June 3, 2021 - Update on how Parliament voted
On June 2, 2021, Members of Parliament voted against Bill C-233 preventing it from moving on to the committee stage for further study. Introduced by Saskatchewan MP Cathay Wagantall, the bill would have prohibited physicians from knowingly performing sex selective abortions – a practice that is disproportionately used to target girls.
While the result is obviously disappointing, there is also reason for thankfulness. The vote in the House was 248 – 82, meaning a quarter of Parliamentarians supported it. While the Bloc, Liberal, and NDP parties unanimously opposed the bill, a full two-thirds of the Conservative caucus supported it, as well as Independent MP Derek Sloan.
Please contact your MP to either thank them for voting for Bill: C233 or to let them know that you are disappointed that they did not support the Bill.
May 31, 2021 - Click here to read the full debate on Bill C-233 that occurred on May 28th, 2021 in the House of Commons. Please note this was the last item of business so you must scroll to the bottom.
Pray that the conscience of the nation will continue to be awakened.
Continue to pray that abortion becomes unthinkable in Canada.
Pray a prayer of thanksgiving that a quarter of Parliamentarians supported this Bill. Pray that their courage becomes contagious.