The controversial issue of abortion looks ripe to make its way back to the House of Commons this week with a motion tabled by a backbench Conservative MP.
Saskatchewan MP Ed Komarnicki’s motion M-590, tabled in the House earlier this year, will be debated for the first time Thursday evening.
The motion — “That, in the opinion of the House, all Members of Parliament should be allowed to vote freely on all matters of conscience” — is a kind of read between the lines scenario.
Nowhere within the text is there any reference to a woman’s right to choose, but Komarnicki is a regular attendee of the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally on Parliament Hill and has spoken out in favour of the government’s decision not to include funding for abortions in its international maternal and newborn health initiatives.
A representative from Komarnicki’s office in Ottawa said the MP would not be speaking to media about the motion until after Thursday’s debate, slotted for 5:30 p.m.
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