Parliament’s vote on Motion 312 took place on September 26, 2012.
Although it was defeated, 91 members voted in favour of re-examining Canada’s legal definition of human being. (The current law does not recognize children before birth as human beings, and gives no reason for this distinction.)
All Party leaders—including the Prime Minister—opposed the motion.
When we asked our MPs to vote in favour of M-312, we promised we would stand behind them. Since this motion has been framed (erroneously) as an attack on women’s rights, in many cases the MPs who stood in favour of it did so at the expense of their own popularity.
Please take a moment to send a note of support to the MPs—especially Cabinet Ministers—who voted “yes” to this common-sense motion. Copy it to the leader of the member’s Party.
Tell them you will continue to press Parliament to address this important issue of justice. Inalienable human rights belong to every biological human being, and must never be revoked by the State.
Below is a list of all MPs who supported Motion 312. Full contact information for all MPs can be found here.
Conservative (copy to Prime Minister Stephen Harper)
Peter Van Loan
Dean Del Mastro
Richard M. Harris
Tilly O’Neill Gordon
Dave Van Kesteren
Liberal (copy to Liberal Leader Bob Rae)