A glorious precedent? Connor's legacy.
I may be jumping the gun, totally off base, or woefully misinformed, it wouldn't be the first time, but I am quite hopeful about the recent verdict against Scott Peterson.
The jury found Scott GUILTY of 2nd Degree Murder of Connor Peterson, his unborn son. This, I can only hope, will end up being a precedent for other cases in which the unborn are brutally killed.
Yes, I personally would like late-term abortionists to be convicted, but a solid start towards the holding of the life of the unborn precious would be to start convicting abusive husbands/boyfriends, or other criminals, who kill unborn children either intentionally, or in the commission of another crime, such as carjacking, mugging, battery, etc.
I get so tired of the "Keep your laws off my body" mantra, because its not just the WOMAN'S body the law is intended to protect, but also the body of the CHILD. With great power, comes great responsibility (Hat Tip: Stan Lee) and there is no greater power than that to bring life into this world. I think mothers, and in turn, everyone, have the responsiblity to be a voice for the voiceless, the helpless unborn child. Connor Peterson had no way to defend himself from his father, but his death may lead to justice for many other victims like him.
As for Scott... May God have mercy on his soul.
Update: Guess I missed this before: President Bush signs the Unborn Victims of Violence Act! (Hat Tip: LaShawn Barber, Wizbang. )