Anyway, the subject du jour involves the recent arrest in the "murder of pregnant school teacher Manjit Panghali in B.C. The victim's husband Mukhtiar Panghali as well as his brother Sukhvinder Panghali were both arrested and charged in her death."
Regarding the tragic events, Constable Sharlene Brooks stated:
“Mrs. Panghali and her unborn child have had their lives taken prematurely and very tragically. This type of crime defies comprehension and the value of human life.”
Right to Life wants to see laws in place to protect pregnant women who seem especially vulnerable to these types of crimes of passion, by charging the accused with two murders rather than just that of the mother.
Ironically, yesterday would have been Majit Panghali's due date.
A private member's bill was introduced last June to deal with this matter, but it was judged non-votable by the five-member Subcommittee:
The committee members stated that the bill “clearly” violated the Constitution including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
By pretending to safeguard womens' rights, we have actually put them at greater risk.
How do we go about fixing this mess?