Toddler allegedly murdered by father three years after failing to force child’s mother to abort

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A woman said in court that the father of her daughter, who is accused of abducting and fatally stabbing the toddler, had tried to forcibly abort the girl three years before.

Frank Nausigimana of Winnipeg is accused of fatally stabbing his three-year-old daughter and faces a first-degree murder charge after he allegedly abducted the girl from her mother at knifepoint on July 7, 2021. Court records obtained by CBC revealed that the girl’s mother had once been granted a domestic violence protection order against Nausigimana and she told the court in 2017 that he assaulted her while she was pregnant, hoping that the baby girl would be aborted. He also tried to persuade her to have an abortion.

“That was the first thing he said. He said he didn’t want to have anything to do with it and then he thought, yes, he wanted to abort the baby and he started to plan and I had told him, no, I don’t want to. But he said he wants to — he was going to force me to, and then he tried to,” she said.

“Frank said his only goal was to abort the baby.”


The woman said that during her pregnancy Nausigimana attempted to force her to drink “a poison of some sort, a liquid” while they had a dispute over the pregnancy in a car.

“He put his hands against me and forced it into my face and I realized that [was] what his intention was … he wanted me to smell it so it would actually kill the baby,” she said in her sworn testimony. “He wasn’t listening to me. I told him no, but he forced it on me.”

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She escaped the car and went to the hospital with a rash around her eyes from the liquid. After the protection order was granted, Nausigimana applied to have it revoked despite the fact that he was facing criminal charges for the assault. The woman said that she was receiving help from the church both she and Nausigimana attended and that she had forgiven him. She attempted to cancel the protection order saying that she trusted that “he won’t do it again to me” and that she would take care of the baby alone.

The protection order was revoked in September 2017, and in 2019 Nausigimana pleaded guilty to the attack and was sentenced to a year of supervised probation. He was not to have contact with her for a year.



Then in February 2021, Nausigimana applied for joint custody of his daughter, saying he wanted “mutual decision-making authority” with the girl’s mother. The woman said she was okay with supervised visits but not with joint custody or decision-making.

“Due to previous and ongoing domestic violence issues with [Nausigimana] while she was pregnant and currently, [the mother] no longer wishes to communicate with [Nausigimana],” her attorney wrote.

Then last week, Nausigimana kidnapped the girl at knifepoint and stabbed her multiple times. Thanks to a tip, police were able to quickly find him and the car, but the girl had already been stabbed inside the vehicle. Emergency personnel attempted to save her, but she was taken to the hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead. Nausigimana remains in custody and no date has been set for his trial.

Legalized abortion has allowed predatory men to use women for sex with the knowledge that any child created can be aborted. Because of legalized abortion, women in abusive relationships frequently face coercion to have abortions they don’t want. Live Action’s Aiding Abusers investigation revealed that abortion businesses often help to force women into abortions, financially profiting from the destruction of life while women are returned to their abusive situations.

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