“At present, our criminal justice system treats the woman and the fetus as one and the same. This is a legal fiction. Bill C-484 is a common sense bill that would address the true nature of a woman’s relationship with her fetus, and, as a pregnant woman, I welcome this measure.
“If I were the subject of an attack in which my unborn child was hurt or killed, I would be devastated and would want the perpetrator to be brought to justice for both the injury to me and to my unborn child. When women grieve for a miscarried child, they are not grieving for a mere body part…”