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Alberta Politics: If Jason Kenney’s anti-abortion views don’t matter, why are anti-choice activists supporting him so enthusiastically?

PHOTOS: The young Jason Kenney, speaking out to the San Francisco CNN station against the right of pro-choice activists even to speak in support of their views on the U.S. university campus he attended for one year. Below: St. Albert MLA Marie Renaud a… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: If Jason Kenney’s anti-abortion views don’t matter, why are anti-choice activists supporting him so enthusiastically?

Alberta Politics: Independent MP Brent Rathgeber gives St. Albertans a former Tory insider’s take on the many sins of the Harper PMO

PHOTOS: Independent MP Brent Rathgeber, in a typical pose, chats with a couple of constituents at last night’s candidates’ forum in St. Albert, Alberta. Below: Conservative candidate Michael Cooper, Mr. Rathgeber again, New Democrat Darlene Malayko and Liberal Beatrice Ghettuba. ST. ALBERT, Alberta The only Independent candidate in Canada with any hope of winning on . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Independent MP Brent Rathgeber gives St. Albertans a former Tory insider’s take on the many sins of the Harper PMO

Alberta Politics: Campaign Life website changes candidate’s answers to ‘no response’ – so what does Michael Cooper really think?

PHOTOS: St. Albert-Edmonton candidate Michael Cooper with his campaign manager, former St. Albert mayor Richard Plain. (Photo from Mr. Cooper’s campaign Facebook page.) Below: Screen shots of the Campaign Life questionnaire response page on Friday and the same page today. ST. ALBERT, Alberta A website operated by an extreme anti-abortion group has deleted a page . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Campaign Life website changes candidate’s answers to ‘no response’ – so what does Michael Cooper really think?

Alberta Politics: St. Albert-Edmonton Conservative candidate Michael Cooper must clearly state his position on women’s reproductive rights

PHOTOS: St. Albert-Edmonton Conservative candidate Michael Cooper, centre, with former Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis, left, and Employment Minister Pierre Pollievre in a photo grabbed from Mr. Cooper’s campaign website. Below: A shot of Mr. Cooper snapped on my doorstep when he turned up campaigning for the Conservative nomination. ST. ALBERT, Alberta St. Albert-Edmonton Conservative . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: St. Albert-Edmonton Conservative candidate Michael Cooper must clearly state his position on women’s reproductive rights

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: 10 Conservative candidates in Alberta endorsed by radical anti-abortion group

Nearly one-third of federal Conservative candidates running in Alberta ridings have been endorsed by the controversial Campaign Life Coalition for their opposition to women’s reproductive rights, according to a report from Press Progress.

A. Picazo: The Assault On Planned Parenthood: A Long Campaign Against Reproductive Rights

In 2011, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding, a move deemed necessary to ensure no taxpayer dollars were used on abortion despite existing federal legislation which prohibits funds granted under Title X from paying for such services. This vote, a “culmination of a multi-year effort that involved parallel . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: The Assault On Planned Parenthood: A Long Campaign Against Reproductive Rights

BigCityLib Strikes Back: On Living With The Consequences Of Your Decisions

Today’s CP story about pro-lifer Trifon Haitas’s bid to represent the LPoC in Toronto-Danforth is particularly interesting for the connection it draws between Haitas and the Campaign Life Coalition, who have in fact endorsed him for the position.

WK thinks this means the Libs new “supporter” category is a bad idea.  In that light, CLC head Jim . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: On Living With The Consequences Of Your Decisions

Dented Blue Mercedes: Aarchive: Anti-Abortion Lobby Dances on the Graves

(This post previously appeared at The Bilerico Project)

Recently, leaders of Commonwealth nations met to discuss pressing international issues, and leaders from the U.K., Canada and others pressed for human rights reforms for LGBT people. British Prime Minister David Cameron went so far as to threaten to cut off aid to member nations that still . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Aarchive: Anti-Abortion Lobby Dances on the Graves

The Importance of Funding for Abortion Services

In light of some skewed statistics coming from Campaign Life Coalition & co., I was happy to come across a very well written essay by Joyce Arthur, Why Abortion Care Must Be Fully Funded. Whereas some misogynist heartlessly dares to claim th… . . . → Read More: The Importance of Funding for Abortion Services

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The New anti-Abortionists: Young Political Activists or Youthful Vigilantes?

I Burned my Bra For This? REAL Women of Canada and the Men Behind ThemThe inspiration for the Moral Majority/Religious Right, in the United States, was the central government’s passing of anti-segregation laws. However, the art of political activism by… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The New anti-Abortionists: Young Political Activists or Youthful Vigilantes?

Pro-Life Bill in the Fall? Abortion Rights Under Harper

I should have posted this two weeks ago, in the aftermath of the National March for Life. Julie van Dusen, a CBC reporter, interviewed (I think) the director of the Campaign Life Coalition and according to him, there will be an anti-choice private memb… . . . → Read More: Pro-Life Bill in the Fall? Abortion Rights Under Harper