OFFICE OF PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE

OFFICE OF PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE

JANUARY 3, 2023

I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! 

This weekend, South Carolina Citizens for Life will host the Proudly Pro-Life Dinner and Rally in Columbia.  The dinner will be held this Friday evening at Seawall’s, 1125 Rosewood Dr. in Columbia.  Doors open at 5:30pm, the buffet line opens at 5:45pm, and the program will begin at 6:45pm.  If you would like to attend, please contact sclife.org/events for ticket information and availability. 

The Proudly Pro-Life March and Rally will be held this Saturday, January 7.  Those who would like to participate in the March should line up at 11:00am at the USC Russell House on Greene Street.  The Rally begins at noon on the SC State House Plaza on the Gervais Street side.  Music for the dinner and the rally will be provided by Joyful Sound from North Greenville University.  The featured speaker for both events is Ryan Bomberger.  Ryan is an Emmy award-winning creative professional, citizen journalist, and Co-Founder of The Radiance Foundation.  He is also a Producer and the author of Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong. 

Please join us for this Rally on Saturday.  As you know, our SC Legislature failed this summer to pass H5399 that would have protected life beginning at conception.  As of this writing, the South Carolina Supreme Court has not released their decision concerning the constitutionality of the Heartbeat Bill.  The South Carolina Legislature will begin the 2023 Legislative Session on Tuesday, January 10.  We need to have a good turnout for the Rally to send a strong message to the Legislature calling for unborn children to be protected!  Right now, with the Heartbeat Bill still enjoined by the Court, South Carolina has the most liberal abortion law in the Southeast.  Abortions are legal up to 22 weeks!

Don’t forget, Sunday January 22 is National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.  Our churches need to hear from our pulpits that life is precious because we are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of our Creator.  If you need any information or resources on the state of the pro-life movement in South Carolina and in our nation, please contact me at [email protected] or you are welcome to call me at 864-918-2099. 

He must increase, I must decrease

Dr. Tony Beam

Director of the Office of Public Policy

The South Carolina Baptist Convention

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