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What monsters are we?

The trial is under way to try Scott Peterson for a double murder, that of his wife and not-yet-born son, Connor. Medical science, along with common sense, provides us with irrefutable proof that, yes, Connor was a human being and had been since conception.

Congress passed three times the ban on partial birth abortion, the method that intentionally kills the baby sometime short of delivery, extremely painfully so. Clinton vetoed the ban. President Bush signed it, and it became law. Fantastic!

Planned Parenthood, which provides half of our 1 1/2 million U.S. abortions annually, profiting tremendously, filed suit to overthrow the ban. A female judge who looks like she came out of Haight-Ashbury did so, citing that the law “placed an undue burden on a woman’s right to choose an abortion,” and so it is “irrelevant” whether a fetus suffers pain, a fact that is also established undeniably by the medical world. What monsters we have become, with the court’s decisions and blessings?

While we fret and are anguished about “intimidating” some of the Iraqi prisoners, where is the concern for the 4,500 “Connors and Connies” slaughtered each day in their mother’s wombs, here at home.

Shirley Struck

Grass Valley

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