April 14, 2010 (40th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Rod Bruinooge


Mr. Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg South, CPC)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-510, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (coercion).
Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour to introduce this private member's bill. This bill would be known as Roxanne's law and it is based on the untimely death of Roxanne Fernando.
Roxanne Fernando was coerced into having an abortion but she did not go through with it. In the end, her boyfriend decided to kill her for not going through with it.
This bill would protect vulnerable pregnant women. I hope everyone in the House can support it.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   An Act to Prevent Coercion of Pregnant Women to Abort (Roxanne's Law)
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