Thursday, August 16, 2012

Are Politicians Afraid to Discuss When Life Begins?

 Are Politicians Afraid to Discuss When Life Begins?
By Stephen J. Gray

“Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth's motion proposing that a parliamentary committee study the legal definition of when life begins got zero support from MPs who debated it Thursday.” [1]

Surely in a so-called “parliamentary democracy” any issue should be open for discussion. But it appears that discussing when human life begins is a no, no in the “house of democracy?” Why is this? The answer to that question is: If life begins at conception, and medical journals tell us this is so, then a huge number of politicians and others will be party to state sanctioned killing by abortion by supporting “choice.”  Many of them are known to parrot the banal slogan, “we believe in freedom of choice.” Their “choice” of course never describes the victim who is cut to pieces, killed by a saline solution or born alive and left to die if unwanted; because Canada, the “civilized country” has no law on abortion. The child in the womb can be slaughtered right up to the moment of birth. Then when it’s born, it magically becomes a human life. What was it before? A carrot, a turnip, an apple or an orange! Of course not, but hey, this is Canada where discussing the beginnings of life is taboo because killing by abortion is acceptable and human life is disposable.  Therefore, the issue must continue to be hidden from the light of truth.

"What have they to fear from the full flood of light? Why oppose a mere study?" [Stephen] Woodworth said.
"If you care about the truth you will courageously follow the facts wherever they lead. Canadians expect parliamentarians to embody that courage, that strength, that principled quest for the truth," he said. [1]

Truth has become a victim along with the unborn child in Canada. If truth prevailed the slaughtered victims of abortion would be on the front pages of daily newspapers in full bloody color. If truth prevailed in Canada the TV news would be showing the atrocities committed on these innocent victims murdered by abortion. If truth prevailed in Canada politicians and other professionals would condemn the barbarous practice of state sanctioned abortion. Instead we have hypocrisy and the refusal by those in power to act in an honourable and decent manner.

“Earlier in the day Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he will not support the [Woodworth] motion.” (CBC News of April 26, 2012.)

"In my case, I will be voting against the motion," Harper said. [1](emphasis added)
Is that a cowardly response from Stephen Harper? This is the same Mr. Harper who said this about a proposed oil pipeline.
“The only way that governments can handle controversial projects of this manner is to ensure that things are evaluated on an independent basis scientifically,…” [2]
Yet, there is scientific and medical evidence that life begins at conception, but Mr. Harper does not want to discuss the issue, not even “scientifically?”  Are pipelines more important than human life to Mr. Harper?

Stephen Harper is not the only political leader to be against Mr. Woodworth’s motion.
The CBC News of April 26, 2012, stated: “Harper was asked during question period by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair why he was allowing Woodworth and other members of his caucus to reopen the debate on abortion.”[1] (emphasis added)
The CBC news of April 26, 2012 also stated:
“NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said no one in his caucus supports the motion but he plans to whip the vote, or force his MPs to vote along party lines.
"We're resolutely in favour of women's right to choose, so it's very clear for us, and we are absolutely opposed to this motion of Mr. Woodworth," he said.” [1A]

It would appear that killing by abortion is a closed subject and must not be reopened.  Why is this? Surely, any issue should be open for debate as more knowledge on the subject becomes known? But no, as I said earlier discussion on abortion is forbidden and the slaughter must continue and the truth on the beginning of human life must not be discussed. So much for free speech in Canada and the practice of democracy by a party that calls itself “democratic.”

Anyway Stephen Woodworth’s Motion 312, according to the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) is “coming up for a second round of debate on Sept 21 and a vote on Sept 26.” [3] It will be interesting to see how many MPs have the courage to vote in favour of Motion 312. After all, what could be wrong with finding out the truth of when life begins?  For as conservative M.P. Jason Kenney was quoted as saying while introducing Harper to, “Partisan supporters” in Mississauga, Ontario.
“We as Canadians have a special vocation, a special responsibility, to speak truth to power. To be a voice for the voiceless,...”[4] Jason Kenney

So will MPs have the courage to be a voice for the voiceless” on Motion 312, or will they continue to ignore the truth that life begins at conception and hide and cower from their responsibilities to protect the helpless innocents slaughtered by abortionists?

Stephen J. Gray
August 16, 2012.


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