There's an easy way to prove beyond any shadow of doubt that this thing really is about protecting pregnant women: find a reputable, legitimate "anti-violence against women" group that endorses it.
Fern Hill lays it out in a shout-out to C-484 supporters:
"You supporters of Bill C-484, ‘An Act to Amend to Amend the Criminal Code (injuring or causing the death of an unborn child while committing an offense)’, insist that the bill has nothing to do with women’s rights (i.e. zip zero nada nuttin’ to do with abortion). You keep
carpingrepeating that it is all about PROTECTING pregnant women.
OK. So. Here’s the challenge. Find one reputatable, established organization working against violence against women that publicly endorses this bill and we’ll shut up."
If C-484 is the holy grail of legal protection for pregnant women that its supporters claim it is ("Protect a woman's choice to give birth!" goes their refrain), then anti-violence groups should be falling all over each other to support it. If they're not... why not?
Is it is or is it ain't?