Epp’s Success

Canadian Unborn Victims of Violent Crime Bill Passes Second Reading

OTTAWA, March 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “This is a victory for Canadian women and children, for victims’ families, and indeed for all Canadians,” said MP Ken Epp, reacting to today’s vote in the House of Commons on his Private Members Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act.

Members of Parliament voted 147 to 132 in support of allowing the Bill to proceed to Committee Stage. “Since 72% of Canadians support this legislation, I will continue to work hard to persuade my Parliamentary Colleagues that I have no sinister motives, and that they should support the Bill at further stages,” Mr. Epp said. “Canadian women who choose to give birth when they are pregnant should not have to stand alone to protect the child within that they are eagerly awaiting.”

“I want to thank my Colleagues in the House today for doing the right thing, for standing up for pregnant women and the babies they want to protect from violence,” said Mr. Epp. “It is so encouraging to see the outpouring of support from thousands of Canadians right across the country who have urged their MPs to support this legislation, who have signed petitions, and who have spoken out in defense of pregnant women who have chosen life for their children.”

Mr. Epp continued, “In the midst of their grief, I hope Mary Talbot and Aydin Cocelli and others who have lost loved ones to this type of crime, can experience some measure of consolation today, knowing that many, many Canadians are united with them in the quest for justice for unborn victims of crime. Although justice will never be served for the crimes committed against their own family members, there is real hope today that other families in future will be spared the injustice of being told that the child they loved and wanted to live never even existed in the eyes of the law.”

Mr. Epp concluded, “I look forward to continuing to work with these families, with my Colleagues in the House from all parties, and with Canadians to move this cause forward in the weeks and months ahead.”

FOR:

Abbott
Ablonczy
Albrecht
Allen
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Arthur
Baird
Batters
Benoit
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Bonin
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannis
Carrie
Casson
Chan
Chong
Clement
Comuzzi
Cullen (Etobicoke North)
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dhaliwal
Doyle
Dykstra
Emerson
Epp
Fast
Finley
Fitzpatrick
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guarnieri
Guergis
Hanger
Harper
Harris
Harvey
Hawn
Hearn
Hiebert
Hill
Hinton
Hubbard
Jaffer
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Karygiannis
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret’s)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Khan
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Lee
Lemieux
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacAulay
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Malhi
Maloney
Manning
Mark
Mayes
McGuire
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McTeague
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Mills
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Nicholson
Norlock
Obhrai
Oda
Pacetti
Paradis
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Reid
Richardson
Ritz
Scarpaleggia
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shipley
Simard
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
St. Amand
Stanton
Steckle
Stoffer
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Szabo
Thibault (West Nova)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Tilson
Toews
Tonks
Trost
Tweed
Valley
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Wallace
Wappel
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Williams
Wrzesnewskyj
Yelich

AGAINST:

Alghabra
André
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Barbot
Barnes
Beaumier
Bélanger
Bell (Vancouver Island North)
Bell (North Vancouver)
Bellavance
Bennett
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bigras
Black
Blais
Bonsant
Boshcoff
Bouchard
Boucher
Bourgeois
Brison
Brown (Oakville)
Brunelle
Cannon (Pontiac)
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Comartin
Cotler
Crête
Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley)
Cuzner
D’Amours
Davies
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Dewar
Dhalla
Dryden
Duceppe
Easter
Faille
Folco
Freeman
Fry
Gagnon
Godfrey
Godin
Goodale
Gravel
Guay
Guimond
Holland
Ignatieff
Jennings
Kadis
Keeper
Kotto
Laforest
Laframboise
Lavallée
Layton
LeBlanc
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Lussier
Malo
Marleau
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Matthews
McCallum
McDonough
McGuinty
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Minna
Mourani
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Nadeau
Nash
Neville
O’Connor
Ouellet
Paquette
Patry
Pearson
Perron
Picard
Plamondon
Priddy
Proulx
Ratansi
Redman
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savage
Savoie
Scott
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simms
St-Cyr
St-Hilaire
St. Denis
Telegdi
Temelkovski
Thi Lac
Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Turner
Verner
Vincent
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilson

8 thoughts on “Epp’s Success

  1. Wait a second From continuously reading your blog, I thought Harper and the Conservative …Party were NOT pro-life..only throwing the occasional meager scraps as socons (like the bill to reinstate the traditional definition of marriage) to keep us on the hook. I’m I missing something here Mr. Pacheco or is this whole thing some sort of fluke to fool us again?

  2. You would be correct. Until now, they have not demonstrated any sort of reasonableness on the issue.

    Maybe this was a tactical thing on their part or maybe it’s just a bone for us to chew on.

  3. Ah…okay..another tactical maneuver to fool socons..Epp has allowed Harper to pull another fast one in the PR battle against socons..well, I reckon Harper can keep socons reasonably satisfied for supporting this at least until the next election. Mission accomplished for the Conservative Party.

  4. John, you oughta send a letter to Ken Epp. Instead of congratulating him for bring in a piece of legislation that respects human life, you should condemn his bill in no uncertain terms for giving huge cover for Harper’s lack of a pro-life agenda.

  5. In my opinion, we need to applaud small steps when we get them. If we are ALWAYS critical, then the politicians who we criticize will rightly believe that our complaints are against them personally rather than substantive.

    We need to cheer when good things are done and complain when they are not. Carot and stick.

  6. JS this BILL C 484 has only passed second reading 147 to 133 and still has a huge way to go to pass final reading and become law.

    Many more liberal-minded MP’s have to change their minds to make this BILL C 484 LAW in Canada.

    Not all conservative MP’s are what the name imlpys some are liberal-minded , but they seem to be a minority and are confronted with the truth in love when I see them , and they don’t like it one bit, one has to have the verifiable truth and know how to pesent it. This takes effort.

    These liberal-minded men and women wind bags don’t like it but so what. We are supposed to be the people of God and be full of grace and truth. The Darwinian Humanists should be able to know who we are by our Godly love and change their minds.

    Many in our churches have to change their mind and come over to our side too. Many Former liberal-minded Prime Ministers and present MP’s who “claim” to be Roman Catholics in our churches are not confronted at church by anyone except one or two! This is no time for WHIMPS! Don’t forget you are trying to get people to change their minds and you do this gently with verifiable facts.

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