Stephen Woodworth Abortion

Tory MP's Motion Could Re-Ignite Abortion Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth is out with another motion that could re-ignite the abortion debate in Ottawa, although he says it's merely...

'Dark And Dangerous Future'

CBC | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Politics

Conservative Kitchener Centre MP Stephen Woodworth is taking a national pro-choice group to task for not supporting a motion he plans to submit in par...

The House of Horrors: A Foundation for Limits on Abortion

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Whenever I write or talk about abortion and mention the possibility of a slippery slope, I am told that the slippery slope discussion is a straw dog. There are rules after all! But rules are only as good as the people who follow them and the institutions that are set up to oversee them. There is an assumption of honesty and human goodness. In the case of the Philadelphia House of Horrors there was a breakdown on both fronts. Abortionist Dr. Gosnell has no ethical/moral core and the overseers in Philadelphia dropped the ball for 17 years. Anyone who assumes Gosnell's clinic is a one-off is blinded by ideology. Those who refuse to look at limits in abortion are stuck in the rut of Manichean thinking.

On Abortion, Harper Is a Liberal's Best Friend

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

So what if Harper muzzled an MP for suggesting a motion to condemn sex-selective abortion? It's not as though it's a matter of national import, and denouncing the motion, as MP Mark Warawa would have it, would have had no practical implications in and of itself. The only value of his motion would have been to reintroduce the word "abortion" into the national conversation, and that's something Liberals and NDPers, I imagine, don't want. They should stop posturing and get behind the Prime Minister -- he's the best friend liberals have right now.

Waterloo Should Not Stifle Free Speech

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

At the University of Waterloo last week, Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth was scheduled to speak to a group of students at an event organized by the Students for Life campus club. Unfortunately, a group of students shut down Mr. Woodworth's speech by shouting him down, until he was left with no choice but to cancel the event.

Anti-Abortion MP Heckled By Protester Dressed As Vagina

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada Politics

A lecture by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth came to an abrupt and bizarre end at the University of Waterloo on Wednesday night. Protesters — incl...

Tory MPs Keep Debate Alive

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It's been two months since the House of Commons rejected a controversial abortion-related motion, but Conservative MPs are using a tried and ...

Motion 312: If You're An Old White Guy, I Don't Want to Hear IIt

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

Here's an age old riddle for you: how many old white guys does it take to editorialize on a subject that has to do solely with a woman's most intimate choice in life? Well, if you're the National Post, then four. The outrage radiating from the old white men commentariat ranges from "well, why can't we have this debate?" to "fetuses are people too, and they have rights just like you and me."

Motion 312: How B.C. MPs Voted

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Most British Columbia MPs voted down a controversial motion to reopen a debate on when human life begins, but the only members from the province who s...

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'...

MP Makes Final Push For Debate On When Life Begins

CBC | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Politics

The question of whether to have a debate on when human life begins will face the House of Commons again Friday as Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth's ...

A Woman's Right To Choose Must Apply To All Women

Valerie Keefe | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Valerie Keefe

Much of the Canadian feminist movement as one can reasonably refer to en masse have been as milquetoast on the right of trans women to access transition medicine on demand as one could imagine.

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...

Anti-Abortion Rally Shuts Down Ottawa Streets

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Thousands of people marched through the streets of Ottawa on Thursday in an annual protest to end legalized abortions.Throngs of teenagers, g...

MPs Denounce Motion To Study When Life Begins

CBC | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada Politics

International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda is now reimbursing taxpayers for the car and driver she hired during a trip abroad after saying...

MPs Set To Debate Abortion Rights

CBC | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Politics

Abortion rights are at the centre of a debate set for this afternoon as MPs consider whether to hold a special committee to look at when ...

Althia Raj

Rebels With A Cause: Tory MPs Become Voice For Silent Social Conservatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada Politics

When pro-life Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth stood in front of a podium facing a room packed with journalists Monday he knew he wasn’t facing a f...

Althia Raj

Tory MP Pushes For Fresh Debate On Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — A Conservative MP is proposing a roundabout way of reopening the abortion debate, despite the Harper government's insistence that it has no...

Abortion Debate Heats Up

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Politics

A group representing evangelical Christians is backing a Conservative MP's call for a debate on the definition of a human, potentially ki...

Tory MP Calls For Fresh Debate On Rights Of The Unborn

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen and Althia Raj | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Politics

A Conservative MP is calling on Parliament to take another look at the rights of the unborn, potentially reopening the debate on abortion in Canada. ...