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My Motion Got Stuck on One Word: "Abortion"

(202) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 12:41 PM

"Woodworth Says Opponents of M312 Must Give Up Single-Minded Preoccupation with Abortion"

That's the headline about Motion 312 that should have been applied to every commentary.

The word "abortion" seemed to cast an hypnotic spell over MPs who spoke against Motion 312 in the Parliamentary debate, causing them to

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CHANGE MY MIND: When Should a Fetus be Recognized as a Child?

(456) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 2:07 PM

In February, Tory MP Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener Center) filed a motion asking Parliament to form a special Committee to study Canada's 400-year-old definition of human being -- and then report back to the House on the medical evidence it finds and on options to...

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Woodworth #2

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 1:59 PM

Thank you for this opportunity to reply to Ms. Arthur's comments.

1) Ms. Arthur suggests that using the word "child" is begging the question since she assumes that a "child" is a "human being."

I recommend reading the statute mentioned in my Motion. It really does say "a child becomes...

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Pro response #1

(1) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 4:00 PM

I appreciate the willingness of Ms. Arthur to debate the policy of my motion (M-312).

I'll begin with what Supreme Court Justice Bertha Wilson said in her ruling in R v Morgentaler in 1988:

"The precise point in the development of the fetus at which the state's interest in its...

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When is a Baby not a Baby? When Our Abortion Law Says it Isn't

(122) Comments | Posted January 2, 2012 | 3:05 PM

Many believe Canada has no abortion law. On the other hand, a recent poll disclosed that 79 per cent of Canadians believe that Canadian law protects the fundamental human rights of children before birth in the later stages of gestation.

In fact, the opposite is true on both counts. You'll...

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Why Parliament Should Consider Law to Protect Late-Term Fetuses

(51) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 9:04 AM

A recent poll disclosed that 80 per cent of Canadians believe that Canadian law protects the fundamental human rights of children before birth in the later stages of gestation.

In fact, the opposite is true. Canadian law provides no human rights protection whatsoever for children before the moment of complete...

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