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Canadians Condemning Sex-Selective Abortion

Ending the discrimination of girls in the womb.

  • “"It is a human right not to be discriminated against under Canadian law. Gendercide is discrimination against females. I applaud MP Warawa for putting M-408 forward to raise awareness of this issue. I urge all Canadians to support it, to ensure the protection of girls."

    Joy Smith, MP (Kildonan-St. Paul)
  • “Canada is a leader in human rights around the world, and that is because we take action when atrocities, like gendercide, are committed. All parties in this House have condemned sex-selection.”

    Stella Ambler, MP (Mississauga South)
  • “We are calling on all Canadians to work together to end violence against women and girls, to send a message of acceptance that women are valued in Canada and to stop this discrimination, protect girls and support M-408.”

    Mark Warawa , MP (Langley)
  • "I think we need to work closely with women's groups who are speaking out about this issue in certain cultural communities, and ensure that people understand that girls and boys are equal under the law, that they are valuable and that in this society, we don't tolerate discrimination against girls and women."

    The Honourable Rona Ambrose, PC, MP (Spruce Grove)
  • "The Government of Canada is committed to helping prevent all forms of violence against women and girls." October 13, 2012

    The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
  • "We do not at all condone sex selection by pregnancy termination. And we oppose it vehemently."

    Dr. Michiel den Hof, spokesman for the SOGC and professor of fetal and maternal medicine.
  • "We totally condemn that ... it is unacceptable."

    Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq
  • "Sex selective abortion reflects the deep inequalities between men and women and “it has no place in our society.” They are calling for “education and support in order to combat that inequality.”

    NDP MP and Health Critic Libby Davies and MP Niki Ashton
  • An Environics poll found that 92% of Canadians oppose sex-selective abortion. September (2011).

    92% of Canadians