Legislative Update: What Happens If Roe Goes?

The pro-life movement has been working, praying, and waiting impatiently for the day Roe v. Wade would be relegated to the trash heap of history. On Jan. 22, 1973, seven of nine Supreme Court Justices created a brand new constitutional right known as a “woman’s right to privacy.” This mysterious right that is not mentioned […]

Legislative Update: Legislation Still to be Considered

It sounds like it could be the name of a Bruce Willis action movie. But sine die is simply Latin for “without date.” The South Carolina Legislature ended its 2022 session on May 12 at 5 p.m. The day before adjournment, the House adopted the Senate sine die resolution, which set the parameters for both […]

Legislative Update: Legislature nears end of session

If politics in South Carolina were a football game, we would be in the fourth quarter. The House and Senate convened Jan. 11, and they are scheduled to adjourn June 15. At this writing, the House was taking the week off for spring break, and the Senate had adjourned to focus on committee work related […]

Legislative Update: Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

On Feb. 9, the South Carolina Senate passed the Compassionate Care Act (medical marijuana) by a vote of 28 to 15. That makes South Carolina the 38th state to approve marijuana for medical application. Since marijuana is still considered to be a Schedule I narcotic and has not gained FDA approval for medical use, its […]

ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project Making a Difference

Rachel Wiles serves as events and project manager and as Psalm 139 placement manager at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The project is making a difference for many crisis pregnancy centers across the country. The Psalm 139 Project began receiving ultrasound funds in 2001 and placed its first ultrasound […]

Legislative Update: House Family Caucus Sets Goals

Speed is one of the most interesting characteristics of politics. Political fortunes can change at the drop of a hat, moving either negatively or positively, based on the perspective of the observer. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Howard Rosenberg lamented the speed of the news cycle and the effect it has in quickly shaping or changing our […]

Legislative Update: Supreme Court actions in Washington and Columbia

In the world of geology, tectonic shifts are major geological events that happen outside of our view but often bring about momentous change to the physical landscape. In the world of politics, metaphoric tectonic shifts are rare, but there have been several that have occurred in 2021. Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court […]