Dear Editor:

In the U.S., the Republican party has been systematically passing bills that restrict womens reproductive choices.

Several states now have laws that restrict womens access to birth control, medical coverage for birth control, sex education in schools (abstinence-only curriculum), and access to abortion. Now this attack on women is in Canada.

Motion M-312 will be considered by Parliament at the end of April 2012, and voted on in late spring or early fall.

The motion poses a real danger to the rights of all pregnant women, and to womens equality rights in general.

The intent is to bestow legal personhood on fetuses in order to re-criminalize abortion.

If that were to happen, it would remove womens rights as full human beings, and possibly even criminalize their decision-making during pregnancy.

Please contact your Member of Parliament, David Wilks (David.wilks@parl.gc.ca), and let him know how you feel about this motion. Read. Write. Speak. Vote!

P. Cravens

Canal Flats