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article imageCanadian MPs want to reopen the debate on abortion

By AndrĂ© R. Gignac     Aug 16, 2012 in Politics
Ottawa - A Conservative Member of Parliament, Mark Warawa, has announced he is supporting his colleague Stephen Woodworth in his bid to create a parliamentary committee to study the rights of the unborn.
Mr. Warawa, who represents the constituency of Langley (British-Columbia) in Ottawa, thinks Canadians should reopen the debate on abortion, and he has produced a video to help Stephen Woodworth, another Tory MP from Kitchener Center (Ontario), with his call for the creation of a committee in Parliament charged with studying questions related to the definition of a human being. Mr. Woodworth's motion is set to be debated in September.
Mark Warara has in the past denounced the fact that Canada keeps company with countries such as China and North Korea in not restricting abortion. He believes Canada should restrict the practice "to the greatest extent possible".
His position is contrary to that of his own Conservative Party, which states that the debate on abortion should not be reopened. As a matter of fact, even the Conservative Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has said he will vote against Mr. Woodworth's motion, which has been denounced by the Canadian Medical Association as being "a backdoor path" toward adopting laws restricting abortion.
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