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NEWS RELEASE · 13th March 2012
Priests For Life
On February 6, 2012, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, Stephen Woodworth, filed Motion #312 with the Clerk of the House of Commons to ask Parliament to form a special Committee to study Canada’s 400 year old definition of "human being" and report back to the House on the medical evidence it finds and on options to deal with this archaic law. If passed, this motion may lead to some form of recognition that the preborn child is indeed a "human being" and may deserve some protection under the law.

"It's time for Canada Parliament to give recognition to the preborn child. At present, the preborn child has no recognition under Canadian law as a "human being" or as a "person". Over three hundred preborn children lose their lives each day in Canada due to this lack of recognition. This motion, if passed, could change that", says Fr. Tom Lynch, National Director of Priests for Life Canada. "We applaud MP, Stephen Woodworth, for bringing this Motion forward".

In support of this effort, Priests for Life Canada released a 50-minute audio interview with Mr. Woodworth on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The interview, conducted by Fr. Tom Lynch, National Director of Priests for Life Canada, and Fr. John Lemire, Chairman, can be accessed at The website also contains additional resources on this Motion, including a sample petition which can be downloaded in either English or French. Additionally, a free CD copy of the interview is available by calling Priests for Life Canada at 1-888-300-2007.
Women fighting back...
Comment by Karen Dedosenco on 13th March 2012
"In Oklahoma, female lawmaker Constance Johnson tacked an amendment to a personhood bill stating that,“…any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.”"

Please don't try to distract...
Comment by MaggieJo Johnson on 13th March 2012
We're not talking religion nor 3rd world here.

We're talking "redifinition" of the meaning of life.

Kindly refrain from trying to distract the subject at hand with other subjects.

(Psst... It's not working.)
1st hand, 3rd hand
Comment by Louisa on 13th March 2012
Someone else causing you harm is very different to something acted upon your body by your own hand.

We could criminalise self-harm, send all suicide attemptees to prison.

Oh yes, I forgot; civilised society in the West has tried to move on from allowing religious orthodoxy from prescribing penal law...

Maybe we should start focusing on the dire, unsafe and cruel conditions thousands of children are living in, right now, in Canada and the rest of the World, save our law making and chest beating to help them protect their rights, not taking away their mothers'.
Does need redefinition
Comment by MaggieJo Johnson on 13th March 2012
Simply from reading Louisa's comment about how she supports a woman's choice; yet if anyone ever harmed HER child within her womb she would consider a murderous charge?

Yup. We definitely need this redefined. Hands down.
don't need redefinition
Comment by Louisa on 13th March 2012
A human being doesn't need redefining. We already have laws that protect the unborn child, preventing late term elective abortions of children whom otherwise would be viable outside the mother's body past X number of weeks.

My children were beings the moment I knew they existed within me and if any third party had caused harm to my body to cause me to lose them, then I would consider them guilty of murdering my child at any stage, whether the law did or not. But this is where the line should not be crossed; the mother, herself, is not just a vessel, and should she have cause (however it is assessed) to determine how her own pregnancy continues or does not, it is her body and therefore only her decision, else we flying close to returning to slavery where someone can make decisions over another's body; a form of ownership.

Carrying a child and giving birth is truly miraculous, but it should not be mandated under any circumstance, ever.

An interesting fact about rights of the unborn vs born
Comment by Atheists for Eternity on 13th March 2012
Priests have plenty of concern for human rights of a fetus kicking in the tummy, but if it's born gay, the same priests will condemn it to hell for eternity.