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