Sunday, June 18, 2006

Tory Abortion Bill Back

After his private Member's Bill C-291,

...which would amend the Criminal Code to make injuring or killing an unborn child while committing or attempting to commit an offence against the mother a separate crime under law, carrying equivalent penalties to causing injury or death to the mother

...was voted down at the committee level for “clearly” violating the Constitution including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Conservative MP Leon Benoit has said the bill will be back in a modified form.

It's a Private Members' bill, so almost certainly doomed. However, its nice to know that some Tories are still working to make the "secret agenda" not-so secret.

Meanwhile, in other news, ex-Canadian Alliance MP Larry Spencer, who was ousted from the party over comments on homosexuality, has been named interim National President of the Christian Heritage Party, a pro-life, pro-family federal party founded on Christian principles. And, yes, they still want to repeal the metric system.


Anonymous said...

this is the fourth Private member's Bill on the topic in the last few years.

The other three were sponsored by Liberals . . . now that's the really secret agenda.

Psychols said...

The bill is intended to address the issue of an assault on the mother that leads to the harm or death of an unborn child. It represents a thorny legal issue because it recognizes an unborn child as a human life.

Of course, it will call into question legalized abortion and perhaps this is the intent of the sponsor. Still, must we be so polarized in the abortion debate that we refuse to consider the complexities associated with reality?