On September 27, 2012, Member of Parliament Mark Warawa introduced a Motion, M-408. The motion reads as follows: "That the House condemn discrimination against females occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination." That motion was defeated, but the issue remains.
Since the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its 1988 decision in R. v. Morgentaler, abortion has been legal in Canada through all nine months of pregnancy and for any reason, including sex-selection. A number of articles, linked below, explain how sex-selective abortion is having a grave impact all over the world, including Canada. This discrimination, directed primarily against baby girls, is unconscionable.
Motions like M-408 do not change the law on abortion in Canada. They will not prevent women and couples from seeking to abort their female babies. They are non-binding. But they will send a strong message to Canadians and citizens of the world that sex-selection is wrong. That to kill a baby because the family feels it is of the ‘wrong’ gender is wrong. That Canadians believe baby girls shouldn’t be discriminated against because of their gender.