On Wednesday October 19, Parliament voted down Bill C-225, also known as Cassie and Molly’s Law. This private member’s bill, sponsored by Yorkton-Melville MP Cathay Wagantall, addressed a gaping hole in Canadian law whereby a criminal who intentionally commits a violent crime against a pregnant woman currently cannot be charged for harming or murdering her pre-born child.
The bill was inspired by the story of Cassandra Kaake, a mother who was murdered two years ago in Windsor, Ontario. Cassy was 7 months pregnant with her daughter Molly. Her killer was charged with only one murder, to the shock of family and friends who were also eagerly anticipating Molly’s birth.
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Also, listen to the post-vote analysis with Mike Schouten on Lighthouse News for a unique behind-the-scenes look at the process.