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I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not
prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

 

2007 STATE-LEVEL ABORTION BAN BILLS

- GA, MT, ND, SC, TX, VA (12% of States in U.S.)

Revised and updated as of February 1, 2007

 Georgia - HB 1

www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/fulltext/hb1.htm

Type bill: state-level abortion ban bill; also asserts fetal personhood as legislative finding of fact

(bans all surgical abortions; bill may ban all chemical abortions)

Bill Status:

11/15/2006 House Prefiled

01/09/2007 House First Readers

01/10/2007 House Second Readers

 

Montana - HB 403

http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2007/billhtml/HB0403.htm

Type bill: state-level constitutional personhood bill

(bans all abortions, surgical and chemical)

(bill for Montana state constitutional amendment to be voted on by referendum on Nov. 2008 ballot)

Bill Status:

H) Hearing 02/02/2007 (H) Judiciary

(H) Referred to Committee 01/19/2007 (H) Judiciary

(H) Introduced 01/19/2007

(H) First Reading 01/19/2007

 

 North Dakota - HB 1489

www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/60-2007/bill-index/bi1489.html

Type bill: state-level abortion ban bill; does not assert legal personhood

(bans all surgical abortions; bill does not ban all chemical abortions)

Bill Status:

01/15/07 House Introduced, first reading, referred Judiciary

01/22/07 House Committee Hearing

01/25/07 House Reported back, do not pass, placed on calendar y 013 n 000

01/26/07 House Second reading, failed to pass, yeas 020 nays 069

  

North Dakota - HB 1466

www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/60-2007/bill-actions/ba1466.html

Type bill: state-level abortion ban bill with a life-of-the-mother exception;

does not assert legal personhood

(bans all surgical abortions except does not ban abortions to "prevent the pregnant female's death";

bill does not ban all chemical abortions)

("trigger" bill - does not go into effect until Roe v. Wade overturned)

Bill Status:

01/15 House Introduced, first reading, referred Judiciary

01/22 House Committee Hearing

01/25 House Reported back, do pass, placed on calendar y 008 n 004

01/26 House Second reading, passed, yeas 061 nays 026

01/29 Senate Received from House

  

South Carolina - H.3284

www.scstatehouse.net/sess117_2007-2008/bills/3284.htm

Type bill: state-level statutory personhood bill

(bans all abortions, surgical and chemical)

Bill Status:

1/17/2007 House Introduced and read first time

1/17/2007 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary

  

Texas - HB 175

www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=80R&Bill=HB175

Type Bill: state-level abortion ban bill with a life-of-the-mother exception;

does not assert legal personhood

(bans all surgical abortions except does not ban abortions to prevent "the death of the mother ";

bill does not ban all chemical abortions)

("trigger" bill - does not go into effect until Roe v. Wade overturned)

Bill Status:

H Referred to State Affairs 01/30/2007

H Read first time 01/30/2007

H Filed 11/13/2006

 

Texas - SB 186

www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=80R&Bill=SB186

Type bill: state-level abortion ban bill with a life-of-the-mother exception;

does not assert legal personhood

(bans all surgical abortions except does not ban abortions to prevent "the death of the mother ";

bill does not ban all chemical abortions)

("trigger" bill - does not go into effect until Roe v. Wade overturned)

Bill Status:

S Referred to State Affairs 01/29/2007

S Read first time 01/29/2007

S Filed 01/10/2007

 

Virginia - HB 2797

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB2797

Type bill: state-level statutory right to life at fertilization bill; does not assert legal personhood

(bans all abortions, surgical and chemical)

Bill Status:

01/10/07 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074442220

01/10/07 House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

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Change in CCL's state-level abortion ban bill reporting standard for 2007:

This year, for 2007 reporting of state-level abortion ban bills, only bills which

are 100% personhood / surgical abortion ban / right to life bills, or which

have at the most a "life of the mother" exception will even be listed and

publicized. In truth, the "life of the mother" bills also fall short, not only

of God's eternal standard of Biblical Truth (Exodus 20:13), but also of

US Constitutional standards, violating the Equal Protection clause.

"Exceptions" to a ban on abortion are unconstitutional, as illustrated

in the text of the Roe v. Wade decision itself:

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=410&invol=113

 

Over 20% of the States in America had active abortion ban bills of various kinds in the 2005-2006

legislative year, if both 1) bills banning all surgical abortions, as well as 2) bills banning some

combination of so-called "exceptions" to a complete ban on child-murder-by-abortion, are counted.

 

11 State bills in 2005/2006 banning abortions:

- ALA, GA, IND, KY, LA, MO, ND, OH, SC, SD, TENN (over 20% of States in U.S.)

www.christianlifeandliberty.net/H3213-S111-121.doc

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This year, if there are other states beside: Georgia, Montana, North Dakota,

South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia, which have filed Abortion Ban bills

for the 2007 legislative session, please forward that information,

preferably with the bill number and/or the specific URL website

address for the bill, or for the state legislature, to:

Columbia Christians for Life <CCL@ChristianLifeandLiberty.net>

Thank you.

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Notes: 1) South Dakota has introduced a bill which includes so-called "exceptions"

to a ban on child-murder-by-abortion in cases of rape, incest, "life of the

mother", and the "health" of the mother, and will not be included on this list.

2) Utah has introduced a bill which includes so-called "exceptions" to a ban

on child-murder-by-abortion in cases of rape, incest, "to avert a woman's

death", and "to avert a serious risk of substantial and irreversible

impairment of a major bodily function", and will not be included on this list.

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The 1973 Roe decision stated that if legal "personhood" was vested

for the unborn, that the pro-abortion argument would then collapse.

For almost 34 years now, the pro-life movement has failed to achieve that

goal by a state-level, statutory declaration that pre-birth human beings are

legal "persons" at fertilization, without exception. As illustrated by the

Roe decision itself, "exceptions" to legal personhood are unconstitutional:

 

Right to Life Act of SC - news conference and "Jesus Christ is Lord of the Gates" pro-life rally - Jan. 17, 2006

http://www.christianlifeandliberty.net/H3213-S111-1032.doc p://www.christianlifeandliberty.net/H3213-S111-1032.doc

In the very text of the Roe v. Wade US supreme Court decision it 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."

In other words, there never would have been legalized abortion under Roe v. Wade. But tragically,

Texas had an "exception" which undermined their entire "personhood" argument. Justice Harry

Blackmun wrote: "[ Footnote 54 ] When Texas urges that a fetus is entitled to Fourteenth

Amendment protection as a person, it faces a dilemma. Neither in Texas nor in any other

State are all abortions prohibited. Despite broad proscription, an exception always exists…

But if the fetus is a person who is not to be deprived of life without due process of law, and

if the mother's condition is the sole determinant, does not the Texas exception appear to be

out of line with the Amendment's command? ..." http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=410&invol=113

 

The Right to Life Act of SC, in statutorily vesting legal "personhood" at fertilization for

ALL human beings, satisifies the Roe formula published 33 years ago. The issue of legal "personhood"

for ALL human beings, without exception, is a key to unlocking the 33 year old Roe v. Wade abortion enigma.

 

Jesus said, "... I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

Matthew 16:18

 

Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary

dir., Columbia Christians for Life

PO Box 50358, Columbia, SC 29250

(803) 765-0916

www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net (click on "RTL Act of SC")

www.RighttoLifeActofSC.net

February 1, 2007

 


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