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anti-abortion Motion 312! Sign the petitions, send a letter,
join an action: www.arcc-cdac.ca/m312.html
Oppose anti-abortion Motion 312! Sign the petitions, send a
letter to your MP, or join an action using the tools and links
on ARCC's Action Alert page.
Take Action Against Anti-Abortion
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dangerous anti-abortion motion was accepted for debate in
Parliament in March. Motion 312 (see full
Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth's website) calls for a
Parliamentary Committee to examine whether the Criminal Code
definition of "human being" should be expanded to include fetuses.
This threatens to give legal personhood to fetuses and allow the
re-criminalization of abortion, as well as deny the constitutional
rights of all pregnant women.
The motion had one
hour of debate in Parliament on April 26, and will have another
hour of debate on September 21 with a vote on September 26
(subject to change). Although it is not expected to pass, we must
send a strong message to Parliament and anti-choice MPs that we
will never let anyone take us
back to the 1950’s on hard-fought reproductive rights for Canadian
women. Pro-choice MPs need to receive your
signed petitions, letters, and tweets so
they can decisively kill the motion in June, and anti-choice MPs
need to be pressured to vote against the motion.
get involved and fight back, and spread the word to your friends
and networks! The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC)
has an Action Alert page www.arcc-cdac.ca/m312.html for the motion where
you can finds links to:
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button on their homepage:http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/home.html.
- An online
petition to sign opposing the motion (please help it reach
- A paper petition
to allow official submission of signatures to Parliament
- Sample letters to
send to your MP and to anti-choice MPs to protest the motion
and ask them to vote against it
- Fun actions you
can do, such as knitting a uterus to send to Ottawa, or asking
Woodworth or other anti-choice MPs for advice about your
private female health issues (because they’re apparently the
- Facebook pages and
other websites organizing against the motion (become a
news and commentary about the motion
you very much for your support.