In December last year, Canada's government acknowledged the power of the Intertoobz and started allowing e-petitions
. They need to be sponsored by an MP and if they get 500 signatures, can be tabled in Parliament.
Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada yesterday initiated an e-petition against Bill C225 (full text of bill)
, "An Act to amend the Criminal Code (injuring or causing the death of a preborn child while committing an offence)," with its glurgy nickname, "Cassie and Molly's Law."
Or as we call it: the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (WISC) bill.English versionFrench version PDF backgrounder
on ARCC's reasons for opposing C225.
The main reason to oppose it is the usual: it is yet another backdoor attempt to restrict abortion, with the ultimate goal of putting pregnant people under the microscope of the law. Such laws elsewhere have had the effect of criminalizing pregnancy -- in the US, sending dozens of women, largely poor and people of colour, to prison for the crimes of miscarriage, attempted suicide, or substance abuse while pregnant.
It is also a "personhood" law, conferring on a fetus rights that WILL compete with those of the incubator, er, pregnant person.
And if you need further evidence of its intended narsty effects, ALL the fetus freak groups support it.
At ARCC, there is also a resources page
listing other actions to take, like signing a paper petition, a sample letter to your MP, and a list of groups opposed to C225.
On March 22, fetus freaks started an e-petition
in support of WISC. It currently has 4402 signatures, 31 from "other countries."
The ARCC petition now has 88 signatures, broken down by province/territory
. There are none yet from any of the territories or from PEI.
Let's get on this, digital citizens. It's fast and easy. Please sign, then tweet, Facebook, and generally promote it on social media.
Here's the link again in plain text for easy copying:
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