‘A sad day for Canada’

by Aaron Wherry

A release from the Campaign Life Coalition.

Campaign Life Coalition is very disappointed that Parliament voted 203-91 against permitting a parliamentary panel from considering modern scientific evidence about the child in the womb and whether their findings should result in reform of the Section 223 (1) Criminal Code definition of human being, which is based on an out-dated 400-year-old law.

“It is a sad day for Canada that a majority of MPs were afraid to examine the science of preborn life,” said CLC National President Jim Hughes said. “What are they afraid of? These anti-debate extremists have wrapped themselves in a strident pro-abortion ideology that requires them to avoid any discussion or debate on matters that properly are the domain of Parliament.”

Hughes pointed to comments by NDP MP Françoise Boivin who said that rules should be changed to prevent private member’s business such as M-312 from being introduced in the future. She said the issue of abortion has been settled and is not up for review. “Who is Ms. Boivin to decide which issues Parliament gets to debate?” asked Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer of Campaign Life Coalition.

Douglas also noted that M-312 has nothing to do with abortion. “The motion does not include the word abortion. What Mr. Woodworth was trying to do was begin a discussion informed by science about the unborn child, but the opposition MPs, gripped by a radical pro-abortion ideology, refused even this simple, democratic debate.”

Campaign Life Coalition thanked MP Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener Centre) for raising the issue of the scientific and legal status of the child in the womb and expressed disappointment that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and most of his cabinet parties joined the opposition parties in defeating Mr. Woodworth’s motion.




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‘A sad day for Canada’

  1. Oh I’m quite sure freedom and equality for women is something these men find ‘sad’.

    No more excuses guys….move on to another hobby.

    • Maybe child support enforcement?

      • Oh heavens no, THAT would be something useful!

      • We social conservatives been pushing for that as well, but with about as much success from our elected officials.

        After all, if you believe abortion is the solution for unplanned pregnancies or mothers without sufficient support, then what do you need with child support enforcement?

        • If you want fewer abortions, create the conditions that would make them less necessary.

          • VERY good point JanBC!

          • Jan BC would like to have a government that would outlaw sex—therefore creating a condition where abortions would be unnecessary.

            Vote Liberal or NDP if you want a sexless country.

          • This has my vote for Stupidest Comment of the Day.

          • Well, so far. Wait a while; the cons are just getting their talking points for the day.

          • So, not only do the Liberals want a sexless country—they would like a humourless country.

          • Sorry but the chaste, sex for procreation only enthusiasts are on your side.

    • Women are only equal in our society if they kill their own unborn children and deny their sex. Women will only be equal in our society when motherhood is complementary to business and political ambitions, just as fatherhood is.

      Support for abortion is only the continuation of a society that has no room for nurturing families and recognizing the equality of women.

      • If you don’t like abortion, don’t have one…..but stop talking nonsense.

  2. a sad day for the anti-abortion movement. A GREAT day for CANADA!

  3. Just remember whose “team” came up with the meme of “if even one person feels their rights are infringed, that’s enough”. Hint: Woodworth’s team.

    • Contextual reminder please…

      • Long Form Census

        • And remember the much repeated meme of the poor single mom facing jail for not filling it out (I’m looking at you, Mike Lake).

  4. “Who is Ms. Boivin to decide which issues Parliament gets to debate?” asked Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer of Campaign Life Coalition.

    Well, Ms. Boivin is a duly elected member of Parliament. Whereas Ms. Douglas is a paid flack of a single-issue organisation that takes it’s cues from fundamentalists. I’d rather have Ms. Boivin and her colleagues deciding on what gets debated, thank you.

    • I find your words re Ms. Douglas most offensive — you say a ‘paid flack of a single issue organization’? If you call an organization that helps mothers (and fathers) to have their children, and then helps them on the bumps along the way, at the same time helping canadian children to be born .. and families to grow as families and be nurtured and helped by the ‘single issue org. ..that..”– then you briguyhfx should go and do some real soul searching.. amazing.. you want a govt. to decide how to run you ? wow!

      • That’s ok, I find limiting a woman’s rights offensive, so we’re even.

  5. kudos to the 91 MPs who stood up for life.. and very shortly that number will be at the halfway mark — and sanity will return to Canada and children! We dont have economic problems – .. we dont have children!

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