Anti-abortion forces are still hard at it in
. A proposed new law there would define a homicide as justifiable if committed in the defense of an unborn child. South Dakota
Opponents say the measure would provide a license to kill abortion providers, especially after language was added to the original bill extending the self defense justification to the pregnant woman’s relatives. So an enraged brother, or even crazy Uncle Goober, could shoot the doctor and his nurse for “endangering the life” of the unborn, in
, and claim justifiable homicide by self defense. South Dakota
Proponents of this transparent legislative con insist that the law would not shield killers of abortion providers, but if that’s so, then there is simply no reason to propose it in the first place. A pregnant woman already has the right of self defense against someone attacking her. Relatives, or anyone else, for that matter; even strangers, are likewise entitled to come to her aid using lethal force if necessary to protect her from imminent harm. That’s already the law in most states
So what’s going on here? Who do you suppose is most likely to “endanger the life of an unborn,” if not someone who already has permission from the owner, and thus the legal right to do so? Who attempts to “endanger an unborn” without intending to endanger its owner also?
That’s right; your friendly neighborhood abortion provider is the real target of this law. Social conservatives in
want open season declared on them; and personhood status for the unborn while they’re at it. South Dakota
Meanwhile down in
, state Rep. Bobby Franklin, an even more ambitious religionist lawmaker, has reintroduced, for the umpteenth time, a bill that would make miscarriages a felony if the mother can’t prove there was no "human involvement." All abortions are defined as "prenatal murder" under this law, and anyone convicted would face the death penalty or life behind bars. Georgia
You can’t say I didn’t warn you.
These folks don’t give up easily.