: Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act WITHOUT AMENDMENTS.
MEDICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Harvey Peeler, Cherokee
803 212 6430
Wes Hayes, York
803 212 6240
Mike Fair, Greenville
803 212 6420
Clementa Pinckney, Jasper
803 212 6148
Shane Martin, Spartanburg, Greenville, Union
803 212 6100
John Scott, Richland
803 212 6124
Lee Bright, Spartanburg, Greenville
803 212 6008
Kevin Johnson, Clarendon, Darlington, Florence, Sumter
803 212 6048
John Courson, Lexington, Richland
803 212 6250
Darrell Jackson, Richland
803 212 6048
Brad Hutto, Orangeburg, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton
803 212 6140
Danny Verdin, Laurens, Greenville
803 212 6230
Joel Lourie, Kershaw, Richland
803 212 6116
Floyd Nicholson, Abbeville, Greenwood, Mccormick, Saluda
803 212 6000
Thomas Alexander, Oconee, Pickens
803 212 6220
Tom Davis Beaufort, Jasper
803 212 6008
Ray Cleary, Charleston, Georgetown, Horry
803 212 6040