Right now in Kansas, a Judge is considering whether a justifiable homicide defense will be permitted in the trial of Scott Roeder, who murdered Dr. George Tiller on May 31st.
Personally, I feel this defense is crap, but assuming it is allowed, what would you think of this defense? I am not, repeat not asking whether you support the use of abortion, but whether you feel there is any legal sense in saying murdering an abortion clinic doctor is justified to save the lives of unborn children.
Legally, I can’t see how this defense would have a leg to stand on. Like it or not, the law is that abortion is legal and a fetus is not a person. Religiously, socially, scientifically the answer may be different, but law gets to be arbitrary and definite in its statements.
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