As Walter Flathen expressed in his letter in The Daily Courier dated Dec 31, I too am proud of the "MPs who just won't let the abortion issue rest."
This includes Ron Cannan, but not Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
In Canada, we have no laws regarding abortions. This puts us in the same company as North Korea.
More civilized countries have abortion laws.
The Supreme Court has declared that government has every right to make such laws, but so far none are being proposed.
A recent private member's bill attempting just to start a dialogue on whether a child in the womb is a person failed in the House of Commons.
As I understand how it now stands, in Canada, a child in the womb only becomes a person and a human being when it starts breathing.
It therefore seems possible that if the attending personnel at a birth opt to prevent the newborn from breathing, that no law is being broken.
I wonder how often this occurs? Would this really be that much different than performing an abortion in the third trimester?