Scheer's messaging on abortion cost him votes on both sides of the debate, say observers - 2019-11-02

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F182.png Scheer's messaging on abortion cost him votes on both sides of the debate, say observers November 2, 2019, Kathleen Harris, CBC News

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's attempt to reconcile his views on abortion and same-sex marriage may have cost him votes among Canadians who see themselves as "progressive" — but some say it also eroded his support among social conservatives.

Dogged by questions about his personal views throughout the 40-day campaign, Scheer said he is "pro-life" but promised a Scheer government would not re-open the debate to limit a woman's right to choose, or act to roll back same-sex marriage rights.

Throughout the campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau worked to convince pro-choice Canadians that Scheer's hands-off assurances weren't good enough. Conservative strategist Ginny Roth said those Liberal efforts were "impactful" and repeatedly knocked Scheer off message.

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{{cite news | first = Kathleen | last = Harris | title = Scheer's messaging on abortion cost him votes on both sides of the debate, say observers | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/scheer-support-abortion-social-conservatives-1.5344692 | work = CBC News | date = November 2, 2019 | accessdate = November 2, 2019 }}