O’Toole will vote in opposition to MP’s non-public member’s invoice on sex-selective abortion

Conservative Get together chief Erin O’Toole says he’ll vote in opposition to a private member’s bill from a member of his caucus which may effectively maybe type it a jail offence for a scientific practitioner to blueprint an abortion completely on the grounds of the intercourse of the fetus.

Conservative Chief Erin O’Toole says he’ll vote in opposition to a bill launched by a member of his celebration that might effectively maybe maybe type performing a sex-selective abortion a jail offence. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Conservative Chief Erin O’Toole says he’ll vote in opposition to a private member’s bill launched by a Conservative MP which may effectively maybe type performing a sex-selective abortion a jail offence.

“As I am legitimate-resolution, and I can be balloting by distinction inside most member’s bill,” he steered a recordsdata convention in Ottawa Monday morning. “I may repeatedly as prime minister protect the rights — the human rights — of all Canadians to type this determination for themselves. I have been crystal certain on that and must be as prime minister.”

O’Toole did not utter whether or not he would inform his critics to vote in opposition to Bill C-233, additionally is called the “Intercourse-selective Abortion Act,” which may effectively maybe type it a jail offence for a scientific practitioner to blueprint an abortion completely on the grounds of the intercourse of the fetus.

WATCH | O’Toole will vote in opposition to Conservative MP’s inside most member’s bill on abortion

Conservative Chief Erin O’Toole held a recordsdata convention on the identical time that MP Cathy Wagantall grew to become outlining her bill on sex-selective abortions to reporters. 1: 19

Cathay Wagantall, Conservative MP for the Yorkton-Melville utilizing in Saskatchewan, launched the bill. It went by first learning throughout the Residence of Commons in February 2020 and people are process to debate the bill Wednesday.

At a separate recordsdata convention this morning, Wagantall stated she launched the bill due to an absence of legal guidelines on sex-selective abortion.

“Above all, I am bringing this bill ahead in defence of pre-born Canadian girls and boys who’re aborted merely due to their intercourse,” she stated. “My bill addresses inequality between the sexes on the earliest phases of life.”

WATCH | Saskatchewan Conservative MP reacts to O’Toole opposing her push to ban sex-selective abortion 

Cathay Wagantall stated she respects Conservative Chief Erin O’Toole’s determination to vote in opposition to her inside most member’s bill on banning sex-selective abortion. 0: 52

Requested about O’Toole’s suggestions, Wagantall stated she revered his process to vote in opposition to the bill. 

“I like my chief’s alternative to type his decision as mighty as I achieve mine,” she stated.

Whereas Wagantall acknowledged {that a} majority of Canadians are in favour of affirming entry to abortion, she stated that consensus doesn’t lengthen to sex-selective abortion.

She cited a 2019 Breeze & Maru/Blue poll, which reported that 84 per cent of Canadians oppose abortions performed on the inspiration of an unborn kid’s intercourse.

An Angus-Reid ballotfrom 2012 reported that 60 per cent of Canadians would seize to acknowledge legal guidelines on sex-selective abortion.

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