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432-00507 (Health)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED

We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following: That, all human life should be regarded with great respect, from conception to natural death.

Therefore we, the undersigned request the Canadian Parliament and Government to: Support measures which protect human life.

Response by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Signed by (Minister or Parliamentary Secretary): The Honourable David Lametti

The Government supports women’s right to choose. In its 1988 Morgentaler decision, which struck down section 287 of the Criminal Code, the Supreme Court of Canada held that forcing a woman, by threat of criminal sanction, to carry a fetus to term was a profound interference with her right to life, liberty and security of the person (section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms). This Government is committed to upholding all the rights enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including section 7.

All women in Canada have the right to safe and consistent access to reproductive health services and our government will always support that. We hope that all political parties will stand up for the rights of women and girls here at home and around the world, including their reproductive rights.

Presented to the House of Commons
Arnold Viersen (Peace River—Westlock)
February 16, 2021 (Petition No. 432-00507)
Government response tabled
April 12, 2021
Photo - Arnold Viersen
Peace River—Westlock
Conservative Caucus
Alberta

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