Anti-Abortion Groups Have a Plan to Make Headway in Canada's Upcoming Election - 2019-09-04
With Canada's federal election rapidly approaching, Conservative politicians have been evasive about their plans for the status of abortion rights in Canada.
In the wake of this uncertainty, anti-abortion group Right Now is campaigning to elect Conservative backbenchers — essentially, party members who aren't party leaders — willing to address the subject in the House of Commons.
Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer has said publicly that he does not intend to reopen the abortion debate in Canada. However, in an interview with Right Now that took place during the party's leadership race, Scheer promised to allow backbenchers to table legislation that targets abortion rights, without requiring Members of Parliament to vote in accordance with stated party values: