Saturday, April 09, 2011

Roxanne's panacea, redux

[Posted at Bene Diction Blogs On Dec. 8, 2010]

Even though "Roxanne's Law"--a proposed piece of legislation that would target coercive abortions in Canada-- is "done like dinner" as Stephen Harper has ordered his cabinet members not to vote for it, its proponents, such as MP Rod Bruinooge, are soldiering on.

It's scheduled to go to a second vote in the House of Commons on December 15, and Faytene Kryskow, another proponent of the act, has posted a video asking for prayer for the legislation.

Although I am quite pro-life myself, I saw some potential problems and concerns when the legislation was introduced a while back. For example, the crown counsel in the case of Roxanne Fernando, the lady whom the legislation is nicknamed for, didn't emphasize in court that she was killed due to her refusal to have an abortion.