South Dakota Moves to Decriminalize Murder

02.15.11

I am speechless enraged sad for America.

Please read the text and if you live in South Dakota please for the love of all things holy, take action. Dr. George Tiller was recently murdered and legislation like this puts physicians everywhere at risk.
State of South Dakota

EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2011
463S0397
HOUSE JUDICIARY ENGROSSED NO. HB 1171 –
2/9/2011
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistent
with the original intention of the sponsor.
Introduced by: Representatives Jensen, Bolin, Brunner, Greenfield, Haggar, Hansen (Jon),
Hickey, Hoffman, Hubbel, Kopp, Magstadt, Miller, Nelson (Stace), Olson
(Betty), Rausch, Russell, Sly, Steele, Stricherz, Van Gerpen, Venner,
Verchio, and Willadsen and Senators Kraus, Fryslie, Lederman, and Maher
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide
for the protection of certain unborn children.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That 22-16-34 be amended to read as follows:
22-16-34. Homicide is justifiable if committed by any person while resisting any attempt
to murder such person, or to harm the unborn child of such person in a manner and to a degree
likely to result in the death of the unborn child, or to commit any felony upon him or her, or
upon or in any dwelling house in which such person is.
Section 2. That 22-16-35 be amended to read as follows:
0 22-16-35. Homicide is justifiable if committed by any person in the lawful defense of such
person, or of his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant, or the unborn
child of any such enumerated person, if there is reasonable ground to apprehend a design to
commit a felony, or to do some great personal injury, and imminent danger of such design being
accomplish

Deletions from existing statutes are indicated by overstrikes.- 2 – HB 1171
State of South DakotaEIGHTY-SIXTH SESSIONLEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2011463S0397HOUSE JUDICIARY ENGROSSED NO. HB 1171 -2/9/2011This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistentwith the original intention of the sponsor.Introduced by: Representatives Jensen, Bolin, Brunner, Greenfield, Haggar, Hansen (Jon),Hickey, Hoffman, Hubbel, Kopp, Magstadt, Miller, Nelson (Stace), Olson(Betty), Rausch, Russell, Sly, Steele, Stricherz, Van Gerpen, Venner,Verchio, and Willadsen and Senators Kraus, Fryslie, Lederman, and Maher1 FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to expand the definition of justifiable homicide to provide2 for the protection of certain unborn children.3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:4 Section 1. That 22-16-34 be amended to read as follows:5 22-16-34. Homicide is justifiable if committed by any person while resisting any attempt6 to murder such person, or to harm the unborn child of such person in a manner and to a degree7 likely to result in the death of the unborn child, or to commit any felony upon him or her, or8 upon or in any dwelling house in which such person is.9 Section 2. That 22-16-35 be amended to read as follows:10 22-16-35. Homicide is justifiable if committed by any person in the lawful defense of such11 person, or of his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant, or the unborn12 child of any such enumerated person, if there is reasonable ground to apprehend a design to13 commit a felony, or to do some great personal injury, and imminent danger of such design being135 copies were printed on recycled paper by the South Dakota Legislative Research Council at a cost of $.075 per page. Insertions into existing statutes are indicated by underscores.Deletions from existing statutes are indicated by overstrikes.- 2 – HB 11711 accomplish

You can find the bill here.