Unborn Victims of Crime Act, Bill C-484
LifeSiteNews.com reports that Conservative MP Ken Epp has introduced a Private Members Bill that would make it a crime to kill or injury the unborn when the child’s mother is victim of a crime.
Right now, as far as I can tell, animals have more protection under the law than the unborn, as discussed after the murder of Aysun Sesen and her unborn child just a few months ago.
Mr. Epp says,
This is all about protecting the choice of a woman to give birth to her child. It is about condemning the actions of those who would take it upon themselves to criminally assault a pregnant woman and the child she wants and loves, destroying that child against her will.
Having heard the heart-rending stories of the families of the victims, I am absolutely convinced that this is an issue which cannot be swept aside. How do you tell these grieving families that the child they loved and lost never even existed in the eyes of the law?
Vote Life, Canada! has commentary from Marget Somerville on the issue.
A Environics poll asking if killing or injuring a foetus should be a crime found that 75 per cent of Canadian women and 68 per cent of men would support a foetal protection law (the level of support among all Canadians was 72 per cent).
Who could oppose this law? I guess we’ll find out.
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