Senators Stall Personhood Act in Judiciary Committee
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- One controversial topic sparked so much conversation Tuesday, it became the main topic of discussion in legislative committee.
Senators from both parties raised questions about the Personhood Act before moving it any further in Judiciary Committee.
If the act were to become law in South Carolina, constitutional rights would be established for each being, beginning at the time of fertilization. The proposal prompted reaction both for and against it. Senators ended Tuesday’s meeting by carrying the law over, calling for more clarity.
“I do not want to vote against a bill that encourages pro-life but this bill is so far out of bounds as far as it’s constitutionality, I do not think it can be retrieved,” said Senator Sandy Senn.
“The unintended consequences for people and their families are going to be great. And it’s not just a simple this is where I stand philosophically or morally. What we’re trying to do is make sure we have good legislation,” said Senator Gerald Malloy.
Supporters like Elizabeth Scott from Greenville said although today’s meeting ended without a solution, it was still productive.