Woodworth bill on abortion had merit
| Posted: Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 06:00 am
Re: Attack on womenís rights.
What is Doris Wrench Eisler afraid of? What is the pro-abortion lobby afraid of? Discussion? Civil discourse? Canadaís current definition of human life goes back 400 years and defines it in what was known back then. Human life begins at birth.
Fast-forward 400 years. What do we know now? We know when the heart starts beating. We know when brain activity starts. I know personally of premature births at 28 weeks that have been viable. Yet Canada is the only country in the world, along with North Korea and China, without any law restricting abortion.
Technically, in Canada, one could have an abortion minutes before giving birth to a full-term baby of 40 weeks. I realize no doctor would perform one, but it wouldnít be illegal. Even socialist countries like Sweden and Finland have some restrictions on when abortions can be performed. Those in the pro-abortion lobby like the status quo because they donít have to think. Their conscience isnít pricked because in Canada we are too scared to have the conversation.
Well, member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth started the discussion and everybody ducked. All except a number of MPs, Conservative and Liberal, who realized that we are in the year 2012 and not 1612.
Wrench Eisler called the motion medieval. I suggest she is the one stuck in the Middle Ages. Let us at least have the discussion. What are you afraid of?
Hank Peters, St. Albert