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Woman accused in infant remains case had at least 10 legal abortions

Defence lawyer says accused had the abortions over a 17-year period from 1994 to 2011


 

WINNIPEG — The lawyer for a Winnipeg woman accused of hiding the remains of six dead infants in a storage locker says she had least 10 legal abortions.

Defence lawyer Greg Brodsky told court Andrea Giesbrecht had the abortions over a 17-year period from 1994 to 2011.

He says she had two in 2009.

Giesbrecht, who is 42, is charged with concealment after infant remains were found inside a storage locker she was renting in October 2014.

No one has been able to say how long the remains may have been there or how they got there and it’s unclear how the information about the abortions relates to the remains.

Prosecutors filed medical records for Giesbrecht as evidence and also filed medical records that say Giesbrecht’s husband had a vasectomy in 2011.

A DNA expert is expected to testify this afternoon.

A police officer told court on Tuesday that the locker contained two plastic tote containers and three pails, each containing human remains in different stages of decomposition.

 


 
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Woman accused in infant remains case had at least 10 legal abortions

  1. “it’s unclear how the information about the abortions relates to the remains”

    The author isn’t sufficiently versed in prochoice semantics – If the remains were from the abortions, there WERE no “dead infants”. See how easy that is!

    • I am by no means an expert, however, I think this defence lawyer has a different strategy. I think it is highly unlikely that a hospital releases a fetus into the hands of a individual to dispose of it v. a funeral home (should one want to have some sort of service). Further, I believe by stating she sought out the services of a legal abortion on 10 different occasions, he is arguing that had she wanted to be rid of the pregnancies, she knew how to do so. I believe he is arguing that the infants were indeed born dead or died after birth of natural causes and she is only guilty of improper disposal of the bodies perhaps due to her own incompetence.

  2. Pretty grim situation. Liberals, take this as a “teaching moment.” The line between abortion and infanticide is thin indeed. The only differences being the age and location of the victim. Oh, not to mention to choice of weapon/method used to kill them.

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