A pregnant woman is murdered. Is the fetus also a murder victim?

First, you tell me what you think.

The question is being debated in Canada, where, as the National Post reports, police responded to call and

Not only was Arianna Goberdhan, 27, dead, the victim of “sharp-force trauma,” so was the baby she’d been pregnant with for nine months.

But the officers who arrested her husband the next day charged him only with murdering Goberdhan, in keeping with Canadian laws that consider fetuses inside the womb not to be human – and therefore not legal victims.

 

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