Friday, March 22, 2013

Groups decry decision to declare Motion 408 non-votable

Appeal process has begun
MP Mark Warawa's Motion 408 against sex-selection abortion was deemed
non-votable March 21. Warawa says an appeal process has already begun.
Various pro-life and pro-family groups are unimpressed with a parliamentary committee's decision to make Motion 408 unvotable. The motion, brought forward by MP Mark Warawa, aims to protect girls by condemning sex-selection abortions.
Warawa reacted on Twitter to the surprise decision: “Members of PMB Sub-Committee broke rules today deeming #M408 unvoteable. Were they forced and by who? An appeal process has begun.”

"Canada prides itself on freedom of speech and elects men and women to parliament who have the courage to bring forward issues of concern to the Canadian people," said Campaign Life Coalition president Jim Hughes. 
"This is anti-democratic and a violation of MP rights to be heard in parliament."
For full story, see The B.C. Catholic website.

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