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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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Justin Trudeau to run for Liberal leadership

Justin Trudeau to run for Liberal leadership

Polls show that Justin Trudeau, the 40-year-old second term Papineau MP and son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau (whose 1969 Omnibus bill permitted widespread abortion in Canada), would instantly make the currently third-place Liberals serious contenders to win the 2015 election. Pro-life leaders think that development would be a disaster for Canada. Justin Trudeau’s rise has been a lifetime in the making including media plaudits for speeches he made while ... (Continue reading)

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Compassionate politics

National Affairs Rory Leishman In a combative campaign speech last December, United States President Barack Obama derided his Republican opponents as unprincipled libertarians: “Their philosophy is simple,” he charged. “We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.” Certainly, there are some selfish conservatives who think that the wealthy and prosperous should have no compunction about abandoning the poor and the needy ... (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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Obama’s dangerous radicalism

Obama’s dangerous radicalism

Every election is said to be the most important, but 2012 certainly will be one in which the outcome could significantly shift American economic and social policy, from government intrusion into the private economic and moral lives of citizens to the composition of the Supreme Court for the next two decades, and much more. A number of books have come out in 2012 to give a glimpse into the past ... (Continue reading)

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Saint Jack of the Small Screen

Saint Jack of the Small Screen

Jack Layton Oh Good Lord, I suppose it just had to be. Yes, the time of waiting has come to an end, and like a child embracing the dawn on Christmas Day I feel my heart bursting with a fulfilled anticipation. Because, joy oh joy, as I write this column the filming on the Jack Layton biopic is almost complete. It stars Rick Roberts and Sook-Yin Lee as Layton and his wife ... (Continue reading)

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Is Hudak Canada’s Paul Ryan?

Tim Hudak, provincial leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservate Party, made a generally favourable impression at the press conference at Queen’s Park I attended recently. There’s a core there that feel that he’s an apple that needs some polishing. (But so did former Premier Mike Harris.) I found that Hudak was forceful, articulate, and exhibited strong leadership talents. Hudak reminded me of U.S. Republican vice-president hopeful, Paul Ryan, who I saw on ... (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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The Party of Death

The Party of Death

Barack Obama In 1775, the famous aphorist, Samuel Johnson, quipped that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” His biographer, reporting this remark, quickly added that “he did not mean a real and generous love of our country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, in all ages and countries, have made a cloak for self-interest.” Johnson’s observation, however, seems to have a different meaning than the one his biographer offered ... (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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M-312 debated in Parliament

M-312 debated in Parliament

Photo of MP Stephen Woodworth talking about M-312 to the Kitchener pro-Life Forum On Sept. 21, in front of a packed gallery, the second hour of debate for Stephen Woodworth’s (CPC, Kitchener Centre) private member’s motion, M-312, took place in the House of Commons. Woodworth was joined by several Conservative colleagues calling for Parliament to set up a special committee that would examine the Criminal Code definition of human being in the ... (Continue reading)

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CHP releases document on pro-life incremental legislation

CHP releases document on pro-life incremental legislation

The Christian Heritage Party of Canada issued a position paper outlining its support for various incremental measures to restrict abortion to offer guidance in what it seems as the best ways to limit abortion in Canada on route to eventually eliminating it. The document, signed by party leader Jim Hnatiuk and deputy leader Rod Taylor reiterates the party’s “unequivocal and unwavering defense of innocent human life from conception to natural death” as ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario hides abortion statistics

Ontario hides abortion statistics

In January, the Ontario legislature passed the government’s Bill 122, the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, which, despite is laudable sounding name, puts the provinces abortion statistics beyond public access. Overall, the BPSAA increases public access to information about hospitals and clinics, but when it comes to abortion, the bill amends the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act – or FIPPA – to exclude media or citizens from requesting information about ... (Continue reading)

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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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