Cathay Wagantall, Conservative MP for Yorkton-Melville, introduced her Private Members Bill “Cassie and Molly’s Law” in the House of Commons today.
With this legislation, the newly elected MP from Saskatchewan hopes to see “a separate charge against anyone who causes the death of, or injury to, a pre-born child while committing a criminal offence against a woman that the offender knows is pregnant.”
The motivation for introducing this legislation came when she learned of the tragic loss suffered by Jeff Durham whose wife, Cassie and daughter Molly, just weeks from being born, were victims of a brutal murder.
The fact that no charge could be laid in Molly’s death led Wagantall to the conclusion that the Criminal Code of Canada was missing a crucial component to protect pregnant women.
The following video from Wagantall explains the legislation and also includes a short video appeal from Molly’s father.
If you agree, please let your MP know that you want them to support Cathay Wagantall’s private members bill.