This summer, Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave notice that Parliament would be prorogued and a new session would start in October. That means that all government legislation that had not passed was terminated. Unfortunately this included the age-of-consent bill that is disparately needed in this country. We need to encourage our MP's to reintroduce this legislation quickly. Unlike government bills, private member bills were spared. This means that a little-known bill dealing with abortion has been spared. Bill C-388, officially titled An Act to amend the Criminal Code (procuring a miscarriage after twenty weeks of gestation) is the first bill dealing with the subject of abortion since the Conservative government took office in January of 2006.
C-338 is a private member’s bill, introduced by Liberal MP Paul Steckle. If passed (which is unlikely for a private member’s bill) it would criminalize all abortions after 20 weeks gestation. The only exceptions would be if the mother’s life was at risk or if the abortion would “prevent severe pathological physical morbidity of the woman.” The bill has received first reading which means that there are a few more major hurdles that it would need to pass before coming law.
On December 4, 2012 the Quebec Court of Appeal released a shocking decision, one that has direct implications for Reformed education in Canada. ARPA Canada hopes to organize a legal response, to defend the parental responsibility to raise our children in the fear of God's name. Learn more.
Manitoba: Challenge Bill 18!
Manitoba is attempting to implement a problem-filled anti-bullying law that will impact independent schools too. Find legal talking points and three EasyMail letters here. Take action soon, while changes can be made.