For over 20 years, Palmetto Family Council has been the strongest defender of family, faith and freedom in South Carolina. Our record is unrivaled.
VICTORIES FOR LIFE
- Proviso restricting Planned Parenthood funding
- Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
- Telemedicine Abortion Ban
- An ultrasound must be offered before an abortion can be performed.
- Abortion clinics must inform their patients that unborn children can feel pain.
- Unborn children are persons when victims of crime.
- The abortion reflection period is now twenty-four times longer than before.
- Any infant born alive, regardless of the circumstances (even if surviving an abortion) is now protected by law.
- South Carolina will not be required to cover abortions under the new healthcare reform system.
VICTORIES FOR FAMILY
- Volunteer Charity Care Act
- Human Trafficking Act
- The Right to Try experimental drugs for terminally ill patients.
- Pornography is restricted on cable television.
- “I thought she was of age” is no longer a defense for sexual predators.
- The Age of Consent is now clear in the law and the South Carolina Constitution.
- Sex between teachers and students is a separate, specific crime.
- Internet predators are banned from Facebook in South Carolina.
- 11-year-olds will not be required to be vaccinated for sexual diseases.
- Laws against human trafficking were established.
VICTORIES FOR MARRIAGE
- Marriage is defined in the South Carolina Constitution as for one man and one woman
- Couples may enjoy a $50 tax credit for pre-martial counseling.
- Efforts to change alimony laws to help the unfaithful spouse have been defeated.
VICTORIES FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
- Public Invocations Act
- The Ten Commandments may be displayed in public buildings.
- Students must be allowed to express their faith in school — at the pole and in class.
- Commencement prayers at public colleges have been preserved.
VICTORIES FOR EDUCATION
- Founding Documents Act
- Exceptional Needs Tax Credit
- Schools must follow state abstinence laws in sex education or lose funding.
- Students may receive graduation credit for off-campus Bible study.
- The Bible may be taught as history and literature in public schools.
- Biology standards must allow critique of evolution.
- Public colleges have backed away from assigning inappropriate Freshman summer reading.
- Homeschool students may participate in public school interscholastic activities.
VICTORIES AGAINST ADDICTIONS
- Powered alcohol has been banned.
- Synthetic meth and marijuana have been banned.
- The expansion of gambling in the form of poker, bingo, raffles, gaming machines and casinos has been stopped.
- A new casino in North Charleston was halted through the efforts of Palmetto Family’s Pastors Network.