Monday, September 29, 2008

Block Qu├ębecois accuses Harper of hidden agenda on abortion

BQ leader Gilles Duceppe said that a Conservative majority government would have a hidden agenda to re-criminalize abortion in Canada.
To support his argument, Duceppe referred to bill C-484, the unborn victims of crime act, a private member's bill presented by Alberta MP Ken Epp.

The bill would make it a crime to kill or injure a fetus.

Epp denies that C-484 would make a fetus a person, as pro-choice groups claim, arguing the bill opens the door to a challenge of legal abortions in Canada.

The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada points out that under a Texas law similar to C-484, teenager Gerardo Flores was found guilty on two counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison for helping his girlfriend end her five-month pregnancy of twins.

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