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The Plague Is Spreading

The misogynist Christianist plague popped up in the Canadian parliament, according to the CBC: Motion to study when life begins defeated in Parliament

A motion to study the Criminal Code’s definition of when human life begins was defeated in the House of Commons Wednesday night.

Members of Parliament voted 203 to 91 against Motion 312, sponsored by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth.

The private member’s motion sought to set up a committee to study how the Criminal Code defines when life begins. The provision, in the homicide section of the code, says a child becomes a human being when it has fully left its mother’s body.

Critics said the motion was an excuse to re-open the debate on abortion in Canada and set limits on the procedure. Woodworth had said he hoped having a debate would convince Canadians to oppose abortion.

A backdoor attempt at a “personhood” bill, but the Canadian politicians obviously don’t want to deal with it.

As usual the supporters were misleading people. What they claimed was a ‘definition of when human life begins” is only valid for the homicide section of Canada’s criminal code, it is not a general definition. The proponents of the bill want a general definition to use to attack abortion, as is the case in the various attempts to do this in the US.