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Backbencers want post-abortion investigation
By DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS, Parliamentary Bureau


Conservative Member of Parliament Maurice Vellacott speaks in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 9, 2006. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

OTTAWA - A trio of backbench Conservative MPs has written to the Mounties to ask for investigations of possible homicides "that appear to have started out as attempted abortions."

In the Jan. 23 letter, Saskatchewan MP Maurice Vellacott tells RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson that between 2000 and 2009 there were 491 infant deaths in Canada following abortions at 20 weeks gestation or greater that resulted in live births.

"They evacuated out of the womb, so under the Criminal Code definition in Canada, that is a person," Vellacott told QMI Agency.







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