by Wendy Turpin
Just before Question Period on April 28th, Ken Epp the MP who brought forward the Private Member’s proposed bill, Unborn Victim’s of Crime Act, stood and made the following statement: Mr. Speaker, I am really sad that the debate on my private member’s bill, Bill C-484, has been so focused lately on misrepresentation of the facts. This is a totally pro-choice bill in the true meaning of that phrase. . .Read More Here
Later during Question Period Johanne Deschamps, a BQ member, stood and queried the government on Bill C-484 and stated that: the National Assembly of Quebec, women’s groups and the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec are speaking out against Bill C-484 and more than 25,000 people have signed the petition on the specialists’ web site calling for the rejection of this bill that could reopen the debate on the recriminalization of abortion. . .Read More Here
As much as we would like the critics of this bill to go away, it seems to be getting some negative attention in Parliament as well as in the press. It will be very hard for people who are pro-abortion to accept the concept of Bill C-484, even though the so-called right to abort is not being infringed upon with it, because it confronts the issue of when life begins. If the bill is passed then the precedent will be set that Parliament agrees that a fetus is a person with full rights of protection and this has pro-abortion groups worried. As Christians, we need to take the high road and understand the spirit behind this fear mongering and pray that those who are against it would have the revelation that a fetus is truly more than a lump of flesh (another appendage within the body of a woman) and a living human being that deserves the right to be protected.
There are some practical things we can do, if we support the passage of this bill: 1) Keep praying until it is passed. 2) Faytene Kryskow of 4MyCanada has called for a national fast. You can check out the details and the reasons for the fast at her website . 3) Go to the Ken Epp website and sign the petition for the passage of the bill. 4) Spread the word amongst your friends about the seriousness of this bill and get them to sign the petition. 5) Contact your member of parliament and let them know how you feel. When writing, handwritten letters get a lot more attention so there are some great postcards at the 4MyCanada website. Just download and print them off then send them to your MP.