South Dakota GOP pushes bill to legalize ‘homicide’ in defense of the unborn
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 — 9:42 am
“Justifiable” homicide is usually claimed in self defense cases, and in particular home invasions that end up with a dead burglar. You could say it’s one of the many things that’s big in Texas.
But in South Dakota, a group of Republican state legislators have crafted a bill that would expand the legal definition of “justifiable homicide” in a way that’s plain and unambiguous: they’re trying to legalize the murder of abortion doctors.
In House Bill 1171, which cleared committee recently and will go to a full vote by the legislature soon, their redefinition is clear.
It states: “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.”
What in the HECK?!?!?!