From a Socon or Bust reader who submitted this letter to Maclean’s:
RE: The conservative stance on abortion you didn’t know about,
Maclean’s, May 14, 2012, p. 4-5
It would seem that all of the arguments being put forward against MP Stephen Woodworth’s motion proposing a re-examination of the definition of what constitutes a human being, are political in nature. I have yet to hear a reasoned argument against the motion itself, i.e. providing solid evidence that an unborn child is not indeed a human being.
What if it turns out that we are right now denying the most basic of human rights to certain members of our society? We’ve been wrong in the past regarding similar assumptions that in the mainstream were taken as a given; women, for instance, were not considered persons under Canadian law until 1929.
Only by putting aside the rhetoric and the slogans, and holding a full and honest debate, can we get to the bottom of important societal issues. Shame on our Parliament, and on Canada, should we lack the courage to do so.