OTTAWA, ON November 23, 2012 – Petitions are now available in support of Motion 408, which calls on the House of Commons “to condemn discrimination against females occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination.”
The motion, introduced by MP Mark Warawa (PC- Langley) in late September following the failure of Motion 312, cites numerous studies showing that the practice of aborting females due to a cultural preference for males is happening among certain communities in Canada, and that 92 per cent of Canadians believe such abortions should be illegal.
“Gender selection has been strongly condemned by all national political parties,” said Mr. Warawa. “As well, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada have vehemently opposed sex-selective pregnancy termination.”
The League has called for an end to the practice many times in the past, noting that the combination of education and a new law are required to guarantee true equality among genders among the unborn, the most vulnerable population.
A <a href=”http://www.markwarawa.com/media/M408%20Petition%20-%205%20LinesNov26.pdf”>downloadable petition</a> for your signature is available through Mr. Warawa’s website. A petition that can be signed online or downloaded is available through <a href=”http://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/index.php?p=Petition&_p=1&id=3″>Campaign Life Coalition</a>. It is also important to express your support to MPs through phone calls, letters or e-mails.