Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Motion 312 - The Handmaid's Tale

Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener Centre)
 A pregnant women has always been considered legally one person.  Bill C-484, introduced in Parliament on December 13th, 2007,  attempted to change that by seeking TWO murder charges against a person that killed a pregnant woman.  Women are not stupid.  It was clear that this was a sneaky attempt to give fetuses personhood and the bill was defeated in parliament.

But in 2007, the conservatives had a minority, now with a conservative majority in the house we are faced with M-312 study to determine when life begins.  Again the conservatives are coming at abortion sideways by attempting to redefine a person under the law.

Canadians know this motion is a precursor to controlling women by forcing them into a childbearing role through criminalizing abortion. "Fetuses do not have legal rights and cannot be given any, since two beings occupying the same body would result in a serious clash of rights. In fact, if fetuses had legal personhood, pregnant women would lose theirs." [1]

1. Arthur, Joyce. 2012. Counter Arguments Against Motion M-312: "The Handmaid's Talehttp://www.arcc-cdac.ca/action/M-312.html

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