April 20, 2003

KILL ONE, GET ONE FREE? (via Richard Compton):

Laci Peterson case tied to Roe debate (Rob Jennings, 04/20/03, The Daily Record)
The head of the National Organization for Women's Morris County chapter is opposing a double-murder charge in the Laci Peterson case, saying it could provide ammunition to the pro-life lobby.

"If this is murder, well, then any time a late-term fetus is aborted, they could call it murder," Morris County NOW President Mavra Stark said on Saturday.

Prosecutors in California announced Friday their intention to charge Scott Peterson, 30, of Modesto, both with killing his wife and their unborn son. Laci Peterson was eight months pregnant when she disappeared Dec. 24. [...]

Marie Tasy, public and legislative affairs director for New Jersey Right To Life, countered that a double-murder charge against Scott Peterson is appropriate. She assailed pro-choice activists for opposing fetal homicide statutes.

"Obviously he was wanted by the mother," Tasy said.


As the story goes on to note, Connor Peterson was due to be born on February 10th, just a little over six weeks after he and his mother were murdered. No one who has ever seen an ultrasound of a seven-month old fetus could think it anything but a human being. Posted by Orrin Judd at April 20, 2003 10:57 AM
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"If this is murder, well, then any time a late-term fetus is aborted, they could call it murder," Morris County NOW President Mavra Stark said on Saturday.



-- she got about right.

Posted by: Paul Cella at April 21, 2003 2:19 AM
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