Motion 312 Vote

Rona Ambrose's Vote Sucker-Punched Women

Colleen Westendorf | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Colleen Westendorf

Wednesday evening was a perilous moment for every person with a uterus in Canada and elsewhere. In a country where we are applauded for not having legal restrictions on abortion, Parliament voted on M312, which was defeated 203-91. Though the motion claimed to be in the interest of equality for everyone, nowhere did the word woman, womb, fetus, uterus, or (heaven forbid) vagina appear in the motion. The person who should have been fighting the hardest Wednesday night was the Minister for the Status of Women, Rona Ambrose. Instead she sucker-punched everyone in this country who hopes and expects to be treated in accordance with their charter rights and as a person, by voting yes.

Cabinet Cracks On Definition Of Life Vote

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The prime minister was among the majority of MPs that helped defeat a Conservative MP's pro-life motion Wednesday, but ten of Stephen Harper'...

Will Abortion Stance Make Him A Star?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Whether or not Stephen Woodworth's pro-life motion passes Wednesday in the House of Commons, the Conservative backbencher will have sparked m...

He's Set To Vote Yes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says he plans to vote in favour of a controversial pro-life motion later this week.Kenney, a devout Roman C...

Anti-Abortion Motion On Hold Until The Fall

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada Politics

The Tories, like any other political party, are no stranger to voting against motions that don't fit in with the party's mandate. But it's not often S...