PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED

  

    Whereas:

    

      

        Sex selection abortion is legal as Canada has no legal restrictions on abortion;

        Sex selective abortion is antithetical to our commitment to equality between men and women;

        A 2019 DART & Maru/Blue poll, conducted for the National Post, showed that 84% of Canadians believe it should be illegal to have an abortion if the family does not want the child to be a certain sex;

        International organizations including the World Health Organization, United Nations Women, and United Nations Children's Fund have identified unequal sex ratios at birth as a growing problem internationally;

        Canada's health care profession recognizes sex selection as a problem.

      

    

    Therefore, we the undersigned citizens of Canada call upon the House of Commons to pass a Criminal Code prohibition of sex selective abortion.