Thanks to every single pro-choice agitator in Canada, the Tories have been forced to put the boot to Bill C-484, MP Ken Epps’ Private Member’s Bill that would have made the fetus a legal entity:
The Harper government cut loose a contentious private member’s bill that would have made it a crime to take the life of a fetus just as election speculation hits fever pitch.
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced Monday that his government will rework Bill C-484, the “Unborn Victims of Crime Act,” so that it doesn’t open the debate about fetal rights but rather focuses on penalizing criminals who harm pregnant women.
The act, which was introduced last year by Tory MP Ken Epp of Edmonton and passed second reading in the spring, would make it a separate offence for killing an unborn child when a pregnant woman is murdered.
Pro-abortion advocates have denounced it for giving the fetus some human rights. Last week, the Canadian Medical Association voted to oppose the bill, and Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion spoke out against it, challenging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to clarify his views on abortion.
I’d say this is more proof that Steve plans on taking us into an election. Why? Because this move is yet another sign – he has to get rid of the fetus-fetishistic legislation because he KNOWS he can’t win with it. Canadians are overwhelmingly pro-choice.
Oh what an outbreak of wailing and whining there’s going to be though.