Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Canada: Private Members' Bill introduced to protect women coerced to abort

Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg South), today, introduced a Private Member’s Bill deisgned to protect women who are coerced into getting abortions.



“We hear stories of women being pressured and threatened and intimidated into having abortions against their will,” explained Bruinooge. “When a woman submits to ending the life of her unborn child because someone else pressured her into, then that abortion is coerced.”

Bruinooge warned that, “Coercion can escalate into violence. Many women have been forced into unwanted abortions; others have been injured or killed for resisting, like Roxanne Fernando, in whose memory I have named this bill.”