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Mary Wagner, abortion staff testify

Mary Wagner, abortion staff testify

At her trial for mischief and failing to comply with probation order, Mary Wagner (pictured above) testified that she felt justified approaching women ... (Continue reading)

Gendercide motion deemed non-votable, mini revolt ensues

Mark Warawa did not take the decision to nix his private member’s motion condemning sex-selective abortion laying down. After the sub-committee on private member’s business deemed M-408 non-votable on March 21 claiming the House of Commons already dealt with a similar issue earlier this Parliament and that it infringed on provincial jurisdiction, the Langley, British Columbia, Conservative MP attempted to speak about his bill on the House floor but was prevented from doing so by Chief Government Whip Gordon O’Connor. It ... (Continue reading)

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Status of Women Minister urged to ‘stand up for the girl-child in the womb’

Pro-life women have urged Rona Ambrose, Minister for the Status of Women, to support M-408, a private member’s motion that condemns sex-selective abortion. Last Fall, Ambrose shocked some political observers when she joined ten of her cabinet colleagues and a majority of her caucus to support Stephen Woodworth’s private member’s motion calling for a scientific inquiry about the child in the womb. The motion was defeated and unions and feminist groups called for Ambrose’s resignation. Ambrose stated that she supported the ... (Continue reading)

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Not our right to protect one life and snuff out another

“We’re stepped out upon the world’s stage now – the fate of human dignity is in our hands.” With the words above, Steven Spielberg’s Abraham Lincoln faces his cabinet down and reminds them of the challenge facing his bleeding nation. He insists that they take a stand before the world, and fight on to abolish and criminalize slavery once and for all. Whether the real Lincoln said these exact words we will never know, but that they reflect the challenge of ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian MP ramps up campaign for motion on sex-selective abortion

Canadian MP ramps up campaign for motion on sex-selective abortion

Mark Warawa launches his campaign to have Parliament condemn gendercide during a Dec. 5 press conference. Immediately after Stephen Woodworth’s M-312 was defeated in September, Conservative MP Mark Warawa (Langley) announced he was introducing a private member’s motion condemning the practice of sex-selective abortion. The motion – which expresses the view of the House of Commons and does not affect any law – states “that the House condemn discrimination against females ... (Continue reading)

MP introduces motion condemning sex-selective abortion

MP introduces motion condemning sex-selective abortion

Mark Warawa wants Parliament to condemn gendercide. On Sept. 26, immediately following the defeat of M-312 in a House vote, Conservative MP Mark Warawa (Langley) announced he would introduce Motion 408 which condemns sex-selective abortion, which will likely come up for debate in early 2013. Warawa, an MP since 2004, introduced his motion on a topic that has garnered increased media attention over the past year, with the Society of Obstetricians ... (Continue reading)

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M-312 defeated 203-91

On Sept. 26, four Liberal MPs and more than half the Conservative caucus, including 10 members of the government, voted for M-312, Stephen Woodworth’s private member’s motion calling for a debate on the beginning of human life. Woodworth, a Conservative MP from Kitchener Centre, hoped to launch a special committee to re-examine section 223 of Canada’s Criminal Code, which stipulates that a child only becomes a human being once he or she has fully proceeded from the womb. While pro-life leaders ... (Continue reading)

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Minister of Status of Women attacked for supporting M-312

Minister of Status of Women attacked for supporting M-312

Rona Ambrose is under fire for supporting a pro-science, pro-debate motion. Feminist groups, the abortion lobby, and unions organized a campaign within minutes of Rona Ambrose’s vote for M-312. Ambrose, who said she is especially concerned with sex-selective abortion, was one of ten members of Stephen Harper’s cabinet who voted for Stephen Woodworth’s motion, but pro-abortionists singled the minister out for attack because she is the Minister of State (Status of ... (Continue reading)

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Anti-debate extremism

Watching the debate on M-312 does not inspire confidence in Canadian parliamentary democracy. Those who spoke in favour of Stephen Woodworth’s private member’s motion were eloquent in their defense of why the Criminal Code definition of human being, based on a 400-year-old law, needs to be re-examined. Sadly, the opposition MPs were hysterical in their criticism of M-312 which they believe rolls back “hard-fought” “women’s rights” on abortion. M-312 does not mention abortion, but that did not prevent the opposition MPs ... (Continue reading)

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Woodworth answers critics

When MP Stephen Woodworth addressed the Kitchener Pro-Life Forum, he was given rock-star treatment, getting a standing ovation when he was introduced. The applause was an acknowledgement of his work bringing forward for debate a private member`s bill, M-312, which if passed would require Parliament to re-examine the Criminal Code definition of human being using modern scientific evidence. Currently, Section 223 (1) of the Code says that a preborn child does not become a human being until it has fully ... (Continue reading)

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Fetal pain laws gain steam as scientific knowledge improves

On August 2, in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. District Court Judge James Teilborg decided to uphold the ban on abortions after 20 weeks except in cases of medical emergency. The law was founded on the substantial medical evidence available that proves an unborn child can feel pain during an abortion by at least 20 weeks gestation. Other states that maintain similar fetal-pain laws include Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. According to Americans United for Life’s Legal Guide for 2012, ... (Continue reading)

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Prenatal genetic screening to expand

Prenatal genetic screening to expand

A new form of pre-natal genetic screening may be able to predict future ailments using only a sample of the mother’s blood. Scientists led by Stephen Quake of Stanford University published their findings on July 4 in Nature journal. The findings were released a month after another technique was announced by scientists led by Jay Shendure of the University of Washington that could sequence the fetus’ genome using the mother’s and ... (Continue reading)

Prenatal hate

Prenatal hate

A venerable observation, offered by a range of writers from Samuel Johnson to Pope John Paul II, has it that: “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.” It is an expression of ancient wisdom, echoing the Greek laws of hospitality for strangers and travelers, as well as the Christian regard for the weak. Christ proclaims in advance the last judgment he will render ... (Continue reading)

CMA opposes M-312, considers babies not human until after birth

The Canadian Medical Association, the largest association of doctors in the country, voted August 15 to maintain the current wording of the Criminal Code definition of human being and oppose M-312, a private member’s bill that would require Parliament to examine scientific evidence as to whether the child in the womb is a human being and the human rights and Criminal Code ramifications of those findings. Delegates to the CMA’s 145th annual general meeting in Yellowknife voted on the motion opposing ... (Continue reading)

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Media reports Harper pressuring caucus to oppose Woodworth motion

In early June both the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun reported that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was pressuring Conservative MPs to vote against Stephen Woodworth’s private member’s motion calling upon Parliament to create a select committee to examine the modern scientific and medical evidence regarding preborn life and the human rights implications of those findings. The Criminal Code says that a child in the womb is not a human being and that she does not become so until proceeding ... (Continue reading)

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