Good commentary on what this motion means from Kelly McParland in the National Post.
The impossibility of the situation is self-evident. “One does not magically transform from a non-human entity into a human being when one’s little toe pops out of the birth canal,” says Woodworth. Also obvious is the hidden agenda – which may not be Stephen Harper’s but is certainly Stephen Woodworth’s. Once it’s admitted that somewhere along the line a fertilized egg becomes human, it falls on the proper authorities — medical, political and legal — to establish when that moment is, and what to do about it. Ignoring it is no longer an option, since a human life is now involved. That’s why defenders of the status quo, such as NDP justice critic Francoise Boivin, are dead set against the question even being asked.
Meanwhile, Stephen Woodworth has sent out a press release asking people to make their views known with their MPs. More information about how to do so can be found on his web site.by