The Conservative government must act to recognize violence towards women and their unborn children

    TORONTO, Oct. 18 /CNW/ - Another case has come forward in the media today
where a young Winnipeg woman was murdered by a seventeen year old man because
she refused to abort her baby. This case adds to three others, Aysun Sesen
(October 2007), Olivia Talbot (December 2005) and Liana White (July 2005).
    "The Conservative government must act in recognizing that these four
babies are indeed human beings and were brutally killed along with their
mothers who wanted their babies. The murderous acts were directed at both of
mother and baby," said Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life
Coalition (CLC). "The government cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the
suffering of the grandparents who has lost both their daughters and their
grandchildren," he continued.
    "Roxanne Fernando was beaten to death by a seventeen year old youth who
cannot be named because of his age but who has pleaded guilty to the brutal
murder," said Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer of CLC. "Roxanne died to
protect her unborn child. Both she and her baby deserve to see justice done to
the perpetrator," she said.
    Campaign Life Coalition urges the federal government to deal with this
issue immediately. The Prime Minister has made his justice bills front and
centre in the throne speech. How about justice for the mothers and their
unborn victims of violence too!

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Mary Ellen Douglas, CLC
National Organizer, Kingston, ON, (613) 389-4472; Marie Christine Houle, CLC
Toronto, (416) 204-9749

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