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Most Women Disagree with Weich

As I noted below, Obama assistant AG nominee Ron Weich testified twice that the Unborn Victims of Violence Act “marginalized women.” A Newsweek poll from 2003, however, found that 60 percent of women believe that prosecutors should always be able to bring separate charges for the murder of a fetus when a pregnant woman is murdered. Women were more likely to take this view than men. A plurality (41 percent) of self-described pro-choicers also took this view, with an additional 40 percent of them willing to countenance separate prosecutions in cases where the fetus was viable.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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