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South Dakota - Making it look like its legal to kill abortion providers!
The South Dakota house committee just altered a bill that started out proposing to allow pregnant women to use lethal force to protect themselves in a greater number of situations than non-pregnant people can and changed it into a bill that makes it legal to kill abortion providers. And then the committee passed the altered bill.
While the acknowledged intent of making it okay to kill abortion providers is horrific enough, it also seems like it can be used to excuse violence against pregnant women - which is the exact opposite intention of the original bill. The wording is just so vague it could be interpreted to mean anything from the actual doctors to nurses, pharmacists, friends providing rides, ect.
The SD House was supposed to vote on this bill yesterday but they deferred it to today.
Here is the full text of the bill as of 2/9/2011 and the underlined parts are the parts that this bill would add to the current definition of justifiable homicide:
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide for the protection of certain unborn children.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 22-16-34 be amended to read as follows:
22-16-34. Homicide is justifiable if committed by any person while resisting any attempt to murder such person, or to harm the unborn child of such person in a manner and to a degree likely to result in the death of the unborn child, or to commit any felony upon him or her, or upon or in any dwelling house in which such person is.
Section 2. That § 22-16-35 be amended to read as follows:
22-16-35. Homicide is justifiable if committed by any person in the lawful defense of such person, or of his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant, or the unborn child of any such enumerated person, if there is reasonable ground to apprehend a design to commit a felony, or to do some great personal injury, and imminent danger of such design being
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