Thursday, July 08, 2004

Fetal "Rights"

Just imagine how this case would've played out in America: Europe Rejects Foetal Rights Bid.

The case is very tragic, but the court made the correct decision. Obviously, the doctor in this case deserves reprimand, but legally, the fetus is not a viable person and therefore cannot be murdered.

One of the reasons that the Scott Peterson case is getting so much attention is because the right wingers want it to. It will make their case that, if he is convicted of killing not only Lacy but the "unborn" child too, then the unborn can be murdered, and that will aid their legal case against abortion. (BTW, there is some debate about whether the Peterson baby had actually been born prior to being killed; its very important in terms of what this case represents.)


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