OTTAWA, ON February 1, 2013 – Three MPs, Maurice Vellacott, Leon Benoit and Wladyslaw Lizon, have asked the RCMP to investigate a number of late-term abortions that resulted in live births, following which the aborted child died. While this story has been available on blogs for several months, the letter and related discussion in the House of Commons began to be reported January 31. Unfortunately, Canadian Press, the news service on which most Canadian newspapers and broadcast outlets rely on for some of their national coverage, claimed in its story that the letter asked the RCMP to investigate “all abortions performed after 19 weeks of pregnancy.” We contacted CP immediately to express concern about the inaccurate reporting. It was corrected in a follow-up story the same day, and most of the outlets that ran the earlier story have now corrected it.
We will be following this story closely due to the important issue it raises.
Link to corrected news story: Investigate some abortions as homicides, Tory MPs ask RCMP, CBC, January 31, 2013.
Link to MPs’ letter.
MPs want investigation into possible homicide of babies born after botched abortions, Catholic Register, Feb. 4 2013