Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MPs refuse to legislate against coerced abortions

Roxanne Fernando
Members of Parliament have just voted down Bill C-510, which proposed to make it a crime to coerce a woman to have an abortion. The bill was introduced by MP Rod Bruinooge and named after Roxanne Fernando, killed by her boyfriend because she refused to abort her child. It was defeated in the House of Commons by a vote of 97 to 178.

5 comments:

  1. This is shameful.

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  2. Thanks for this notification. At least the bill got 97 votes. I'm hopeful that Canada can gradually pull away from the abortion mentality. Let us keep the prayers going.

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  3. Oh the logic of politics! Protecting women from coercion could be the thin of the wedge that restricts their erstwhile "freedom to choose" by establishing the precedent of a legal restriction that concerns abortion.

    Some years ago, a poet penned a little ditty called "Should I write a letter to my congressman." It fits for mor ethan just US legislators:

    A congressman has two ends,
    A sitting and a thinking end.
    And since his whole career
    Depends upon his seat ...
    Don't bother friend!

    Bad strategy, but good insight into political thought processes.

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  4. and if you know where we can find the list of who voted what, please post.

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  5. Here's a link:
    http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3&DocId=4896153#Int-3688545

    and this is the breakdown:
    YEAS

    Members

    Abbott
    Albrecht
    Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
    Allison
    Anders
    Anderson
    Ashfield
    Benoit
    Bezan
    Block
    Boughen
    Breitkreuz
    Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
    Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
    Brown (Barrie)
    Bruinooge
    Calandra
    Calkins
    Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
    Carrie
    Casson
    Clarke
    Cummins
    Davidson
    Day
    Del Mastro
    Devolin
    Dhalla
    Fast
    Galipeau
    Gallant
    Glover
    Goldring
    Grewal
    Guarnieri
    Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
    Hiebert
    Hoback
    Hoeppner
    Jean
    Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
    Karygiannis
    Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
    Komarnicki
    Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
    Lake
    Lamoureux
    Lauzon
    Lemieux
    Lobb
    Lukiwski
    Lunney
    MacAulay
    Malhi
    Mayes
    McColeman
    McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
    McTeague
    Merrifield
    Miller
    Moore (Fundy Royal)
    Norlock
    O'Neill-Gordon
    Payne
    Poilievre
    Preston
    Rajotte
    Reid
    Richards
    Ritz
    Scheer
    Shea
    Shipley
    Shory
    Smith
    Sorenson
    Storseth
    Strahl
    Sweet
    Szabo
    Toews
    Tonks
    Trost
    Tweed
    Uppal
    Van Kesteren
    Van Loan
    Vellacott
    Warawa
    Warkentin
    Watson
    Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
    Weston (Saint John)
    Wong
    Woodworth
    Yelich
    Young
    Total: -- 97

    NAYS

    Members

    Ablonczy
    Allen (Welland)
    André
    Andrews
    Angus
    Armstrong
    Arthur
    Ashton
    Asselin
    Atamanenko
    Bachand
    Bagnell
    Bains
    Baird
    Beaudin
    Bélanger
    Bellavance
    Bennett
    Bernier
    Bevington
    Bigras
    Blackburn
    Blais
    Blaney
    Bonsant
    Bouchard
    Boucher
    Bourgeois
    Braid
    Brison
    Brunelle
    Byrne
    Cadman
    Cannon (Pontiac)
    Carrier
    Chong
    Chow
    Christopherson
    Clement
    Coady
    Coderre
    Comartin
    Cotler
    Crombie
    Crowder
    Cullen
    Cuzner
    D'Amours
    Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
    Davies (Vancouver East)
    DeBellefeuille
    Dechert
    Demers
    Deschamps
    Desnoyers
    Dewar
    Dhaliwal
    Dion
    Donnelly
    Dorion
    Dosanjh
    Dreeshen
    Dryden
    Duceppe
    Duncan (Etobicoke North)
    Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
    Dykstra
    Easter
    Eyking
    Faille
    Fantino
    Finley
    Flaherty
    Fletcher
    Foote
    Fry
    Gagnon
    Garneau
    Gaudet
    Généreux
    Godin
    Goodale
    Goodyear
    Gourde
    Gravelle
    Guay
    Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
    Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
    Hall Findlay
    Harper
    Harris (St. John's East)
    Hawn
    Holder
    Holland
    Hughes
    Julian
    Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
    Kennedy
    Kent
    Kerr
    Laforest
    Laframboise
    Lavallée
    Layton
    Lebel
    LeBlanc
    Lee
    Lemay
    Leslie
    Lessard
    Lévesque
    MacKay (Central Nova)
    MacKenzie
    Malo
    Maloway
    Marston
    Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
    Mathyssen
    McCallum
    McGuinty
    McLeod
    Ménard
    Mendes
    Menzies
    Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
    Mourani
    Mulcair
    Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
    Murphy (Charlottetown)
    Murray
    Nadeau
    Neville
    Nicholson
    O'Connor
    Obhrai
    Oda
    Oliphant
    Ouellet
    Pacetti
    Paillé (Hochelaga)
    Paquette
    Paradis
    Patry
    Pearson
    Petit
    Plamondon
    Pomerleau
    Proulx
    Rae
    Rafferty
    Ratansi
    Rathgeber
    Regan
    Richardson
    Rickford
    Rodriguez
    Rota
    Russell
    Savage
    Savoie
    Scarpaleggia
    Schellenberger
    Sgro
    Siksay
    Silva
    Simson
    Sopuck
    St-Cyr
    Stanton
    Stoffer
    Thi Lac
    Thibeault
    Tilson
    Trudeau
    Valeriote
    Verner
    Wallace
    Zarac

    Total: -- 178

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