TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, October 2, 2007 a young 25 year old
mother and her child in the womb were murdered in North York. The husband and
father were charged with only one murder.
"Two people were killed in this tragedy, mother and baby. The age of the
child doesn't matter anymore than the age of the mother," said Jim Hughes,
National President of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC). "If the private members'
bill, which was presented to Parliament last year by Mr. Leon Benoit, had
passed the child's murder would have been recognized. Campaign Life Coalition
supported this bill as a common sense bill which any reasonable person could
"It would appear from media reports that the father and husband stabbed
the mother twice in the abdomen and it would seem therefore that some venom
was directed at the child in the womb," said Mary Ellen Douglas, National
Organizer of CLC. "The Canadian criminal code must be revised to recognize the
obvious fact that the child in the womb is worthy of recognition as a human
Campaign Life Coalition calls on all members of parliament to enact
legislation to recognize the reality of the child in the womb.
For further information:
For further information: Mary Ellen Douglas, CLC National Organizer,
Kingston, ON, (613) 389-4472; Aidan Reid, Director, CLC Public Affairs office,
Ottawa, ON, (613) 729-0379