Those who spoke against Bill C-225 (Protection of Pregnant Women and Their Preborn Children Act or “Cassie and Molly’s Law”) in yesterday evening’s debate are endangering Canadian women and the choices they make. They may not be doing so in principle, but certainly in effect.
This fall, MPs will be debating Bill C-225, a private member’s bill that addresses gender-based violence by protecting pregnant women who have chosen to carry their child to term.
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.
In a tragic event in Quebec City on August 10, Marie-Pier Gagné, 27, was struck by a car as she crossed a crosswalk by the hospital. Sadly, she died as the result of severe injuries. But, before she died, medical staff were able to safely deliver her pre-born baby girl.
Being pro-life means, by definition, being for life. The same groups that recognize the value of children in the womb are those who recognize the value of the elderly, the terminally ill, the mentally ill, and all human life. With euthanasia and assisted suicide now accepted in Canada as additional ways to eliminate inconvenience and suffering, it is worth considering how interconnected the issues of abortion and euthanasia are.
Last week the Native Women’s Association of Canada released a strong endorsement for the Protection of Pregnant Women and Their Preborn Children Act.
The murder of Candice Rochelle Bobb from Etobicoke, ON is a tragedy complicated by the fact that she was 24 weeks pregnant with her third son. Since 2000, at least twenty-four Canadian women have been victims of violent assault or murder while carrying their child to term.
This week, tens of thousands of Canadians will leave their homes and jobs and spend part of their day marching. The annual, nationwide March for Life draws bigger crowds every year; people of all ages coming together to bring attention to the fact that Canada is the only country in the world with no legal protections for children before they are born.
Two papers published this week again drew attention to the ongoing practice of sex-selective abortion in Canada. With a focus on Indian communities, the researchers found a skewed ratio of boys to girls that cannot be explained by chance. While this study singles out a particular cultural group in Canada, sex-selective abortion is legal for anyone, at any point, as is all other abortion in Canada.