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The Fight for Fetal Rights36:17

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photoFrom the Laci Peterson case to late term abortion, there's a powerful movement to endow the fetus with civil rights. Is dismantling Roe v. Wade far behind? Inside the fight for fetal rights.


Suzanne Smalley, reporter for Newsweek, co-author of this week's cover article, "Should a Fetus Have Rights?"

Congresswoman Melissa Hart (R-PA), sponsoring the Unborn Victims of Violence act in the US House of Representatives

Professor Bonnie Steinbok, Chair of the department of Philosophy at SUNY Albany, author of "Life Before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses"

Professor Hadley Arkes, fellow in politics at Princeton University, author of "Natural Rights and the Right to Choose"

This program aired on June 6, 2003.

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