In the lead-up to Wednesday’s defeat of the pro-life motion put forward in Canada’s Parliament by Tory MP Stephen Woodworth, the NDP’s Niki Ashton was one of Woodworth’s most vociferous opponents.

In the first hour of debate on Motion 312 on April 26th, she accused the Conservative government of a “Trojan horse agenda” that would see women “forced to return to those ugly circumstances of using coat hangers, vacuum cleaners or putting themselves in the hands of quacks.”

And after Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced his support for the motion last Monday, Ashton said Prime Minister Harper should be whipping his MPs to vote against it, and should not have even allowed it to be put forward in the first place.

In response to the MP’s proud defense of universal abortion access, the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform has released a video calling on her to “face the children.” The video juxtaposes Ashton’s comments in Parliament with gruesome video and images of the deadly procedure she so strongly defends.

It’s harrowing stuff, so consider yourself warned.

I contacted Ashton for her reaction. I’ll let you know if I ever hear back. If you want to try, here’s her contact information:

Niki Ashton
263 Confederation Building
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 992-3018
Fax: (613) 996-5817
[email protected]