Edmonton MP Ken Epp has moved to reintroduce the Unborn Victims Of Crime Bill. A similar bill, C-291, had been introduced in the previous session by Leon Benoit, a Conservative MP for Vegreville—Wainwright, but it was never voted on. The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs designated C-291 a non-votable item on June 13, 2006, so the bill was dropped from the order of precedence (and deemed defeated) on the following day.
Now, in light of the recent murders of several pregnant mothers, the bill is going to be reintroduced again. Polls clearly show that majority of Canadians want legal protection for the unborn victims of crime. Unfortunately, these opinions are not mirrored in the Parliament, let alone the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, which may once again designate the bill a non-votable item.
Let's make sure this doesn't happen again. Please contact the Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, so they allow the new Unborn Victims Of Crime bill to be voted on. And don't forget to Contact your MP, no matter what party he's from. 3 out of 4 Canadians believe it's time to break the law's silence and establish legal protection for the unborn babies that lose their lives or get injured as result of attacks on pregnant mothers. Therefore we must make sure that the number of people asking their MPs to support the bill outnumbers those opposing the bill by the same 3:1 margin.