Monday, September 10, 2012

Woodworth says Motion 312 being misinterpreted

Conservative MP says his motion is a 21st-century piece of legislation that looks at human rights

Stephen Woodworth
The fate of MP Stephen Woodworth's personhood Motion 312 will be voted on in less than a month. The B.C. Catholic recently caught up with the pro-life MP to discuss the motion and how it has been misinterpreted by political peers and the public:
Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth says he's not trying to be revolutionary with Motion 312, just responsible. While many politicians from both the left and right have accused Woodworth of trying to open up the abortion debate with the motion, Woodworth says it's not a tool to criminalize abortion but a 21st-century piece of legislation that investigates human rights.  
"We can't pick and choose who a human being is," Woodworth told The B.C. Catholic. "There have been wars fought over these principles. If we don't have honest laws how can we have faith in our system of governance?"
Motion 312 requests that a parliamentary committee be set up to investigate the 400-year-old definition of a human being. The motion will be voted on in the House of Commons Sept. 26. Section 223(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada states a human being does not receive any legal protection until the moment of complete birth.
Read the full story on The B.C. Catholic website.

1 comment:

  1. You might be interested in what Woodworth himself wrote to colleagues on Friday. He supports gestational limit.


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