Mother Jones is reporting that the South Dakota Legislature is considering a bill that would legalize killing doctors who perform abortions. The bill, which is supported by right-wing groups such as Concerned Women for America, the Family Heritage Alliance, a branch of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum and the Family Matters in South Dakota PAC, would give a fetus personhood and make it justifiable to kill a doctor. The law is also unnecessary because state law already allows prosecutors to charge acts that result in the death of fetuses with either manslaughter or murder. There is nothing quite like trying to prevent what one considers murder like condoning other murder.

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