A tally of 26 murder victims that includes “space for one more”–an unborn child

By Dave Andrusko The headline on the online version of a story that appeared in today’s New York Times— “Why the Tally of the Church Shooting’s Victims Included a Fetus”–was the prelude to a fascinating article by Laurie Goodstein and an even more remarkable series of reader responses. By the way the more feeling, humane …

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Pregnant woman murdered, justice not being served

Editor’s note. This comes from the Canadian pro-life group Weneedalaw. On October 19, 2016, our Members of Parliament voted down Bill C-225 (Cassie and Molly’s Law), a law that would have allowed additional charges to be laid against a killer who took the life of a woman he knew to be pregnant. The law was …

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Liberal majority in Canadian Parliament defeats proposed unborn victims of crime law

By Paul Tuns Editor’s note. This appeared in the Canadian pro-life publication, The Interim and is reposted with permission. A private member’s bill that would have made it a separate crime to assault a pregnant woman causing the death of her unborn child was overwhelmingly defeated on October 19 by a 209-76 vote. Put forth …

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Fear of abortion discussion leads to cries for justice being ignored by Canadian Parliament

Editor’s note. This post comes from Weneedalaw.ca. On Wednesday October 19, the Canadian Parliament voted down Bill C-225, also known as Cassie and Molly’s Law. This private member’s bill, sponsored by Yorkton-Melville MP Cathay Wagantall, addressed a gaping hole in Canadian law whereby a criminal who intentionally commits a violent crime against a pregnant woman …

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Bill to protect pregnant women who have chosen to carry their child to term voted down in Canada

Ottawa, October 19 – Members of Parliament Wednesday voted 209 – 76 against Bill C-225, also known as “Cassie and Molly’s Law.” This bill would have made it a crime to injure or kill a woman’s pre-born child during the commission of a crime against the mother. Currently, a pregnant woman victimized by violent crime …

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Opponents of a bill to protect women who’ve chosen to carry their babies to term are endangering women

Editor’s note. This update was provided by WeNeedaLAW.ca Ottawa, September 28, 2016 – A private member’s bill put forward by Cathay Wagantall is receiving pushback from Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada. Arthur has initiated a petition calling upon the House of Commons to oppose Bill C-225. The petition is …

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On International Human Rights Day, Canada Remains Silent on Human Rights Issues at Home

By Mike Schouten – Campaign Director, Weneedalaw.ca Human Rights Day, marked every December 10th, commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. In addition to the Universal Declaration, Canada is also a signatory to six other major international human rights conventions. One of these is the Convention …

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Colorado Democrats kill Unborn Victims of Violence Act

By Dave Andrusko Sadly, as anticipated, the Democratic members of a Colorado House committee voted Monday to reject a bill to establish that when a pregnant woman is attacked and loses her baby, there are two victims. On a straight party line vote, the Offenses Against Unborn Children Act (SB 268) was defeated 6-5. The …

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Colorado Senate Committee approves Unborn Victims of Violence bill

Spurred by attack on woman whose seven-month-old unborn baby was cut from her womb By Dave Andrusko The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday took the first step in an attempt to rectify a gaping hole in the law in Colorado. On a 3-2 vote, the Committee approved a bill that would recognize that when a pregnant …

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Why doesn’t Canada have an Unborn Victims of Crime law?

By Mike Schouten Canada has no legal protection for children before they are born. This means that when a pregnant woman is attacked in Canada and her assailant harms or kills her pre-born child, no charge can be laid in that child’s death even when the attacker purposely intended to harm or kill her child. …

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Still no protection for unborn victims of crime in Canada

By Mike Schouten and Andre Schutten Editor’s note. This first appeared here and is reprinted with permission. Media are reporting that Windsor police have made an arrest in the gruesome murder of Cassandra Kaake. Matthew Brush, 26, is charged with one count of murder. The arrest follows less than a week after Windsor police took …

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