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Stephen Woodworth MP – Speaking in KW in March

Stephen Woodworth (MP Kitchener-Centre) will speak about his Motion 312, which calls for an investigation of Canada’s outdated personhood law (Criminal Code Section 223) in relation to current scientific evidence.

Call KW Right to Life at 519-746-LIFE (5433) if you need more information.

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Petition in Support of Motion 312

Here is Stephen Woodworth’s petition.

The more official print version of the Petition in Support of Motion 312 [PDF] can be printed out. Acquire 25 signatures with the signers’ city and province. It can be submitted to your local Member of Parliament.

There is also a less official Online Petition in Support of Motion 312 [Web page] that can be easily spread among friends and family over the internet. Here is the link:

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Write your MP today

KW Right to Life expresses great hope and determination to support the motion of Stephen Woodworth MP (Kitchener Centre). An old Law 223(1) that states a child is not a person until the moment of complete birth and how that interpretation relates to current medical and scientific evidence needs to be examined.

We are under no illusion that there will be an immediate law to make abortion illegal, in particular the first trimester, however this motion sets a precedent for getting to the fundamental principle of whether or not a preborn child is a person that has implications for the protection of life beyond the womb.

We encourage supporters to write the Prime Minister at [email protected] and their local MP’s, [email protected] and [email protected] to vote in favour of the motion this coming June. Discussion for the motion begins in March and again in June before the vote. Please thank Stephen Woodworth, [email protected] for this much needed motion.

If it passes, the task will be finding proof that indeed the child in the womb should have rightful claim to personhood. We pray. We act.

Jane Richard
KW Right to Life President

Letters News

Pro-Life Coverage in The Record

Here is some of the positive exposure to the pro-life cause in The Record:

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Letter from CWL President Mary Alice Zister

February 2012

My mother used to tell about a young man who became a priest. She knew his great- grandmother who had a baby out of wedlock.  Mom mused that had her friend had an abortion at her lowest moment that young priest, his grandparents, parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins would never have been born. That young priest now has a cousin who also became a priest from the same line.

Since 1970 3.5 million babies have been aborted.  What a great blow to two generations. Who is missing? We will never know.

And now we have the opportunity to support a debate on the issue of when life begins.

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Call to Action from William Zister

In these difficult economic times I am convinced we would be much better off without abortion. We would have more people and more jobs would be needed, more people to do those jobs, more people to pay taxes and to contribute to society as a whole. There would likely be a lot less unemployment. We have tampered with the balance of nature and the economy and with God’s gift of life and are suffering the consequences.

We have lost generations of people, workers, scientists, educators, etc. There is nothing more wonderful in this world than holding a new life in one’s arms. Why are we afraid of them?

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Letter to Editor from Chris Howell

Published on February 7, 2012 in The Record

I am astounded by a country that says a child is not a person until they’re born. The whole issue really hit home on Jan. 22 when I helped deliver my baby girl.

Holding her just out of my wife’s womb, she was the most perfect, most innocent, life-sustaining person I’ve ever seen. However, according to the laws of this country that I love and have served and would lay my life down for in an instant, had my baby girl been allowed to continue to full term she would not have been a person.

I have to ask why this is. The doctors and medical staff at Grand River Hospital clearly felt that she was capable of breathing and sustaining life on her own. Otherwise it would have been reckless of them to induce labour.

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Letter from Christine Runstedtler to Prime Minister Harper

Dear Mr. Harper

I strongly support Mr. Woodworth’s initiative regarding the personhood law, Section 223 (1), given current medical and scientific research.

It is indeed telling that even the old law still on the books refers to the child’s becoming a human being. This is reminiscent of slaves’ being recognized as human beings in the nineteenth century and of Canadian women’s being similarly recognized in the twentieth.

I have a bright, healthy, five-year-old niece who had to be delivered at barely seven months’ gestation because she was in imminent danger of death. Even after delivery, she was given only a ten percent chance of living. No one ever referred to her as a fetus.