Opposition targets 'gendercide' abortion motion

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks to the media at the National Press Theater September 27, 2012, in...

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks to the media at the National Press Theater September 27, 2012, in Ottawa, Ontario. (QMI Agency/ANDRE FORGET)

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 4:59 PM ET

OTTAWA - Opposition parties are slamming a Tory backbencher's motion against sex-selective abortion as a cynical bid to re-open the abortion debate.

But Tory backbencher Mark Warawa argues it's about protecting girls from "the worst form of gender violence - gendercide."

The motion, tabled by the B.C. MP in September, reads: "That the House condemns discrimination against females occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination."


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