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It would seem that legislators in South Dakota are quite happy to enable people to murder others, just so long as they can say that they are protecting an unborn child. They aren't pro-life, they are anti-abortion and this legislation, if passed, would give carte blanche to anyone that is anti-abortion to murder abortion providers.

Also submitted by timecatcher, with the following note:

A law under consideration in South Dakota 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.

The Republican-backed legislation, House Bill 1171, has passed out of committee on a nine-to-three party-line vote, and is expected to face a floor vote in the state's GOP-dominated House of Representatives soon.



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