哈珀政府拒絕調查墮胎手術後生還嬰兒死因 Harper government opposes infanticide investigation in 491 babies case

早於去年十月,一些維護生命人士已從加拿大統計局的數據中發現,在2000年至2009年間,加拿大共有491名嬰兒在經歷墮胎手術後生還其後死去。這些嬰兒由於已經完全離開母體而仍然活著,因此在加拿大刑事法下,這些嬰兒算得上是「人」。三位保守黨國會議員就此去信皇家騎警,要求他們就這些嬰兒的死因展開調查。總理哈珀在國會上回答新民主黨國會議員的質詢時再一次重申在加拿大,墮胎完全合法,而政府亦無意修改法例

值得注意的是那491名嬰兒並非死於墮胎,但該名提問的新民主黨國會議員以及很多主流傳媒刻意混淆事實,把調查的焦點說成是「19週後的墮胎」,而非該491名嬰兒的死因。由此可見,墮胎和殺嬰的分別在傳媒渲染下變得越來越模糊。加拿大亦早已有輕判殺嬰母親的案例。

Back in October, a pro-life blogger discovered from StatsCan’s database that 491 babies died after they were born alive during abortions between 2000 and 2009. Since these babies had fully proceeded from their mothers’ bodies in a living state, they were recognized as “persons” under Canada’s Criminal Code. Three Conservative MPs had written to RCMP to launch an investigation on these babies’ death. When questioned by an NDP MP, Prime Minister Harper said that abortion is legal in Canada and that the government has no plan to change the law in this regard.

What deserves our attention is that the 491 babies did not die from abortion. However, the NDP MP and mainstream media deliberately misstated the focus of the investigation to be “abortions performed after 19 weeks”, as oppose to the cause of deaths which was clearly not due to abortion. The line between abortion and infanticide has been blurred by inaccurate reports by the media. In fact, Canada had already seen a case where a woman served no jail time after strangling her newborn son.

閱讀國會議員發給皇家騎警的公函 Read the full text of the MPs’ letter to RCMP:
http://www.mauricevellacott.ca/2003%20MV%20Speaks/January%2023,%202013%20-%20L%20-%20To%20RCMP%20commissioner%20to%20investigate%20born%20alive%20babies.pdf