Canadian Government cannot continue to ignore the cries for justice of victims' families.

    TORONTO, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - Women for Women's Health was informed that the
Subcommittee on the Private Members Business will decide later this afternoon
whether or not the Unborn Victim of Crimes Bill (Bill C-484) introduced by the
Honorable Ken Epp (Edmonton Sherwood Park), will be presented to the House of
Commons for a vote. The subcommittee is to meet in Ottawa at 4:15.
    "Currently, Canada is one of the only democratic country that does not
have some type of protection for unborn victims of crimes incorporated into
its criminal code" said Marie-Christine Houle, Executive Director of Women for
Women's Health.
    Women for Women's Health is outraged that Canadian politicians continue
to hide behind the idea that this Bill C-484 could potentially re-open the
abortion debate. The text of Bill C-484, as proposed by Mr. Epp clearly states
that this legislation does not pertain to a woman's right to choose to legally
terminate her pregnancy. Mr. Epp himself has said that this bill "is all about
protecting the choice of a woman to give birth to her child". "Olivia Talbot
and Aysun Sessen who were killed while respectively 6 and 7 months pregnant
had clearly made their choice. They were brutally stripped of their right to
give birth to the child they desired and already loved deeply" said Miss
Houle. "This bill has absolutely nothing to do with abortion. Adopting the
legislation would not change the definition of human being in the Canadian
Criminal Code. We feel it is time for the victims and their families to get
the justice they deserve" concluded Miss Houle.
    The Subcommittee on Private Members Business is to decide if Bill C-484
will be presented to the House for vote, prior to which the regular debating
process would follow its course. Miss Houle stated that "Women for Women's
Health sincerely hopes that parliamentarians will understand the importance of
Bill C-484 to Canada's future and that our government will finally demonstrate
long overdue compassion to the families of victims of such crimes." Since
2005, at least 8 women and their unborn babies have been killed.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Marie-Christine Houle,
Executive Director, Women for Women's Health, (519) 569-0369

Organization Profile


More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890