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e-2154 (Crimes of violence)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Sherry A Goberdhan from Ajax, Ontario, on April 18, 2019, at 3:03 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Fetus and embryo
Offenders
Victims of crime
Violence against women
Closed upon dissolution

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • The current laws of Canada provide no legal rights or legal protection to a pre-born child;
  • Under the laws of Canada our police do not have the ability to charge an assailant for the murder or injury of a pre-born child;
  • A pre-born child is not considered a victim at law and has no legal recourse available to them;
  • Forcing upon a pregnant woman the death or injury of her pre-born child is a violation of a woman’s right to protect and give life to her child;
  • On April 7, 2017, Arianna Goberdhan and her pre-born child Asaara were murdered in an act of brutal domestic violence;
  • At the time of the murders, Arianna Goberdhan was nine months pregnant with her soon-to-be-born daughter Asaara; and
  • Asaara and other pre-born children in similar circumstances deserve to be recognized as victims of a crime and should be entitled to justice and legal recourse.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to pass legislation that recognizes that, when an assailant in a commission of a crime attacks a pregnant woman and injures or kills her pre-born child, then the assailant may be charged with an offence on behalf of the pre-born child.
Yorkton—Melville
Conservative
Saskatchewan
Open for signature : April 18, 2019, at 3:03 p.m. (EDT)
Closed upon dissolution : September 11, 2019
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
614
British Columbia
368
Manitoba
209
New Brunswick
62
Newfoundland and Labrador
29
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
75
Nunavut
3
Ontario
5242
Prince Edward Island
11
Quebec
92
Saskatchewan
227
Yukon
4
Other Countries
58
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