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e-183 (Unborn children)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Jeff Durham from Windsor, Ontario, on March 22, 2016, at 3:42 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Fetus and embryo
Victims of crime
Violence against women
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • In current federal law, a pre-born child is not recognized as a victim with respect to violent crimes;
  • When a pregnant woman in Canada is assaulted or killed, because we offer no legal protection for pre-born children today, no charges can be laid in the death of the pre-born child;
  • Forcing upon a pregnant woman the death/injury of her pre-born child is a violation of a woman's right to protect and give life to her child; and
  • The Kaake and Durham families of Windsor, Ontario are grieving the loss of Cassandra and her daughter Molly, who she was thirty-one weeks pregnant with when they were brutally murdered in December 2014.
We, the undersigned, Residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to Pass legislation which would recognize pre-born children as separate victims when they are injured or killed during the commission of an offence against their mothers, allowing two charges to be laid against the offender instead of just one.
Yorkton—Melville
Conservative
Saskatchewan
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 19, 2016
Government response tabled on November 2, 2016
Open for signature : March 22, 2016, at 3:42 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : July 20, 2016, at 3:42 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
842
British Columbia
756
Manitoba
253
New Brunswick
68
Newfoundland and Labrador
29
Northwest Territories
4
Nova Scotia
58
Ontario
3200
Prince Edward Island
76
Quebec
142
Saskatchewan
691
Yukon
1
Other Countries
43
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