Saturday, May 10, 2014

NDP MP Niki Ashton Presents Motion Affirming Woman's Right to Choose Abortion

On May 8th, Niki Ashton presented the motion, which reads as follows:

That, in the opinion of this house, the right of women to choose abortion is at the heart of eqaulity and touches upon the the rights of the person, whether we be in Canada or in the rest of the world.
(My translation from the French).

Given that it's a private member's motion, we don't know when it will be voted on.

You think that, given that the majority of MP's support legal abortion, it would win.

That being said, many might abstain, or not want to vote for it in order not to upset voters.