Scheer faces backlash from national anti-abortion group over mixed messaging - 2019-08-31

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F182.png Scheer faces backlash from national anti-abortion group over mixed messaging August 31, 2019, Kathleen Harris, CBC News

Conservative Party Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt says any attempt by backbench MPs to re-open the abortion debate would be shut down by a Conservative government — a position a national anti-abortion group says it finds "deeply" troubling.

Jack Fonseca, Campaign Life Coalition's director of political operations, said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's news conference Thursday delivered more of the "vague and contradictory" answers on abortion that he gave during the 2017 Conservative leadership campaign.

Fonseca pointed out that Scheer said that he would respect the democratic right of backbench MPs to bring forward issues important to them — but also said he would oppose measures or attempts to open the abortion debate.

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{{cite news | first = Kathleen | last = Harris | title = Scheer faces backlash from national anti-abortion group over mixed messaging | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservatives-social-policy-raitt-abortion-1.5265837 | work = CBC News | date = August 31, 2019 | accessdate = September 1, 2019 }}