It appears that
doctors the one doctor who provides abortions to the women of South Dakota is safe (for now):
A state bill to expand the definition of justifiable homicide in South Dakota to include killing someone in the defense of an unborn child was postponed indefinitely Wednesday after an uproar over whether the legislation would put abortion providers at greater risk.
The House speaker, Val Rausch, said that the legislation had been shelved, pending a decision on whether to allow a vote, amend the language or drop it entirely.
The bill's sponsor, State Rep. Phil Jensen, originally defended the bill, insisting that it would not, in fact, provide cover for terrorists who believe they are justified in gunning down doctors.
But that's not how some "pro-lifers" saw it:
Dave Leach, an Iowa anti-abortion activist, praised the bill, saying it could end abortions in South Dakota by scaring away doctors or by establishing grounds for someone to kill those who stay.
"There may be something I’m overlooking, but from all appearances, this bill would certainly justify an individual taking the life of an abortionist in order to save human lives," he said.
Fortunately, Mr. Leach was in the minority, even in the rabidly anti-choice state of South Dakota. A spokesman for "pro-life" Gov. Dennis Daugaard, said, “Clearly the bill as it’s currently written is a very bad idea.”
A "bad idea" to give fetus-obsessed terrorists exactly the legal defense they've been wanting for years so they can gun down doctors without that pesky prison time? Gee, ya think?