If the legal definition of when one becomes a human being were to be adjusted so that a fetus is declared to be a legal person at some earlier stage of gestation, then the homicide laws would apply.

As a necessary consequence, aborting fetal development anywhere in the potentially new adjusted period would be considered homicide. Thus the ultimate intention of this motion is to restrict abortions in Canada at some fetal development stage.

… I cannot understand why those who are adamantly opposed to abortion want to impose their beliefs on others by way of the Criminal Code. There is no law that says that a woman must have an abortion.

No one is forcing those who oppose abortion to have one.

~ Canadian Government Whip Gordon O’Connor, arguing against M-312, “a motion that calls for the formation of a special committee of Parliament to review whether the definition of a ‘human being’ as described in the Canadian criminal code can be extended to unborn fetuses,” as quoted by Daily Kos, May 9

[Photo of 18 week fetus via biotechnology-genetic-humancells.blogspot.com]

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