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‘Sex selection abortion’ played a role in supporting pro-life motion: Ambrose

OTTAWA – The federal cabinet minister responsible for the status of women has offered at least a partial explanation for why she voted in support of a pro-life motion in the House of Commons.


 

OTTAWA – The federal cabinet minister responsible for the status of women has offered at least a partial explanation for why she voted in support of a pro-life motion in the House of Commons.

Rona Ambrose says on Twitter that she’s long been worried about discrimination against girls through “sex selection abortion.”

Ambrose stunned observers Wednesday when she rose to her feet in favour of backbench MP Stephen Woodworth’s motion to strike a committee to examine the definition of a human being.

Though the motion was defeated 203 to 91, Ambrose’s tweet suggests she opted to support the motion as a way to raise awareness about the issue.

Ambrose was one of 10 federal Conservative cabinet ministers who supported the motion, despite the fact Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said he has no plans to reopen the abortion debate in Canada.

As a result, she’s under fire from critics both inside the House of Commons and beyond, including women’s rights groups who are calling for her resignation.


 
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‘Sex selection abortion’ played a role in supporting pro-life motion: Ambrose

  1. Almost 50% of the 29 female Conservative MP’s voted FOR this motion, thirteen (13) of the twenty-nine (29) female Conservative members, four (4) of them members of Cabinet. There are 76 women MP’s and not one female from the other parties voted for this motion.

    • Con women are prairie muffins.

      Quiverful types, Duggars, etc

      • Rather enlightened of you EmilyOne.
        Query?
        What are Con women?

        • The opposite of Lib women.

          • You mean their genitalia is external?
            If by ‘Con’ you mean ‘conservative’ and if by ‘Lib’ you mean liberal and you distinguish between the two by some means, I am at a loss. From my perspective, ALL Canadians are Libruls! I mean you have democracy! How liberal is that?

  2. Rona Ambrose says on Twitter that she’s long been worried about discrimination against girls through “sex selection abortion.”

    What are her thoughts on the discrimination against girls, and the entire gender for that matter, brought about through her disgraceful sartorial selections?

  3. What you saw yesterday, was the Reform Party. Mulroney would have never allowed what happened last night.

    • Not true!
      Herr Schrieber could have arranged it for him.

  4. Sex selection?? Oh really… Get real Ms. Ambrose! You are on a very slippery slope. The problem is not sex selective abortions, it’s how society views women and girls. Society can be changed with education and not restrictive legislation! I am pro-choice, not because I love abortion, but I believe women have the right to decide what’s best for them regardless of whether or not we agree.