Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Protect the pre-born

My letter in today's National Post, in response to Jeff Durham's desire to bring back Bill C-484, Unborn Victims of Crime. 
Re: Make Violent Death Of Unborn Crime, July 10
Jeff Durham believes his pre-born child, Molly, the victim of a violent death, deserves to be treated the same way any other human being in the same circumstances: charge the killer. 
I agree. The last time the Unborn Victim of crime bill was introduced in Parliament, the radical pro-choice lobby did everything it could to scare MPs into believing such a bill would open the door to abortion restrictions. Their abortion blinders prevented them from grasping a pre-born child in these specific circumstances, is in as much need of protection as its mother. In this case, their “choice” argument falls especially flat since these children are wanted — their mothers and fathers have chosen to keep them. So why can’t we provide them protection? 
As Joyce Arthur, Canada’s most extreme “pro-choicer” let slip about her real motivation behind her opposition to Bill C-484 in the National Post in 2004: “If the fetuses are recognized in this bill, it could bleed into people’s consciousness and make people change their minds about abortion.” 
Durham is calling his campaign “Molly Matters,” after his daughter. Molly does matter, and if we won’t protect her and future Mollys, who will? 
Patricia Maloney, Ottawa. 
(See http://www.mollymatters.org/
And here: http://www.molly-matters.ca)

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