UCP Candidates Must Publicize Positions on Reproductive Rights
For immediate release
September 14, 2017
UCP CANDIDATES MUST PUBLICIZE POSITIONS ON REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
EDMONTON – With anti-choice groups lining up to support UCP leadership candidates, Brian Jean and Jason Kenney need to be clear where they stand on women's reproductive rights.
Three groups have been active so far:
The Wilberforce Project, an Alberta anti-choice group petitioning against an NDP MLA’s motion of the Legislature to support expanding rural abortion services, weighed into the UCP leadership race, saying that anti-choice voters should not support Brian Jean and called him “anti-life” and “bigoted.”
Right Now, a Toronto based anti-choice group, is encouraging supporters to run for the UCP as candidates. Their spokesperson endorsed Jason Kenney for PC leader and encouraged her followers to buy PC memberships to help him in his bid for that party’s leadership.
Life Site News, an anti-choice blog, republished an opinion piece stating Brian Jean is shunning social conservatives from his campaign. An account named the “Brian Jean Campaign” replied to the original piece, stating the claims were “idiotic” and “lies.”
 Twitter, September 11 2017. https://twitter.com/WilberfProject/status/907289758253985792
 Right Now Facebook, August 23 2017. https://www.facebook.com/RightNowHQ/photos/a.558464877646040.1073741828.557724307720097/857256544433537/?type=3&theater
 Life Site News, September 11 2017. https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/christians-must-not-allow-this-man-to-lead-albertas-new-conservative-party
 The Bridgehead, September 11 2017. https://thebridgehead.ca/2017/09/11/brian-jean-wants-to-kick-social-conservatives-out-of-the-united-conservative-party/