South Carolina Personhood Amendment

From Richard Cash (ran against Lindsey Graham for US Senate in 2014)

My name is Richard Cash, and you probably remember that I ran in the Republican primary for the US Senate in 2014 against Lindsey Graham. But do you remember voting on the following pro-life advisory question, which was on the same primary ballot?

“Should Article I, Section 3 of the South Carolina Constitution be amended to include the following language?

The privileges and immunities of citizens of South Carolina and the United States shall not be abridged, so that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. These rights shall extend to both born and pre-born persons beginning at conception.”

Over 78% of the voters in that primary answered “yes” to that advisory question, and you were probably one of them. They indicated that they believe that the South Carolina Constitution should be amended so that due process and equal protection of the laws applies to preborn babies beginning at conception.

This amendment reflects the essence of the pro-life strategy known as “personhood”, which seeks to have preborn babies legally recognized as persons so that they will have the same protection of life that the Constitution affords to persons who have already been born.

Although this was just an advisory question in 2014, I am excited to let you know that bills were introduced in May of this year in both the South Carolina Senate (S719) and the House (H4093) to put this question on the ballot in November, 2016.  If these bills are passed, you will be able to vote to actually amend the South Carolina Constitution.

I and many others believe that if the people of South Carolina pass a pro-life personhood amendment to their Constitution, it will create a direct legal challenge to Roe v. Wade, and provide an opportunity for Roe v. Wade to be overturned!

I plan to do all that I can to make sure the legislature passes S719 and H4093 by next June so that this amendment appears on the 2016 presidential ballot and that is why I have founded “Personhood South Carolina.” I intend to spend the next 9 months working with legislators, pastors, and pro-life people like yourself.

We must get these bills passed by two-thirds of both houses of the SC legislature by next June in order for this amendment question to appear on the general election ballot in November, 2016.  Please keep in mind, we are not asking the legislature to vote on whether they like the personhood amendment or not, we are asking them to pass S719 and H4093 so that the people can vote to amend the South Carolina Constitution. Let the people vote!

There has been an awful lot of awful news about Planned Parenthood, abortion clinics, and the selling of baby parts over the past month. It is disgusting and can be discouraging at times. But here is a chance to do something that goes right to the heart of the issue by establishing legal personhood for preborn babies, and we must not miss this opportunity!

If you would like more information about how you can help get this amendment on the ballot, simply reply to this email and I will send further details in another email. If you are really excited and willing to make a few phone calls to your representative and senator, please say so and send me your name and phone number in your email reply so that I can contact you personally.

I will be speaking about the personhood amendment project at the North Augusta Community Center this Thursday, September 17th, during the monthly meeting of the Christian Liberty Party. This meeting begins at 7 pm and is open to the public. The address is 495 Brookside Av., N. Augusta, 29841.

I would like to speak to other groups and can be contacted at 864-505-2130.

I will help lead the charge, but it will take a grassroots effort to get this amendment put on the ballot. THAT will be a great day in South Carolina, and I hope you will be a part of it.

Life for all, born and preborn,

Richard Cash

Our mailing address is:

Personhood South Carolina

102 Two Notch Trail

Easley, SC 29642


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