Monday, December 17, 2007

US Lawyer: no women prosecuted from fetal homicide law

Joyce Arthur, the coordinator for the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, strongly opposes the bill and is asking MPs to vote it down.

Arthur alleges that similar laws in the United States have been misused to put women in prison.

“Dozens of pregnant women in the U.S. have been arrested, prosecuted, and jailed for behavior perceived to harm their fetuses," Arthur contends.

But Denise Burke, an attorney who is the vice president of Americans United for Life, says “There are no cases that prosecuted mothers under fetal homicide statutes.”

“Unfortunately, Ms. Arthur’s statements show a lack of knowledge about American law, at best, and an intent to mislead and further her political agenda at the expense of women and their children, at worst,” Burke added.

Interesting. Joyce Arthur and the ARCC says that women have been prosecuted. This US Lawyer says no one has been prosecuted.


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