Thursday, April 15, 2010

Private Members' Bill introduced to protect women coerced to have an abortion

Conservative Member of Parliament Rod Bruinooge tabled a bill yesterday called “Roxanne’s Law.” This bill would amend the Criminal Code to make it an offense for someone to coerce or attempt to coerce a female person to have an abortion.The bill is named in memory of Roxanne Fernando a pregnant Winnipeg woman who was murdered by her partner after she refused to have an abortion,

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