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Stop the Attacks on Abortion!  Bill C484 on Trial

May 23rd, 2008     by Jessica Yee     Comments

SHAMELESS has already brought attention to the ridiculousness that is Bill C484, and next week on May 28th we will debunk the surrounding myths of this dangerous anti-woman and anti-choice bill.

A People’s Hearing on proposed Bill C484 ‘Fetal Homicide Bill’

Wednesday, May 28 7:00pm-9:00pm Student Centre at Ryerson University, 55 Gould St.

A private member’s bill called The “Unborn Victims of Crime Act” (C-484), passed Second Reading in Parliament on March 5. This bill would amend the Criminal Code to allow separate homicide charges to be laid in the death of a fetus when a pregnant woman is attacked. If passed, this bill would be an unconstitutional infringement on women’s rights, and would likely result in harms against pregnant women. It is a key step towards re-criminalizing abortion, but it could also criminalize pregnant women for behaviours perceived to harm their fetuses.

The language and surrounding issues of this bill are unclear for many, so this event will aim to concretely address the real risks this bill poses to reproductive rights in Canada.

Featured speakers:

Shelly Gavigan, Osgoode law professor Jessica Yee, Canadians for Choice Ronda Rofey, Women’s Habitat Ayesha Adami, Immigrant Women’s Health Centre

Organized by the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics

For more info contact: or 416-969-8463

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