The macabre fanatics at the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada – one of the “Pro Choice” advocacy group furious it can no longer receive government funding through the Status of Women Canada office – are trying to rally the nation against the proposed “Unborn Victims of Crime Act” (private member’s bill C-484 introduced by Conservative MP Ken Epp, up for a vote in March should this Parliament last that long). The ARCC believes in unlimited, free abortions for all women at any stage of pregnancy throughout Canada.
Epp’s bill – a response to recent murders of pregnant women in Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Toronto, in which the alleged murderer was the father of the unborn child – would allow prosecutors to add a second murder charge in such cases for the death of the unborn child.
Satisfied with the fact that there is not a single restriction on abortion on the books in Canadian law, and that the Supreme Court has ruled that an unborn child is not considered a human being until it has been completely separated from its mother’s body, the ARCC is furious at this modest attack on the status quo. The ARCC is encouraging its constituency of pro-abortion absolutists to work to kill this bill. Not interested in subtlety, the ARCC has even composed a heartfelt protest letter for its supporters to submit to Canadian MPs due to vote on the bill.
Sample Letter Opposing the
“Unborn Victims of Violence Act”December 12, 2007Below is a sample letter you can email to your MP opposing Conservative MP Ken Epp’s private member’s bill “Unborn Victims of Violence Act.” Debate on the bill begins on December 13th, and a vote may occur in the New Year. You can just copy and paste the sample letter into an email or your word processing program. Feel free to edit the letter or write your own.
Please look up your MP here: http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC Also, please visit your MP to register your opposition to the bill. They are home in their constituency offices between Dec 17 and Jan 25. (Although most offices may be closed from Dec 21 to Jan 3). You can give them a copy of our Talking Points against the bill. Also use these Talking Points to help write your own letter or email to them.
Dear [insert MP’s name]
I’m writing to register my opposition to Conservative MP Ken Epp’s private member bill C-484, the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act.” I urge you to please vote against this bill in Parliament.I fear that this bill is a backdoor attempt to re-criminalize abortion by giving fetuses a form of legal personhood. Mr. Epp is anti-abortion himself, and his bill is being promoted largely by anti-abortion groups and individuals. Although Mr. Epp’s bill exempts both abortion and pregnant women from prosecution, similar laws in some U.S. states have been used to target pregnant women anyway, for actions perceived to harm their fetuses (See the website of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, at: http://advocatesforpregnantwomen.org/issues/unborn_victims_of_violence_act/)In practice, these “feticide” laws create a dangerous slippery slope towards the criminalizing of pregnant women for behaviours that are not criminalized for anyone else. Mr. Epp’s bill flies in the face of Canadian legal precedent supporting the equality rights of women, including pregnant women’s sovereignty over their fetuses (Supreme Court’s Dobson vs. Dobson, 1999). Further, his bill conflicts directly with the Criminal Code, which says “A child becomes a human being … when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother.” It would degrade the rule of law in this country to enact a contradictory law that throws women’s rights into confusion.I’m greatly saddened by the horrific tragedies of pregnant women being murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. But the real issue here is domestic violence against women. Homicide is a leading cause of death for pregnant women. Instead of supporting Mr. Epp’s bill, could you please advocate instead for more resources to reduce violence against pregnant women? Also, I would support a law that mandates more serious penalties for third parties who attack pregnant women. This would avoid any controversy over abortion, and ensure that the rights of pregnant women are respected.Thank you very much,
Dear [insert fascist woman-hater’s, or NDP MP’s, name here
I’m writing to register my opposition to Conservative MP Ken Epp’s private member bill C-484, the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act.” I urge you to please vote against this bill in Parliament.
If you allow the law to acknowledge that murdering a fetus along with its mother is a crime, then you acknowlege that a fetus is more than just a clump of cells. AND YOU KNOW IT’S JUST A CLUMP OF CELLS DAMMIT YOU DO IT’S TRUE!!!! What are you, some kind of Bushhitler evengelacal?
A fetus is not a person, and should not be granted any recognition of personhood. Those medical textbooks that tell you the heart beats at 21 days after conception, that the fetus has arms and legs at 5 weeks, a developing brain at 7 weeks, and that a fetus can be viable outside of the womb in as little as 22 weeks of gestation, are wrong. None of that matters, because it’s just A PARASITE OF THE MOTHER’S BODY, don’t you know that by now? Sheesh.
This “feticide” law is just a slippery slope towards making people realize that we don’t have any sort of restrictions on abortion in Canada; and a knowledgeable public may be inclined to believe that carving the skull out of a fully-formed child in utero, then vacuum-sucking out the remaining tissue through the birth canal on even the day of labour, is somehow not completely cool!
I’m greatly saddened by the horrific tragedies of pregnant women being murdered by their husband or boyfriends. But not so sad as to sacrifice even one inch in my lifelong quest to allow the carnage of innocent future lives to continue in perpetuity because I think I learned at college that it’s part of feminism or something like that; and to continue being a useful idiot to the abortion industry that makes millions of dollars every year for doctors willing to discard the Hippocratic oath and disregard the time-tested teachings of every major world religion that prohibits the taking of innocent human life.
I will continue to glom onto every wrong-headed far-left activist judicial decision of the past 30 years to prove that you can’t touch the unlimited vaginal vacuum extraction of those pesky little parasites that consume resources and create carbon emissions for up to 100 years. The 100,000+ abortions performed each year in Canada must continue; we’re so much better off with more childless young women able to party hard and reach higher in middle management at the CIBC for a few more years until they are ready for their one designer baby at age 38 that will have to support half a dozen entitlement-spoiled retirees on his or her single salary. And those poor desperate infertile couples who wait years on waiting lists to adopt newborns? Send them to China.
Thank you very much,
a concerned Canadian.