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'Dark And Dangerous Future'

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 parliament affirming a human's "equal worth and digni...
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'Muzzled' Tories Make Progress

OTTAWA - There are few quiet moments in a House of Commons committee, but one pregnant pause spoke volumes about the tensions and discomfort on Parliament Hill.It came on a day when Conservative MPs w...
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No Shock Tactic Should Disrupt Free Speech

It is sadly becoming normal for guest speakers to be disrespected in places that we call "higher learning." Dressed as a vagina, Ethan Jackson felt right at home spewing what he believes to be well thought out highly educated views. They demand respect while denigrating the views of others, like Mr. Stephen Woodworth.
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Tory MPs Keep Debate Alive

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 true parliamentary tool to keep the issue alive.Pe...
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My Motion Got Stuck on One Word: "Abortion"

The word "abortion" seemed to cast a hypnotic spell over MPs who spoke against Motion 312 in the Parliamentary debate, causing them to suspend thoughtful analysis and abandon time-honoured Canadian values and institutions. Canadians across our land are beginning to realize the damage to our democratic institutions and principles being done by those whose single-minded, intransigent and extreme preoccupation with protecting our abortion practices leads to abandon essential Canadian ideals.
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Rona Ambrose's Vote Sucker-Punched Women

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.
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Rona Ambrose May Have a Point, But Abortion Is No Answer

A lot has been made of Rona Ambrose's support for Motion 312, and her justification that she has concerns about sex selection abortion. I admit that it's difficult for me to support the abortion of an otherwise healthy fetus, simply because it has XX chromosomes. But I don't think that limiting womens' access to abortion is a productive answer. Why not look at the root of the problem? Health Canada's hastily-enacted policy, which prevents sex selection during artificial insemination. If Minister Ambrose truly cared about both a woman's right to choose and wanted to prevent sex-selective abortions, why wouldn't she try to remove this restrictive policy instead?
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Will Abortion Stance Make Him A Star?

OTTAWA - Whether or not Stephen Woodworth's pro-life motion passes Wednesday in the House of Commons, the Conservative backbencher will have sparked more debate and attention on the abortion issue tha...
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He's Set To Vote Yes

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 Catholic, says there is a long tradition of allowin...
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Believe Unborn Children Aren't Animals? Vote Motion 312

Motion 312 proposes that Parliament evaluate a section of the Criminal Code of Canada that currently defines unborn children as non-human beings. Until Canada's criminal code is changed, every Canadian family's unborn child is at risk. Unborn children have less protection than animals under the Criminal Code of Canada. They are treated like dirt, literally. That's why I launched PASS312.
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A Uterus For You Minister?

LETHBRIDGE - A southern Alberta women's group is hoping some woolly wombs will make a point with politicians in Ottawa. Members of Womanspace in Lethbridge are asking that people crochet or knit copie...
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Hey Joyce, Get Your Outdated Views Off my Body

Pro-choice advocate and HuffPost blogger Joyce Arthur's views on abortion are ripe with inconsistencies. She bemoans what she believes was a recent attack on a woman's "right" to abortion. But according to parliament, women do not have a right to abortion. The "right" to abortion that's so often touted is about as substantial as the unicorn, and the act itself is far uglier: the antithesis of good mothering.
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Hey Parliament, Keep Your Laws Off my Body

Canadian women won equality rights 27 years ago when the gender equality clause in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms took effect. Yet, several times since the turn of the 21st century, parliament has seen fit to debate whether women's rights should be restricted. How can this happen?