Shock: No jail time for woman who strangled newborn because Canada accepts abortion, says judge

LifeSite Newsby Patrick B. Craine

EDMONTON, Alberta, September 12, 2011 ( – An Alberta judge has let a woman who strangled her newborn son walk free by arguing that Canada’s absence of a law on abortion signals that Canadians “sympathize” with the mother.

“We live in a country where there is no protection for children in the womb right up until birth and now this judge has extended the protection for the perpetrator rather than the victim, even though the child is born and as such should be protected by the court,” said Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition.

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