OTTAWA, Ontario, May 29, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservative MP Steve Woodworth’s historic motion (M-312) to debate the personhood of unborn Canadians in Parliament is set for June 13th, the MP revealed Tuesday.
The motion was debated April 26th and is set for a second hour of debate on June 7th at 5:30 p.m.
“It is more important than ever that we continue with the momentum generated so far and re-double our efforts,” said Woodworth in an e-mail Tuesday. “Any assistance you can provide in encouraging Canadians to contact their respective MPs and urge their support would be a tremendous help.”
“I am greatly impressed by the efforts I have seen so far and I hope I can count upon your continued assistance during this crucial time,” he added.
The motion seeks a re-examination of section 223 of the Criminal Code, which states that a child only becomes a “human being” once he or she has fully proceeded from the womb.
If passed, Parliament would set up a special committee to consider the medical evidence relating to the humanity of the unborn.
“If there’s justification for a law which defines anyone as less than a human when that person is clearly a human being, let Canadians hear it,” says Woodworth. “If there’s a principled reason why Parliament has no duty to update this 400 year old law which has such important consequences, let’s hear it.”
The full text of Mr. Woodworth’s motion (M-312) is available here.