Amendment to Limit Therapeutic Abortion

Mr. Don Blenkarn, (Mississauga South) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-216, an act to amend the Criminal Code (Protection of Innocent Human Life)

Some Hon. Members: Explain

Mr. Blankarn: Mr. Speaker, this Bill would limit the right to have a therapeutic abortion to circumstances involving the actual physical health of the mother. Abortions are being misused; they were not intended to be used as a method of birth control. Over 70 000 infant Canadians were murdered last year through improper abortions and this Bill is designed to limit that activity.
Motion agreed to, Bill read the first time and ordered to be printed.