From an article in the Then Union Leader [Registration Required]
ABORTION ADVOCATES are trying to claim that Republicans in Congress are exploiting the Laci and Conner Peterson murders for political purposes. They are, as usual, dead wrong.
Kate Michelman, president of NARAL Pro Choice America, told The Fresno (Calif.) Bee two weeks ago, �The only thing new about this bill is the length to which anti-choice lawmakers and advocates are willing to go to exploit a family�s pain in order to move their own political agenda.�
We�d like to see Michelman say that to Laci Peterson�s family, which strongly supports the bill and has voluntarily lent Laci and Conner�s names to it. On May 5 family members wrote to the House and Senate sponsors of the bill requesting that it be renamed �Laci and Conner�s Law.�
�Knowing that perpetrators who murder pregnant women will pay the price not only for the loss of the mother, but the baby as well, will help bring justice for these victims and hopefully act as a deterrent to those considering such heinous acts,� wrote the family.
Michelman is using Laci Peterson�s name to build opposition to a bill Peterson�s family actively supports. So who is exploiting whom?