South Dakota shelves bill redefining “justifiable homicide” to (possibly, in the future) allow killing of doctors who perform abortions. Probably a good idea, since whether or not the bill actually would permit such acts hardly matters if anti-abortion activists think that it does. From the NYT:
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.
Between this and the whole redefining rape kerfuffle, it’s turning out to be a bad p.r. month for culture warriors.