Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Two heartbeats ended - One murder charge

H/T to Matt for this story - Man charged in pregnant woman's stabbing death.

It really bothers me that someone can murder both a woman and her unborn child in Canada, but only one charge of murder can be laid:


While the woman and her baby were both killed, police can only lay one charge of murder.

"The law in Canada doesn't allow for the killing of an unborn fetus," Grinton said.

The terminology is interesting. The CTV article actually uses the word 'baby'.

But Sgt. Grinton uses the phrase 'unborn fetus'. So can there be a 'born' fetus?

My question is, if the pregnancy is just a bunch of tissue, why even mention in the article that the woman is pregnant? What is the point?

If she had a tumour would they make mention of that too?

Woman and hideous growth murdered in Toronto.



Matt laments that somehow crime isn't an issue this election.

I lament that we can continue to delude ourselves on the subject of pre-born murders.

Remember Manjit Panghali?

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11 comments:

Matt said...

Good catch, I missed the word 'baby' in the article.

Thanks to Dalton McGuinty's cath-and-release justice system, the accused murderer will be out in time to cast a ballot for the Liberals next week.

liberal supporter said...

I lament that we can continue to delude ourselves on the subject of pre-born murders.

But you support the troops, don't you? So you support the war. So you support murder. Oh excuse me, wartime killing isn't murder? Then how do you call abortion murder?

You just have different criteria than I do, for who deserves to live and who deserves to die.

We're both still pro-death, aren't we?

Wayward son said...

"Thanks to Dalton McGuinty's cath-and-release justice system, the accused murderer will be out in time to cast a ballot for the Liberals next week."

I agree. We should kill the head of the government in charge for allowing such a lax system. Kill McGuinty! Oh, whats that? Really? Homicide is under federal jurisdiction? Ok, lets kill Harper.

Good job though, Matt. Nice ot see that 1) you don't know what you are talking about, and 2) you don't care and just choose to blame everything on McGuinty. Sorry but that makes you pathetic.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

L.S. - You're equating innocent unborn children with the Taliban?

liberal supporter said...

L.S. - You're equating innocent unborn children with the Taliban?

Of course not.

You're saying that some killings of human life are murder and some are not.

I agree.

Anonymous said...

Gee - everybody that has died is McGuinty's fault?

You people are absolutely insane.

Anonymous said...

Stop beating around the bush Liberal Dupe, do you or do you not believe that killing an unborn child is murder? Why?

For the record, I believe it is murder because the unborn child is definitely human, alive, and innocent of wrongdoing, and therefore killing it is murder. I believe it is human because it has a unique human genetic code that is demonstrably NOT that of the host/mother.

What do you believe, and why?

liberal supporter said...

What do you believe, and why?

I believe killing an unborn child is a tragedy, just as killing an enemy soldier is. Both are necessary evils.

Neither should be treated by the legal system as murder.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I believe killing an unborn child is a tragedy, just as killing an enemy soldier is. Both are necessary evils.

I don't think I have anything more to say to you.

Jeff Davidson said...

it's pretty low down to take the death of this woman and her unborn child and turn it into a partisan issue.

it's posts like these that have turned me off blogging.

joanne, you've gone from being fairly reasonable to blindingly preachy.

i say this with no malice. i've noticed a big change in your tone of late.

life isn't black or white, left or right. as a photographer, i learned a long time ago that the details are scattered amongst the gray tones.

leave out the subtle shades in between and you miss the real picture.

Candace said...

Joanne, this isn't an abortion issue, and shouldn't be treated as such. As a "pro choice" person, I disagree with the existing law(s), but recognize the catch-22 that exists. If this death is a murder, then so is a medically-warranted abortion at the same # of weeks. There are no half-measures, mainly because the right-to-lifers have made it so.

You reap what you sew. Sucks to be you on this one.

With all due respect.