It does not matter which side of the debate you are on in regards to abortion. I think we should all be able to agree that until a world where every child conceived is wanted and loved, this is more about preserving the health/life of the mother so they do not need to seek abortions in less than savoury environments.
So please read and sign the following from our 3rd Party in Parliament The Liberal Party of Canada
 

Friend —

 

Stephen Harper said he would not re-open the debate on a woman’s right to choose.

 

But 24 hours from now, he’ll allow Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth to put forward a motion in the House of Commons which clearly opens the possibility of re-criminalizing abortion.

 

It’s up to you to make sure Canadian women and men know about it.

 

Please sign and share the petition and tell the Prime Minister: Hands off our reproductive rights.

 

When I began my nursing career in the 1950s in Quebec, contraception was illegal and women had no say over family planning. They had no choice, and some faced desperation.

 

I saw women come to the hospital, bleeding and in pain, only to discover they’d tried to end their pregnancy themselves.

 

As a nurse, and later as an MP and Senator, I took part in the hard-fought battles to institutionalize and enshrine the right to choose in Canadian law.

 

And in 1988 the debate was settled when the Supreme Court ruled: “The decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy is essentially a moral decision and in a free and democratic society, the conscience of the individual must be paramount to that of the state.”

 

If you believe in a Canadian woman’s right to choose, you have 24 hours to speak up and spread the word.

 

Please sign and share the petition and tell the Prime Minister: Hands off our reproductive rights.

 

http://lpc.ca/handsoff

 

Thank you.

 

Lucie Pépin

 

Senator for Shawinigan, Quebec (1997-2011)
MP, Outremont (1984-1988)

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Comments
  1. carlarenee45 says:

    but if every child that was concieved were born, I believe they would be wanted by someone. Adoption lists are years long with people waiting for a baby. Besides with the morning after pill, conception doesn’t even have to happen. If a woman gets raped, they can give it to her on request in the ER. Stop with the excuses

  2. Ty says:

    Not excuses…do you understand that this is the slope that led to legislation voted down in some states that would have stated sperm and eggs are life and as such sacrosanct.
    The challenge is compassion, love & understanding. Truly is someone wants to aid the adoption cycle I would challenge them to give up on the baby and realize there are many children seeking loving families and a home of all ages and stripes just waiting…yet no one comes…hmmm…now which side has an excuse?

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