South Carolina State Representative Josiah Magnuson is leading the GOP in a fight to recognize fetal personhood at the state level in order to “slay the dragon” of legalized abortion, and it’s part of a broader trend echoed by conservatives in 16 other states. “The only way to slay the dragon is through the heart of Roe v. Wade,” Magnuson explained. “We need to remember our goal-to end abortion.” Magnuson’s bill in particular recognizes that the right to life begins at conception, although it does make exception in instances where the mother is in danger of dying, and it also allows for contraception. “The Personhood Act will define life at conception so that all humans are protected under state law, regardless of age,” Magnuson said. “The dark trade must end. Now is the time to end abortion in South Carolina.”
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South Carolina GOP state Rep. Josiah Magnuson told the Spartanburg County Republican Party last month he’s tired of nibbling around the edges of legalized abortion.
“The only way to slay the dragon is through the heart of Roe v. Wade,” Magnuson explained. “We need to remember our goal — to end abortion.”
The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute trumpeted a warning in December picked up by Vice News — Republicans had pre-filed at least 17 state legislative proposals to limit abortions.
Among the 17 is Magnuson’s bill to recognize the right to life begins at conception, a concept known as fetal personhood. The legislation would outlaw abortion with very few exceptions.
Under Magnuson’s proposal, an abortion would be allowed if the mother was in danger of dying. But cases of rape and incest are not addressed in Magnuson’s proposal. Contraception and in-vitro fertilization would be permitted.
Magnuson’s legislation states “the rights of its citizens extend to each newly born and pre-born human being.”