Thursday, October 11, 2012

ARPACanada Summary of Supreme Court Hearing re: Is a Fetus a Child?

Supreme Court of Canada

It was most interesting to see the seven judges of the Court and the lawyers struggle with the issue of what to do with the body of a baby who died before birth when our law and too many in our society don’t give any regard for, and certainly no protection to, the preborn child until the moment of complete birth. In their body language, in their wrestling with phrases and words, it was abundantly obvious that, with few exceptions, they were uncomfortable with our legal vacuum. Why should we respect a dead baby that dies before birth if there is no protection for it when it is living before birth? It would certainly have been much easier for the judges and lawyers alike if there existed a law that protected (at a minimum) the preborn child at 20 weeks gestation and further.