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“Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth speaks to thousands of demonstrators gathered on Parliament Hill Thursday for the annual March for Life anti-abortion protest. Woodworth has a motion in front of the House of Commons seeking a special study into when life begins. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)”
How can there be so many anti-choicers in Canada of all places? Ugh. This “study for when life begins” has so many dirty ulterior motives it makes me sick. If you really think about it, life doesn’t actually begin as a zygote, it’s continued as a zygote.
All the antis have been crawling out of the woodwork lately. It’s really discouraging. On the other hand, when Woodworth spoke in Parliament (the Conservatives gave him debate time even though one of their election promises was that they wouldn’t reopen the issue) absolutely everyone shot him down. Even other Conservatives. It was kind of awesome to listen to, actually.
Even the Conservatives voted this down.
More examples to why Canada is awesome.
Very awesome passage here:
O’Connor disagreed, saying “the ultimate intention of this motion is to restrict abortions at some development stage in Canada.” If the legal definition of when a person is considered a human being is changed, and a fetus is then considered a human being then homicide laws would apply, and abortion, as a consequence, would be considered homicide, O’Connor said.
He was the only other Conservative MP to speak during the debate, and he urged everyone to reject his colleague’s motion whenever it comes to a vote.
O’Connor said abortion is a serious decision for women to make and he wants all women to continue to live in a society where they can make that decison “without the threat of legal consequences.”
Whether one accepts abortion or not, it will always be part of society, O’Connor said, adding that he can’t understand why those who are opposed to it want to impose their belief on others through the Criminal Code.
“Trying to amend the legal rules governing abortion as is intended by this motion will not improve the situation, it will only lead to increased conflict as the attempt is made to turn back the clock,” said O’Connor. “Society has moved on and I don’t believe this proposal should proceed. As well, it is in opposition to our government’s position.”
This is the audio from the Parliamentary debate over Motion 312 to form a committee to redefine personhood.