'Dehumanizes an entire class of people'

Stephen Woodworth’s motion on the definition of life will receive its second hour of debate on September 21.

Woodworth says he’s taken time over the summer to try to convince colleagues the Criminal Code “dehumanizes an entire class of people.” “I hope that I’ve influenced people, not only within our caucus, but in other parties too,” he said … Woodworth says he believes opposition to his motion is based on the fear that even considering whether children are human beings before complete birth could “cause some people to have second thoughts about our abortion practices.”

See previously: How many MPs will support Motion #312?

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