Killing Abortion Providers
South Dakota incurred the wrath of pro-choice folks worldwide when it introduced a bill in March that would have categorized the murder of abortion providers as “justifiable homicide”. Due to massive outrage and political pressure, the bill has been shelved indefinitely. Insane pro-lifers haven’t called it quits though: Nebraska has recently introduced a similar bill into its state legislature.
Under current immigration and terrorism laws, it is now legal to indefinitely imprison someone without charging them. This has kept immigrants in detention centers and suspected “terrorists” in Guantanamo Bay, with some prisoners being kept for years without trial.
The UN’s Convention Against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment states that:
No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.