Stephen Woodworth (politician)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kitchener Centre
|Preceded by||Karen Redman|
January 5, 1954 |
|Political party||Conservative (2008-present), Liberal (1988)|
Life and career
Woodworth was born in Kitchener, Ontario. He attended Wilfrid Laurier University and then received a law degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the bar in 1979 and set up a legal practice in Waterloo, which moved in 1993 to Kitchener. He ran unsuccessfully in the 1988 federal election as a Liberal in the riding of Waterloo.
Prior to his election to parliament he served as a Catholic school board trustee from 1994 to 2003 in Kitchener.
A private members motion (Motion 312) introduced by Stephen Woodworth received a one hour debate on April 26, 2012, with a second hour of debate on September 21. The bill would create a special committee to examine the legal definition of when a fetus becomes a human being, though Woodworth conceded he is unlikely to get the support needed to move the initiative forward.
- Candidate profile from CBC.ca
- Harper, Tim (May 12, 2011). "Both sides on abortion debate search for Commons allies". Toronto Star. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
- Galloway, Gloria (December 21, 2011). "Tory call to revisit rights-of-unborn law fuels abortion debate". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
- "MPs denounce motion to study when life begins". CBC News. 26 April 2012.
- "Abortion debate to be held in House of Commons in April". Vancouver Province. 13 March 2012.
- Galloway, Gloria. "The Globe and Mail - Tory MP concedes ‘abortion’ motion lacks support". The Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
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