Here is Jeffrey Watson's voting record relating to life and family issues:
|Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision||Vote||Score|
|Motion 312: Studying Canada's 400 Year Old Definition of Human Being
Motion 312 (sponsored by MP Stephen Woodworth) called for parliament to review Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth.
|Bill C-510, to protect pregnant women from coercion to abort
This private member's bill by Conservative MP Rod Bruinooge, also called Roxanne's Law, was a common sense bill to protect women and their unborn children from coercion to abort. Abortion coercion by boyfriends, husbands, relatives and even physicians is very common in Canada. Unfortunately, the bill was defeated in 2nd reading by a vote of 97 to 178. [December 15, 2010]
|Bill C-384, Legalize euthanasia & assisted suicide
A horrible bill that would have given doctors permission to kill people who are seriously ill but not dying and who in fact, have a treatable condition. Doctors would also have been permitted to kill people suffering with treatable chronic depression. This bill was defeated on second reading, 59 votes in favour to 228 votes Against.
[Apr 21, 2010]
|Survey on awarding Order of Canada to Henry Morgentaler
Do you agree with awarding the Order of Canada to abortionist Henry Morgentaler? (July 2008)
|C-484, Unborn victims of Crime Act
Common sense legislation that would allow criminal charges to be laid in the death or injury of an unborn child when the childs mother is the victim of violent crime. This cannot be considered a "pro-life" bill because it specifically excludes deliberate acts of abortion by the woman. Nonetheless, it is a good "pro-family" bill because it protects women and their wanted children from violent crime. (Mar5/08)
|Motion 12, Re-open debate on definition of marriage
|C-313, Age of Consent child protection bill
Raised the age of consent for sex from 14 to 16 [Sep 28, 2005]
|M-221, child protection motion
To raise the age of consent for sex from 14 to 16 [Sep 28, 2005]
|C-38, A bill to abolish the true definition of marriage
[June 28, 2005]
|Bill C389, 3rd reading of the "Transsexual Bathroom Bill"
This radical bill sought to add "gender identity" and "gender expression" to the Human Rights Act and Criminal Code. If passed, the bill would've endangered women and children by creating a legal right for men who "identify" as the opposite sex, to use female public washrooms. Male sexual predators or peeping toms would have certainly used this as an opening to enter the girl's washroom. It is unconscionable for legislators to put women and children in such a compromising position. It would also create a legal nightmare for businesses that would be required to allow staff to cross-dress in the work place. Furthermore, this would harm youth by cooperating with mental illness and encouraging sexually-confused young men to perceive themselves as women, and vice versa. It will also open the door for radical activists to insist that transsexualism must be inserted in school curriculum and taught in classrooms as something that is normal, natural and healthy. This bill passed final reading in House of Commons by a 143-135 vote on February 9, 2011, but then, thankfully, died in the Senate when a federal election was called.
Here are quotes from Jeffrey Watson on various life and family issues:
On honouring arch-abortionist Henry Morgentaler with the Order of Canada: "This decision dishonours both our nation and the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada should be bestowed on those who seek to save and value life not on those who promote a culture of death." [LifeSiteNews.com, Jul. 8, 2008]
On choosing Life & adoption over abortion: "To my birth mother, wherever she is, thank you for choosing life. And to my adoptive parents, thanks for giving me a home." [Address to the National March for Life, May 13, 2005]
On being Pro-Life: "And most folks in these parts know, after three years as their MP, I am a Christian. And I dont mean that in just a traditional values or Im pro-life, pro-traditional marriage kind of way. Rather, that my faith is central to my desire to serve. It allows me to stand up on parliament hill and join like-minded Canadians and as an adopted child in saying I believe all life has dignity." [JeffWatsonmp.com, on Being Pro-Life, April 2, 2007]
Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Jeffrey Watson on 2008.
|Do you believe that life begins at conception (fertilization)?||Yes|
|If elected, will you support measures to introduce and pass a law to protect every unborn child from the time of conception (fertilization) onward?||Yes|
|Are there any circumstances under which you believe a woman should have access to abortion? (note: Medical treatments to save the life of a mother and which result in the UNINTENDED death of her unborn child, are NOT abortions. Eg. in case of tubal pregnancy or cervical cancer)||No|
|If elected, will you support legislative or regulatory measures to explicitly exclude abortion as an insured health service under the Canada Health Act?||Yes|
|If elected, will you oppose any legislative or regulatory measures designed to permit the deliberate euthanasia of a human being or designed to permit "doctor-assisted suicide"?||no response|
|If elected, will you oppose any legislative or regulatory measures designed to permit the deliberate killing (euthanasia) of a human being regardless of age, state of health, or "anticipated quality of life" or designed to permit "doctor-assisted suicide"?||Yes|
|If elected will you actively work to defeat any legislation which permits the deliberate killing, directly or indirectly, of the terminally illl, the handicapped newborn, the terminally ill, and all vulnerable persons, regardless of age and anticipated quality of life?||Yes|
|If elected, will you support legislative or regulatory measures that would prohibit the dispensing of abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals?||Yes|
|If elected, will you support legislative or regulatory measures to prohibit experimentation upon human embryos, at every stage of development?||Yes|
|If elected, will you vote for measures that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others?||Yes|
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