On October 2nd, we had the privilege of standing with Jeff Durham, of the Molly Matters Campaign, in support of Canada introducing a Pre-born Victims of Crime Law. Jeff Durham was the boyfriend of Cassandra Kaake, who was murdered while eagerly awaiting the birth of their child, a child for whom Canadian law holds no justice.
In the words of Durham:
“There exists no reasonable argument or possibility that the person responsible for the murder of Cassie did not know she was pregnant. There exists no reasonable argument or possibility that the person responsible for this did not intend to kill both Cassie and the baby she carried. In Canada, there exists no law against what this person did to our daughter.
…The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada claims to be a “voice for choice,” but where are they now? Where are the ones that so ardently defend a woman’s right to choose? Should they not be standing up and screaming for Cassie? For a woman whose choice was violently and intentionally ripped away from her?”
You can read the rest of his emotional speech here.