Alberta anti-choice advocates secretly supporting UCP candidates to influence legislation - 2019-02-07

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F94.png Alberta anti-choice advocates secretly supporting UCP candidates to influence legislation February 7, 2019, Claire Theobald, Toronto Star

EDMONTON—Pro-choice advocates are urging Alberta voters to grill candidates on access to women's health services after two anti-abortion groups have come out celebrating the nomination of a slate of aspiring, like-minded politicians poised to run in the 2019 provincial election under the United Conservative Party banner.

In recent months, a pair of anti-abortion groups, RightNow and The Wilberforce Project, have quietly emerged as a significant political force, successfully backing contenders whose names could soon appear on the ballot. But what remains murky is which candidates they're supporting — and whether the candidates would hold sway over UCP Leader Jason Kenney, who is openly anti-abortion, but has said he will not legislate abortion if elected.

"Alberta voters have a right to know what a candidate's views are," said Kathy Dawson, a board member with the Alberta Pro-Choice Coalition and the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada.

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