Mar 162013
Dear Robert A.,An important motion is set for its first hour of debate in the House of Commons on March 28, 2013. Motion 408 calls on Parliament to condemn the practice of sex-selective pregnancy termination. MP Mark Warawa introduced this Motion in September, 2012. After a second hour of debate later this Spring, M408 will be up for a vote in the House of Commons.Here is the full text of the Motion:“That the House condemn discrimination against females, occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination.”

«Que la Chambre condamne la discrimination envers les femmes, notamment l’interruption voluntaire de la grossesse selon le sexe.» 

The Motion will not change the law regarding female fetuses or abortion, but it will raise the discussion on and off the Hill on the subject of gendercide.

Here’s how you can support Motion 408:

  1. Collect petitions (requested by MP Warawa).
    • download in English here ou en français ici
    • you need only 5 names per page
    • mail to MP Warawa (see address on petition)
    • read the petition rules to make sure yours count
  2. Write/Email/Fax Prime Minister Harper to voice your supportParliamentary Office
    House of Commons
    80 Wellington St
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0A2
    Tel: 613-992-4211
    613-992-4211 FREE
    Fax: 613-941-6900
  3. Write to your member of Parliament.You can find information on how to contact your MP by inputting your postal code into the Parliament of Canada website.
  4. Participate in social media conversations about gendercide on Twitter by using the hashtags #protectgirls and #M408 to build support.

Canadian Physicians for Life has cooperated with a number of other organizations to look at sex-selective abortion beyond Motion 408. See the Defend Girls web site for more resources on this important issue, including an examination of gendercide in Canada. The articles and peer-reviewed studies will also be available on our own web site soon, for those of you who are pink-averse!

For more real-time news and articles, you can now follow CPL on Twitter: @CdnLifeDocs, and you can find us on Facebook.

Let us know which issues you are following, and consider writing your own op ed for the next instalment of our publication, Vital Signs.Sincerely,KC McLean-D’Août
Administrator, Canadian Physicians for Life


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