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3252Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010110Primary Sponsor: DavenportAll Sponsors: Davenport, Bingham, Tripp, Easterday, Haskins, Riser, Huggins, Sandifer, Hamilton, Leach, Loftis, Barfield, Altman, Talley, Littlejohn, Cato, Vaughn, Barrett, Sinclair, Robinson, Rice, Simrill, Sharpe, Allison, Delleney, Owens, CooperDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11080ac01.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Right to Life Act, Medical, Abortion, Minors, Acts Cited By Popular NameHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010403 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Cooper House 20010327 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Owens House 20010314 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Delleney House 20010312 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Sharpe Allison House 20010308 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Sinclair Robinson Rice Simrill House 20010307 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Vaughn Barrett House 20010306 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Altman Talley Littlejohn Cato House 20010220 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Barfield House 20010215 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Hamilton Leach Loftis House 20010124 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Bingham Tripp Easterday Haskins Riser Huggins Sandifer House 20010110 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND TITLE 1, CHAPTER 1, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5, SO AS TO ENACT THE "RIGHT TO LIFE ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA" WHICH ESTABLISHES THAT THE RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS AND THE RIGHT TO EQUAL PROTECTION VEST AT FERTILIZATION.
Whereas, the General Assembly, under Article III, Section 1A of the Constitution of the State of South Carolina, 1895, is empowered to assemble to make new laws, as the common good may require; and
Whereas, Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution of the State of South Carolina, 1895, guarantees that no person may be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law or denied the equal protection of the laws; and
Whereas, the General Assembly in the exercise of its constitutional powers and in carrying out its duties and responsibilities under the law finds it necessary and proper to ensure that the rights of its citizens extend to each newly born and preborn human person. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Title 1, Chapter 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 1-1-310. This article may be cited as the 'Right to Life Act of South Carolina'.
Section 1-1-320. The right to due process, whereby no person may be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, and the right to equal protection of the laws, both of which rights are guaranteed by Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution of this State, vest at fertilization."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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