The case of a Calgary woman convicted of killing her boyfriend when he tried to force her to get an abortion has renewed the debate around Canada’s abortion laws days after Parliament voted down a law that would have made it illegal to coerce a woman into ending the life of her child. Melinda Morin, 29, was convicted earlier this month of manslaughter for stabbing her boyfriend, Barry Neil Godwin, 48, to death in their Calgary apartment in November 2009. Morin’s lawyer argued that she killed Mr. Godwin in selfdefense after he kicked her in the stomach because she refused to get an abortion. The court rejected her self-defense argument, ruling that while she was provoked into stabbing Mr. Godwin after he kicked her, she wasn’t in fear for her life. But pro-life groups say the case highlights Canada’s lack of clear legislation around abortion and urged politicians to reconsider a bill that would have outlawed the act of coercing a woman into abortion. The case is “further evidence that in fact in Canada abortion coercion does exist,” said Faye Sonier, legal counsel with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. “As Canadians, this is something we can discuss in light of this case. It’s something worth discussing as we know women are vulnerable when they’re pregnant.” …(Source)
Aren’t pregnant women all over Canada so glad that we have “Women’s Rights” groups and other Feminists fighting to ensure violent male thugs can assert themselves?
Pro-Abort Feminists: the useful tools of cowardly and violent men.