Unfettered Musings

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Scott Peterson, Murder, and Abortion

Yesterday a jury of 12 of his peers found Scott Peterson guilty of 1st degree murder of his wife, Laci, and 2nd degree murder of his son, Conner. This makes him eligible for the death penalty under California law. Michelle Malkin reports today on another California law, and a federal law that made the 2nd degree murder charge of his unborn son, Conner, possible:

California is one of 31 states that protect unborn victims from violence, according to Americans United For Life, a pro-life law firm. In addition, the Federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, also known as Laci and Conner's Law, was signed into law by President Bush earlier this year. Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice groups opposed the legislation.

So, federal law and state law in 31 states declares that killing a fetus in the womb is murder. Can anyone fill me in on why it is still legal and "constitutional" when it is the mother and her doctor doing the murdering?

Update: When I was looking for a news reference for the verdict I noticed that some of the MSM's headlines were missing an important detail. Promoting the illusion, ya think? I suppose one of them did throw us pro-lifers a bone and at least mentioned that she was pregnant when he murdered her.