Good Morning Ms. HillHere is my reply.
The Motion sets out instructions to the Committee, which will then direct the study. You will see that the Motion poses medical and legal questions. My expectation is that, the Committee would hear from experts in medical fields who might describe the development of a child before birth, including cellular biology, fetology, anatomy, genetics, neurology, neo-natal medicine, surgical medicine, etc. I’m not in a position to propose witnesses at this time, but hope the Committee will seek my input when it is appropriate. There have been significant advances in these fields in the last thirty years, not to mention the last 400 years. Rather than suppressing or avoiding modern information about a key human rights issue. I hope Members of Parliament will embrace it. If Motion 312 passes, the only result will be to better inform Canadians.
Thank you for your keen interest. I hope you will agree with me that every human being should be recognized as such in Canadian law.
Member of Parliament
Mr Woodworth,Here's the relevant section of M312 in all its semantically twisted glory.
Thank you for your prompt reply.
Unfortunately, it does not answer my question.
I am baffled by the assertion that you are 'not in a position to propose witnesses' yet imply that you have important 'input' to offer.
In preparation for your motion, did you not research potential witnesses? You list some fields, but no individuals or even institutions. Are the needed experts available? Willing? Canadian?
You say there have been 'significant advances'. How do you know that? What source persuaded you that this is an issue of vital importance?
It seems to me that there are two possible reasons for your position. Either you are refusing to reveal the experts you have identified. Or, you have not done the research and are proposing to waste everyone's time and Parliament's resources on a whim.
Is there another reason Canadians and their MPs are not to be told which experts might be invited before we and they decide whether to host this party?
that the special committee present its final report to the House of Commons within 10 months after the adoption of this motion with answers to the following questions,The only people who could answer these bogus questions are prebornchildologists.
(i) what medical evidence exists to demonstrate that a child is or is not a human being before the moment of complete birth?,
(ii) is the preponderance of medical evidence consistent with the declaration in Subsection 223(1) that a child is only a human being at the moment of complete birth?,
(iii) what are the legal impact and consequences of Subsection 223(1) on the fundamental human rights of a child before the moment of complete birth?,
(iv) what are the options available to Parliament in the exercise of its legislative authority in accordance with the Constitution and decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada to affirm, amend, or replace Subsection 223(1)?