NDP WANTS BILL C-484 referred to status of women committee

Monday, July 26 2010

OTTAWA - NDP Status of Women Critic Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) is seeking to move Bill C-484 from the dysfunctional Justice Committee to the Status of Women Committee.

"Bill C-484 should be referred to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women," said Mathyssen. "This bill has many implications for women and I believe that the Women's committee is the best place to ensure these perspectives are taken into account."

The NDP, along with numerous women's organizations, believe that Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime Act, will have significant repercussions on Canada's criminal code and could lead to restrictions on abortion in Canada.

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