16 February 2011

Will South Dakota legalize the murder of abortion providers?

The South Dakota State House of Representatives is considering a bill which some fear could, in effect, legalize the killing of abortion providers.

According to Mother Jones, the law "would expand the definition of 'justifiable homicide' to include killings that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus - a move that could make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions."

Think of the implications: This bill could be interpreted as making it "justifiable" to kill a physician who performs a legal medical procedure.

This bill, if passed, could open the door to vigilantism on steroids. And that would be very, very dangerous.

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