Winnipeg, MB

A Manitoba driver runs a stop sign at 90 kilometers an hour, hitting a woman who is eight months pregnant. The woman survives and regains her health.

Her baby dies.

The driver is fined $54 for running a stop sign. The judge rules that no one died, since the child is not a “person.” He bases his argument on the Supreme Court of Canada’s Sullivan/Lemay midwife decision of March 1991.

Compare this Canadian case with two similar incidents in the USA.

San Diego, CA.

Last year, on December 9, a jury in San Diego, California convicted a 21-year-old robber of murder in the death of an unborn baby, about 25 weeks of age. The child’s mother, a cashier at a cheque-cashing outlet, was wounded during the robbery.

The baby was born dead some hours after the assault as a result of his mother’s blood loss and shock.

Atlanta, GA.

In early February, 1992, state prosecutors in Georgia charged an Atlanta man with fetal homicide. Drunk at the time, he ran through a red light and struck a car driven by pregnant Clynette Watson-Davis, age 35.

Mrs. Watson-Davis had a miscarriage following the accident.


In Canadian law, as Winnipeg’s ProLife News points out (Jan-Feb. ’92 edition) a baby’s life has no value.

In Canada an unborn baby is “legally naked.”