Monday, February 25, 2008

Thumbs down to Bill C-484

There is a right way and a wrong way to address the fact Canada presently has no law regulating the termination of a pregnancy.

While I remain pro-life, I am convinced Bill C-484 is the wrong way to address the issue. Several female friends of mine who had to get an abortion due to health issues related either to the mother or the fetus, or both, would have been made criminals under the bill as currently written -- as well as the physicians who performed the procedure.

That is blatant insanity. Ken Epp can say all he wants, but the text of the bill as written strikes me as very sinister.

So I add my voice to those who want to Kill Bill C-484.

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3 comments:

thereginamom said...

Thank you for speaking out on this important matter.

wilson said...

''while committing or attempting to commit an offence against the mother of the child''

Abortion is legal in Canada, therefore the mother and physician are not committing a criminal offence and are strictly not covered by this proposed law.

John R. Sutherland said...

You can believe what you want about the bill and its objectives, but get your facts straight. The bill deals only with crimes (abortion is not a crime in Canada)committed by someone other than the mother herself, with the intent of harming the fetus. Your friends would not be charged. If you don't know that, you've not read the bill. The woman could sniff glue, drink herself blind, or plunge a knife into her womb and she would not be charged under this bill no matter what happened to her unborn baby.