The vote of 181 to 1 for the Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill tabled by pro-life Conservative MP Fiona Bruce will now go to second reading in January.
Bruce tabled the bill in an effort to end confusion over the legal status of sex-selective abortion in the UK.
“It is a shame that this clarification is needed. Successive health ministers and even the Prime Minister have been very clear … that abortion for reasons of gender alone is illegal. The Prime Minister has described the practice as appalling but they are being ignored,” Bruce told the Commons.
It remains appallingly controversial in Canada to state in Parliament that killing female pre-born children simply because they are female is wrong.
Canada, we can learn something from the UK about human rights. Wake up and get with the times.