OTTAWA, ONTARIO —Today Conservative Member of Parliament for Yorkton-Melville, Cathay Wagantall, introduced her Private Members Bill “Cassie and Molly’s Law” in the House of Commons. This legislation will create a new offence for violent criminals who knowingly injure or cause the death of a preborn child while committing a criminal offence against a pregnant woman. Wagantall is calling on Parliamentarians to support reforms that will better protect Canadian women and their families.
“The Criminal Code requires crucial reforms to ensure violent criminals are held accountable for their actions,” said Wagantall. “Cassie and Molly’s law will create a legal mechanism that enhances the safety of Canadian women and recognizes the safety of their family.”
Contrary to what many Canadians think, the Supreme Court of Canada, in its landmark 1988 Morgentaler decision striking down Canada’s abortion law, did not recognize a constitutional right to abortion. Nor did the Court “settle” the abortion issue as is often claimed.