Rochelle Bobb was shot dead in a car in Toronto. Her 5 month old baby delivered by C-section and is reportedly in stable condition.
Paramedics did not stop working to save Candace Rochelle Bobb’s unborn baby. The doctors and nurses at the hospital did not limit their effort in any way that will keep this baby from being healthy and alive. I am sure it is safe to presume the family and the community that is experiencing this terrible tragedy have not abandoned hope for her baby…
Yet the laws of Canada stop working long before the mother of this child was ever shot. In fact, if the killer succeeded in taking both lives, the charges would only include the mother’s life. Luckily Rochelle’s baby was able to be delivered by C-section.
The baby took a breath. In turn this means that if the killer gets caught – he could face attempted murder charge for the baby. And if the baby dies, the killer could be charged with murder for its life.
Strange – because the killer failed to kill the child in the attempt on its mother’s life, he can only now be charged with murder or attempted murder.
If he had succeeded, he could not be charged with either.
Laws are meant to punish and deter the act of killing. To ignore the crime when an unborn baby is killed by a third party violent offender so long as the unborn child dies in the act, is not only contrary to logic, but it actually makes it an advantage to such a killer to make sure the unborn baby dies too.
The absence of law in this circumstance actually encourages killers to take the lives of babies!
Rochelle Bobb’s baby is an exception.
It was not the case for Molly. The killer made sure there was no possibility her life could be saved. In doing so he also made certain he would have one less murder charge.
Pray for Rochelle’s baby and the families of both victims.
Sign our petition to have our law makers finally take substantive action.
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