Abor­tion; Jean Rousseau Voted Against Con­ser­va­tive Mo­tion

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

New Demo­crat MP Jean Rousseau (Compton-Stanstead) voted against mo­tion M-312 to re­open the abor­tion de­bate, yes­ter­day in the House of Com­mons.

All New Demo­crat MPs re­jected the back­ward mo­tion. “I am proud to stand along­side women in the fight for equal­ity for all,” said Rousseau.

Mo­tion M-312 called for the cre­ation of a spe­cial House of Com­mons com­mit­tee to study the def­i­ni­tion of hu­man be­ing in the Crim­i­nal Code, which is an un­der­handed way of re­open­ing the abor­tion de­bate. New Democrats have al­ways fought for gen­der equal­ity and con­stantly de­fended women’s right to abor­tion.

91 MPs, in­clud­ing the Min­is­ter for the Sta­tus of Women Rona Ambrose, sup­ported the mo­tion.

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