OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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 Nehemiah Network.