Mr. Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, CPC)
Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions.
The first petition is from quite a number of people from across my province.
The petitioners draw attention to the fact that a CBC documentary revealed that ultrasounds were being used in Canada to tell the sex of an unborn child so expectant parents could choose to terminate that pregnancy if the unborn child was a girl. They remind us that 92% of Canadians believe sex-selective pregnancy termination should be illegal and that gendercide has created a global gender imbalance, resulting in violence and the human trafficking of girls. The three deadliest words in the world are “It's a girl”.
The petitioners therefore want members of Parliament to condemn discrimination against girls occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination.