Motion 312

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Motion 312 was a motion introduced to the Parliament of Canada by Stephen Woodworth, MP for Kitchener Centre, in 2012.

M-312 called for the formation of a committee "to review the declaration in Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth".[1]

Reception[edit]

Support[edit]

Groups opposing legal abortion, such as the Campaign Life Coalition, supported Motion 312.[citation needed]

Opposition[edit]

Groups supporting legal abortion, such as the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, opposed Motion 312.

Numerous labour unions in Canada opposed Motion 312. This includes the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)[2] and the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU).[3]

Results[edit]

Motion 312 was defeated with a vote of 203-91 against.[4]

Choice             Total
Conservative NDP Liberal Bloc Québécois Green Independent
N Nays 74 96 28 3 1 1 203
Yeas 86 0 4 0 0 1 91
No vote 2 4 3 1 0 0 10
Grand total   162 100 35 4 1 2 305

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vote No. 466". House of Commons Chamber Business. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Women’s rights upheld, M312 defeated". Canadian Union of Public Employees. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Rally: Stand up for women’s right to choose - Oppose Motion M-312". Telecommunications Workers Union. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Motion 312: How MPs And Ministers Voted". The Huffington Post Canada. Retrieved 2012-10-02.