From CBC yesterday afternoon:
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.
But look at this:
Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper had opposed the motion and voted against it, some members of his cabinet voted in favour. Those included Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, Public Works and Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose, government House leader Peter Van Loan, International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino, Trade Minister Ed Fast, Intergovernmental Affairs Peter Penashue, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, and National Revenue Minister Gail Shea.
Story here. So the status of women minister voted for a motion that could have led to restrictions on women’s rights. It’s been a while since I’ve been surprised by how awful this government’s MPs tend to be, but this surprised me. The Conservatives are so stupid and horrible.