TRL Press Release Statement on Motion 312
Toronto, ON September 28, 2012. Motion 312, proposed by MP Stephen Woodworth, and which called for the forming of a committee to study the question of when human life begins, was defeated in Parliament Wednesday, by a vote of 203 to 91. While most pro-life supporters, including Mr. Woodworth, saw little chance of the motion passing, and while many “pro-choice” supporters are celebrating its defeat, Motion 312 has made a significant impact for those who support valuing all human life. The vehement opposition from many Parliamentarians to not only forming a committee to study the current relevance of the nearly 400-year old definition of “human being” in the Canadian Criminal Code, but to even discussing the issue has brought to light to the Canadian public the great game of make-believe, denial, and avoidance regarding the nature of unborn human beings that is taking place in our nation’s Capital and in much of our mainstream culture. Medical and biological science (not to mention basic human reason), which prove with finality that the unborn are of the human species and are living (thus, human beings), are being
knowingly ignored, kept hidden behind the transparent shield of an ancient law which is kept alive solely because it serves the purpose of maintaining the status quo of abortion in Canada. Motion 312 has awakened much of the Canadian population to this shameful pretension.
Abortion, completely unrestricted by any legal parameters whatsoever in Canada and thus permitted until the moment of birth, has become to many a virtual deity. Its sacredness to them is such that even questioning or debating its inviolability is seen as heresy and is forbidden.
If abortion “rights” supporters are so confident that Canadians share their convictions, let us put the motion to the vote of the Canadian
Despite the defeat of Motion 312, especially in light of the extensive discussion which it raised in the public mind over the past months,
Toronto Right to Life remains confident and optimistic that Canadians will not allow censorship and the ignoring of the issue by abortion
“rights” advocates to blind them to the grave injustice of abortion. The very fact that abortion advocates felt the need to eliminate any
opening of the question of when human life begins is itself proof that, in the arena of objective and scientific facts, the pro-life cause has the truth on its side. The issue will never be closed until there is the right to life for every single person in Canada, from conception to natural death.
Toronto Right to Life Association