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OTTAWA, January 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – With all the Canadian Alliance leadership hopefuls calling themselves “pro-life,” the pro-life movement will be called on to clarify fact from fiction. The February Interim, released today, points out that while Stockwell Day and Grant Hill’s pro-life convictions are well known Stephen Harper also has recently begun to make positive overtures towards the pro-life movement.

Dianne Ablonczy, however, seems to show confusion between being pro-life and pro-choice. On Global National news last Sunday, Ablonczy claimed to be personally, “more on the pro life end of the spectrum,” going so far as to say that “I think we need to protect life and preserve it.” However, those were only her personal beliefs. When it came to “what government should do” Ablonczy made it clear she did not envisage any consideration of legal protection for the unborn and suddenly considered the abortion issue one of “personal choice.”

On government involvement on abortion she said, “I don’t think Canadians want their governments to start meddling in these personal choice issues. Canadians have a lot higher priorities right now than personal choice issues when we have a 63 cent dollar and a failing health care system and safety and security an issue. Those are things people want their governments to be focusing on and let us decide as adults and as people who have strong values where we wish to go on these kind of issues.”

For the complete transcript of the Global National interview with Ablonczy and Harper see:  https://www.canada.com/national/globalsunday/story.asp?id={8BDBBB43-8E15-490F-A7ED-84B27F32EF50}

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