Author’s Note: This piece was originally written on Oct. 10, 2012 for a segment on my CKUT radio program in Montreal. It appears here in a modified format. You can hear the original radio segment HERE.
The most recent re-ignition of the abortion “debate” in Canada arguably began in April of 2012 with the unveiling of the members motion we now know as Bill M-312. If passed, the motion, written and sponsored by Stephen Woodworth, the lawyer and Conservative MP for Kitchener Centre, would have opened a discussion to determine the moment when a fetus becomes a human being. According Mr. Woodworth, the “law” currently states that a fetus is not a person until, as he phrases it, “the moment of complete birth”.