Posted by: adventlife | June 29, 2012

Canadian gynecologists oppose motion to determine when life begins, by Katie Craine

[The following article is significant for Adventist because leading representatives of the SDA Church have defended the irrational position that human life begins at birth. Others have affirmed that the church has decided that we don’t really know when human life begins. If you are surprised by this, I suggest you take the time to watch the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jROOYaYQV2Q&feature=player_detailpage]

OTTAWA,Ontario, June 25, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) said in a position statement released last month that they are “troubled” by a private members motion that seeks to determine when human life begins.

Motion 312, proposed by Conservative MP Steven Woodworth, seeks a re-examination of section 223 of the Criminal Code, which states that a child only becomes a “human being” once he or she has fully proceeded from the womb. If passed, Parliament would set up a special committee to consider the medical evidence relating to the humanity of the unborn child.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada represents over 3,800 health-care professionals including gynaecologists, obstetricians, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and other health professionals.

The SOGC says it is concerned that if the motion passed it “would challenge and change the fundamental principle of women’s autonomy.”

“Current law makes it clear that a woman and her foetus in utero are treated legally as one person, not two,” the SOGC observes, expressing concern that if the motion passes it would “suggest that a pregnant woman serves as a mere carrier for another person with full legal rights” and that her “interests, needs, or choices” would be considered second to those of the unborn child.

The SOGC also expressed concern that the motion might restrict “women’s reproductive and sexual rights and decision-making.”

They call the motion a “‘one-size-fits-all’ legislation” that doesn’t take into account all the different situations of individual women.

Woodworth has argued that his motion is simply a response to the advances of science in the past decades which prove beyond a doubt that the unborn child is human, thereby calling into question the validity of section 223 of the Criminal Code.

“There might be some people who can convince themselves that a child magically transforms into a human being when their little toe pops out of the birth canal,” he told reporters while announcing his motion earlier this year. “However, I’ve concluded that modern medical science will inform us that children are in reality human beings at some point before the moment of complete birth.”

Woodworth’s motion does not itself propose a change in Canada’s law, which permits abortion up to birth without legal restriction. Instead it proposes that committee members examine the medical evidence relating to the unborn child, and produce a report outlining the options available to Parliament “to affirm, amend, or replace Subsection 223(1).” More: ===>

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  1. This establishes with out a doubt the evil penetration of political correctness and the way that it renders anything absolute as repulsive. The very idea of being scientific comes under attack when the empirical is a taboo. How clever that life’s beginning point itself can be indeterminate. The very reason that it becomes taboo is directly relative to the missing link of accounting to accountability. Apparently when we would rather not know something (like the TRUTH?) because it may make a requirement of us that we would just as soon disregard. What an expose of stupidity being rendered by those who are supposedly the most educated. Its almost unbelievable.
    Political Correctness is in fact the inherent result of evolutionary theory that would that life is simply a result of time itself. How then can time be so irrelevant if we can see with our very eyes its beginning in the womb? Apparently “correctness” has replaced truth. Church and state has melded. Its so much easier to remove life when it isn’t even seen as life. Think about where this will go now that the preposterous “health care” bill has been upheld up by the pc pawns in the supreme court. These are very frightening
    times.
    Gary Kimes

  2. Gary & Roxene,

    I am amazed at the eloquence you people have exhibited in your comments. Evidently, the Lord has granted you a double portion of his Spirit.

    Nic


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