Friday, September 14, 2012

Understanding Motion 312

What exactly does the personhood legislation call for?
Stephen Woodworth addresses the National March for Life in May 2010.
Twelve days remain until Stephen Woodworth's Motion 312 is voted on by the House of Commons. The motion requests that a parliamentary committee be set up to investigate the 400-year-old definition of a human being. The definition is the basis of Section 223(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada, which states a human being does not receive any legal protection until the moment of complete birth.

Opponents of the motion say this a back-door ploy by the Conservative government to reopen the issue of abortion and possibly outlaw it. However, that isn't the case according to Woodworth. He recently told The B.C. Catholic that the motion is about human rights, and is about studying the issue of personhood.

The following is a 35-minute video presentation by Woodworth that clearly explains Motion 312 in more detail:

1 comment:

  1. You might be interested in what Woodworth himself wrote to colleagues on Friday.


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