MURDER AND ABORTION
The local NOW 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.
Both bodies were identified on Friday after washing up on the shore of San Francisco Bay.
More than two dozen states, including California, have adopted “fetal homicide” statutes, and prosecutors often will seek a double-murder charge when a pregnant woman is killed.
Stark, is, of course, correct. If a fetus has no rights if a parent wants it dead, then Scott Peterson is guilty–if he is indeed guilty– of nothing more than excercising his right to choose. Or, maybe practicing medicine without a license.
(Hat tip: Drudge)