Thoughout the campaign, President Bush referred in his speeches to his desire for America to have a "culture of life." He did not expand on it very much, but careful observers knew that he was talking about having a society where taking of innocent life was abhorent, even the taking of pre-born life. The brutal murders of Laci and Conner Peterson has helped to advance that cause, as it is now a federal crime to kill a preborn baby. Furthermore, the conviction of Scott Peterson this week shows that Americans are once again (think OJ) taking seriously the implications of living in a culture where life is dispensable. No innocent human life is dispensable, and we need to continue to create a culture where life is valued and protected.