Andrew Scheer's Careful Word Choices Irk Anti-Abortion Activist - 2019-08-30
Scheer is only one voting member of caucus, she said, and there are 338 MPs. "As long as he upholds that promise [to allow backbenchers to introduce legislation], then we are totally OK with that and we will continue on with our work," she said.
Right Now is actively working to elect Conservative candidates who support anti-abortion policies. Golob said her non-partisan group is not working with People's Party of Canada, whose leader, Maxime Bernier, has promised free votes on abortion matters, because Right Now is focused on candidates who are "electable."
On Thursday, Scheer blamed the Liberals for dredging up the abortion issue and his past comments on same-sex marriage as a distraction from the Grits' four-year record. Though some of the wounds this week on the abortion issue have been self-inflicted, the Liberals and abortion rights activists have voiced concerns at every election since the Conservative Party of Canada was formed in 2003 that a Tory majority might enact abortion restrictions in Canada. So far, no laws have been passed.