Conservatives nix anti-abortion bill

Oh come on. You know that’s what they intended C-484 to be.

As election speculation hits fever pitch, the Harper government has cut loose a contentious private member’s bill that would have made it a crime to take the life of a fetus.

I mean, why else would they reintroduce the bill with updated wording to focus on the mother instead of the fetus:

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced Monday that the government will draft a new bill to replace Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act, so that it closes the debate about fetal rights and focuses instead on penalizing criminals who harm pregnant women. Tories abandon ‘unborn victims’ bill