South Dakota bill would allow "justifiable homicide" of abortion providers

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Have you heard about the shocking South Dakota bill that would make it legal to murder abortion providers, but not gotten the details yet? Check out Lindsay Beyerstein's roundup at The Media Consortium. She reports, in part,
As Jodi Jacobson of RH Reality Check notes, the bill codifies the same legal argument that anti-choice terrorist Scott Roeder deployed unsuccessfully at his trial for the assassination of the prominent late-term abortion provider and pro-choice activist Dr. George Tiller. Technically, the bill would only protect people who killed to “protect” a fetus being carried by their partner or family member, not strangers like Roeder who killed to “protect” fetuses in general, but the veiled threat to abortion providers is clear.

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