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Friday, April 25, 2014

"S. Carolina Lawmakers Propose 'Stand Your Fetus's Ground' Law"

I did a double take to make sure this article didn't come from Wonkette or The Onion, but, alas, it did not. Despite already having a stand-y'er-ground law in South Carolina, the Courthouse News Service reports that the UnknownSenate Judiciary Committee has passed this entirely superfluous bill:

The bill defines an "unborn child" as "the offspring of human beings from conception until birth.

 

People may use deadly force to protect themselves and others against the threat of "imminent peril of death or great bodily injury" under the state's current law.

 

Supporters of the "Pregnant Women's Protection Act" claimed that without this law, pregnant women could face attacks that may cause them to miscarry, but that might not justify the use of lethal force.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/2014/04/s-carolina-lawmakers-propose-stand-your-fetuss-ground-law.html

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