Jewish World Review April 22, 2003 / 20 Nisan, 5763
NOW Defends Scott Peterson's Right to Choose
The National Organization for
Women has decided to broaden its fundraising
base by supporting a man's right to choose in
addition to the traditional woman's right to
In this case, the man is Scott Peterson,
currently staying in private quarters as a
guest of officials in Stanislaus County, CA.
A local NOW chapter spokesman issued a formal
apology to Mr. Peterson for the "grievous
injustice he has suffered at the hands of
those who would limit his rights."
The spokesman called on local officials to
drop one of the two murder charges against
Mr. Peterson on the grounds that the
late-term fetus his wife carried was not a
"If he had killed his wife then removed a
tape worm from her and it died, he would only
be charged with one murder," said the NOW
spokesman. "That is a precisely accurate
analogy using irrefutable logic."
A memo from the NOW legal department also
defended Mr. Peterson's alleged decision
because of the extraordinary situation.
"Terminating the fetus at that late date was
still permissable," according to the
memo,"because there was a clear threat to the
life and health of the mother."
JWR contributor Scott Ott publishes the satirical website ScrappleFace.com, whose motto is "News fairly unbalanced. We report. You decipher." Comment by clicking here.
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© 2003, Scott Ott