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Woolly wombs: knitting group hopes to make reproductive point in Ottawa

Woolly wombs: knitting group hopes to make reproductive point in Ottawa
August 13, 2012 - 4:15 PM

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A southern Alberta women's group is hoping some woolly wombs will make a point with politicians in Ottawa.

Members of Womanspace in Lethbridge are asking that people crochet or knit copies of women's reproductive organs that will be sent to Parliament as part of a nationwide protest.

The advocacy group is concerned about a Tory MP's private member's motion that a committee be struck to re-examine when a fetus should be considered a human being.

Women's groups say that would reignite a national debate on abortion that could eventually make it illegal.

Womanspace spokeswoman Jenn Prosser says it's important that politicians know any changes to women's reproductive rights won't be tolerated.

The motion hasn't been voted on yet.

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