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  •  Well, the bill is problematic (6+ / 0-)

    And typical when the shoddy, ideology-driven "lawyers" of the right get involved. By trying to justify and legalize terrorism, the republicans have opened a huge can of worms. Basically, if abortion is legal and a doctor is acting within the law, then he is not committing a forcible felony. Now, while someone entering a clinic may feel they have the right to kill anyone and everyone they find within, they are not free to do so simply because they think this law says they can. What's more, barring finding a doctor "in the act" of performing an abortion, this law does not allow anyone to simply murder doctors on the street under the suspicion that they might have, or might, in future, perform an abortion. Though Im sure that's the evil intent of this un-american travesty of justice.

    On it's face this law is unconstitutional (typical of right wing "constitutionalists"). No matter what your convictions, no one is allowed to appoint themselves judge, jury and executioner, no matter what the crime. Simply claiming you were trying to save "fetuses" does not justify or legalize terrorism or murder.

    One cannot kill someone on the mere suspicion that they have committed a felony, no matter what the crime. Simply knowing that a person is an abortion provider, even under this law, is not a license to kill (though I'm sure it is being sold that way to the right wing nut-jubs, pro-terrorist wingers, and wannabe serial killers of the forced-birth movement).

    I cannot help but think of the family members of anyone murdered based on this horrible law. They will have a field day suing the living crap out of anyone who voted for this abortion of law and any official who treated it as legal. It is a RICO action and class action lawsuit just waiting to happen. Too bad someone is going to have to die to put these scumbags and terrorists out of business and in jail.

    •  I commented upthread on the constitutionality bit. (0+ / 0-)

      The bill simply SCREAMS "due process violation."

      But I hadn't thought about the RICO aspect.  That would be interesting...probably wouldn't get too far in court out there, but still.  The publicity would only help.  Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

      Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything. -Harry S. Truman / -8.00, -6.77

      by Shadowmage36 on Fri Feb 25, 2011 at 06:54:24 AM PST

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