WASHINGTON, April 29, 2003 ( – A national Fox News / Opinion Dynamics poll released April 25 found that 84% of registered voters agree that a double homicide charge is appropriate in the much-publicized Peterson murder case in California.  Only 7% said that a one-victim charge would be appropriate.  The murder of Laci Peterson and her preborn baby has resulted in double murder charges against husband Scott Peterson.  However, radical feminists with the National Organization of Women objected to the double murder charge saying Peterson should not be charged with murder in the death of the unborn child.  National Right to Life Committee commented that the poll speaks to the heart of the issue addressed by the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (S. 146), which would recognize as a legal victim any unborn child injured or killed during the commission of a federal crime.  The bill has passed the House twice (in 1999 and 2001), but has never been taken up in the Senate because of opposition from NARAL and other groups that insist that these crimes have only one victim, not two.  Conducted April 22-23, 2003, the poll surveyed 900 registered voters asking: If Scott Peterson is convicted of killing his pregnant wife Laci, do you think he should be charged with one count of homicide for murdering his wife or two counts of homicide for murdering both his wife and unborn son?  See related LifeSite coverage:  PRESIDENT BUSH CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE LEGISLATION CANADIAN NATIONAL PRO-LIFE GROUP COMMENTS ON U.S. PETERSON DOUBLE MURDER PETERSON CHARGED WITH MURDER OF WIFE *AND* UNBORN CHILD


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