Fetal Rights

The Unborn Victims of Violence Bill will soon go before President Bush for his signature. The law makes it a separate offense to harm a fetus during an act of violence against a pregnant woman. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to discuss the new abortion debate.

Guests:

Julie Rovner
*NPR's health policy correspondent

Daniel Callahan
*Co-founder of the Hastings Bioethics Research Center

Kate Michelman
*President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

Douglas Johnson
*Legislative director of National Right to Life Committee

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