Canada: MP Won’t Appeal Denial of Vote to Condemn Sex-Selection Abortion

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 17, 2013   |   2:50PM   |   Washington, DC

A Canadian MP will not appeal a decision preventing members of the Canadian Parliament from voting on a resolution to condemn the practice of sex-selection abortions.

As LifeNews reported, the legislation was twice deemed not worthy of consideration for a vote. Motion 408 calls on Parliament to condemn sex-selective pregnancy termination, a procedure happening in Canada where baby girls are aborted for no other reason than because they are female.

Member of Parliament, Mark Warawa has indicated he will not appeal a decision by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs. That Committee last month had ruled, without explanation, that his motion to condemn sex-selective pregnancy termination as non-votable. campaign director, Mike Schouten emailed LifeNews a statement saying he is disappointed.

“Today is a disappointing day for democracy, but more importantly it is a tragic day for Canadian women and girls. There is no more violent form of discrimination against women and girls than selecting girls for abortion,” he said.

“The completely unfounded fear that somehow an expression of Parliament condemning this practice might in some way send women to the back alleys of Canadian cities with coat hangers speaks to the low level of intellect of most Canadian politicians. By their actions, they are avoiding, and in fact tacitly accepting, the very serious global problem of gendercide,” continued Schouten. “Sex-selective abortion is the biggest women’s rights issue in the world and while many other jurisdictions are taking steps to address it, Canada seems intent on clinging to an extreme pro-abortion philosophy which allows for this human rights injustice to continue unhindered.”

“Unlike every other Western nation, pre-born females and males continue to live without legal protection in Canada. Our elected officials may be unaware, but there is a growing movement in Canada of concerned citizens who find this status quo to be repugnant and a gross violation of human rights,” said Schouten.



“The demand for change in Canada’s archaic public policy regarding the rights of children in the womb will continue in spite of the democratic roadblocks which led to the demise of Motion 408. From a scientific perspective it has never been clearer that the pre-born are members of the human family. It is time our laws reflected that fact,” concluded Schouten.

Despite Canadians flooding their MPs with thousands of emails complaining, the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs issued a ruling to uphold the earlier decision of its sub-committee on the votability of Motion 408.