Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Conservative MP responds to abortion activist

Stephen Woodworth pens letter to pro-abortionist           

Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth
In an open letter sent Oct. 3 to Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, Stephen Woodworth defended his belief that all humans are worthy of life. Woodworth, MP for Kitchener Centre, was responding to a previous letter sent to him by Arthur earlier Oct. 3.

He addressed their difference of opinion on the topic of abortion and challenged Arthur, “I would welcome your support for a Parliamentary initiative to enshrine in Canadian law the equal and inherent worth and dignity of every human being, should you wish to offer it.”

Woodworth is well known for creating Motion 312, an application seeking to classify the moment a fetus becomes a human being. The motion was defeated last month, though a majority of the Conservative Party voted in favour of it.

With reference to women’s rights, he wrote, “I believe the most progressive view is that no one’s rights are advanced a refusal to acknowledge the equal and inherent dignity and worth of any other human being” and ended with, “I wish I could convince you of the merits of that principle.”

This letter continues the debate on women’s rights concerning abortion in Canada. 

For more information on Stephen Woodworth click here. For more information on the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada click here. 

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