Bill to ban sex-selective abortion finds support in B.C.
Three politicians, dozens of volunteers, and thousands of small pink flags made a public stand against sex-selective abortion over the weekend.
Cathay Wagantall, MP for Yorkton-Melville in Saskatchewan, introduced a private members’ bill in February that would prohibit abortions being performed on the basis of the sex of the unborn child, saying they disproportionately target females and perpetuate discrimination based on sex.
Wagantall visited Langley and Chilliwack Sept. 12 to join locals passionate about the issue at three outdoor displays.
“The pink flags are a visual and stark reminder that our country has a long way to go in defending the rights of women and girls, as well as equality between the sexes,” she said.