November 22, 1979 (31st Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

Robin Mark Richardson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Robin Richardson (Beaches):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity under Standing Order 43. In view of the fact that since 1969, more than 400,000 therapeutic abortions have been performed in Canadian hospitals, and that last year alone there were more Canadian lives sacrificed by abortions than were lost in the Second World War, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Assiniboia (Mr. Gustafson):
That this House immediately debate the issue of abortion with a view to amending the Criminal Code of Canada to ensure that the innocent, unborn child receives the full protection of the law.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
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