04/02/2012 04:45 EDT | Updated 06/02/2012 05:12 EDT

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

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 deal with this law.

Woodworth's motion requests a study of a subsection of the Criminal Code which says that in Canada a child does not become a human being until the moment of complete birth. For our new debate series -- "Change My Mind" -- Huffpost Canada asked Joyce Arthur, founder of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, to debate with Woodworth the need for his motion.

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