PREVENT DOMESTIC HOMICIDE Make Strangulation a Felony in South Carolina EAs Law Bill S-172
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This LAW is named after Emily Anna Asbill (EA). EA was a Beautiful, Full of Life, Wonderful Spirit, and Joyful soul. She was 19 years Young. In June 2013 EA was strangled by her then boyfriend causing her death. In many tragedies such as EA’s, strangulation leads to death even hrs, or days after the act. In most cases strangulation is used as control abuse causing a near death experience with or without loss of consciousness. But the highly lethal effect of being strangled impacts one’s life forever no matter the results or outcome.
Dear Citizens. This is EAs LAW. A Stand alone Strangulation Suffocation Law for South Carolina. 45 other States already have similar Laws but SC does NOT! SC was ranked #1 or #2 for 14 years in a ROW and 5th now in the Nation of females killed by males in Domestic Violence.I represent the EAs love For Life Foundation. A foundation built on helping victims of DV incidents thrive and live on past their DV situation and Honor those who we lost to DV. WE are asking you All to take a stand and join us in signing this petition to show ALL SC LAW makers that we will not turn a blind eye to DV situations or DV victims and their family's anymore. We will Stand together and Fight for what is right. We are sick and tired of SC being last in all the good and first in all the bad. Stand side by side with me and sign this petition to make EAs LAW come to pass!!! Thank you all so very much.
EA’s LAW ( BILL S-172 )
A Standalone Strangulation/Suffocation Law.
EA’s Law is a Standalone Strangulation/Suffocation Law which states that:
Any person who, impede or create a substantial risk of impeding the normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure to the throat or neck of another person, by blocking the nose or mouth of another person, or applying weight to the torso, abdomen, shoulders so as to restrict breathing of another person regardless whether that conduct results in any visible injury or whether there is any intent to kill or protractedly injure the victim, Is guilty of a FELONY.
Although the Legislature did make a change in the DV law in 2015 that to some degree did address strangulation, it failed to hit the mark in addressing the true lethality of it.
The current DV law has graduated degrees of charges (misdemeanors – felonies) that involve strangulation, however, even one act of strangulation can be lethal days or hours after the incident even if no loss of consciousness. This is supported by the 2008 report in the Journal of Emergency Medicine entitled “Non-fatal strangulation is an important risk factor for homicide of
To this end, an actual stand-alone strangulation statute that can address many type of crimes (sexual assault, vulnerable adult abuse, Elderly abuse, kidnapping, Child abuse…etc) is what SC needs and it should qualify as a felony not a misdemeanor since lethality is high. 45 other states have actual Felony strangulation statutes. Thus far SC Does NOT.
(A message from the Founder and Chairman of EAs LOVE FOR LIFE FOUNDATION. Emily Joy!)
"I'm Emily Joy the Mother or Emily-Anna Asbill.
Known as "EA" She loved life and spent 19 years of it helping others! Please sign and help many others as she would have!
We need this Law!
God bless each of you!"
WE NEED YOU SOUTH CAROLINA. PLEASE!!! CALL OUR YOUR LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS, TV, NEWS PAPER, ONLINE, AND ALSO YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, HENRY MCMASTER, AND LAW MAKERS IN COLUMBIA AND TELL THEM TO PASS BILL S-172 EAs LAW NOW!!! LOVE YOU ALL!
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