Section 223 of the Criminal Code of Canada defines a human being as one who has “completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother,” whether or not it has breathed yet or had its umbilical cord severed.
A fetus is not legally considered a person until that point, though the code does state that a homicide is committed if a child dies, “after becoming a human being,” due to injury just before or during its birth.
“To only have Cassie’s life recognized in the charges is beyond logic for us,” Durham says.
Well, yes. But due to a pro-abortion mentality that pervades the law, we aren’t allowed to recognize any preborn child, because doing so would make those who abort reconsider that choice, because suddenly the cognitive dissonance we currently live in (I’m expecting a baby! I’m getting an abortion and there’s nothing there) would be shattered.by