Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Infant death ruling stirs abortion debate

19-year-old Katrina Effert gave birth to a boy in her parents' basement after a secret pregnancy, strangled him with thong underwear and tossed his body, wrapped in a towel, into a neighbour's yard in Wetaskiwin, Alta., the Court of Appeal of Alberta last week sentenced her to time served for improper disposal of a body. The ruling on the disposal charge, which spared her the remaining two weeks of a three-month sentence

Human life has become cheap in Canada. The next step on the abortion trail has now been legitimized.  A lack of courage from politicans, and apathy from the Canadian public has led to this. "Canada is one of the very few countries in the world that, for the last nearly 25 years, has had no regulation of abortion, even in relation to the third trimester," Madame Justice Joanne Veit said at Effert's sentencing hearing last month.  "At a minimum, this reflects the lack of consensus. In my view, it also reflects the fact that while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less-thanideal solution to unprotected sex, to unwanted pregnancy, Canadians generally understand, accept, and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and child birth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support."

I have a low view of public morality, but is this actually the case in Canada. Have we slid so far? Speak up Canada. The elderly are next.

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