ANTI-ABORTION ACTIVIST DEFEATS THREE-TERM CITY COUNCILLOR FOR UCP NOMINATION IN EDMONTON
EDMONTON – UCP nominations are being taken over by anti-choice activists intent on passing laws to defund abortion services in Alberta, with the latest win last night in Edmonton South by Tunde Obasan, endorsed by anti-choice activists, over three-term city councilor Mike Nickel.
Obasan received his endorsements and support from anti-choice activists after he signed onto the Wilberforce Project’s campaigns and shared posts from Right Now on Facebook. One Twitter user posted correspondence with Right Now’s coordinator showing the organization’s campaigning for Obasan, and Right Now’s coordinator stated, “we won on the first ballot.” He also hosted the group “Parents for Choice in Education” at a forum in the spring.
“Jason Kenney’s long history of opposing abortion rights sends a clear signal to anti-abortion activists. When it comes to rolling back women’s rights in this province, anti-abortion activists know they have a champion in Jason Kenney," said Sarah Hoffman, MLA for Edmonton-Glenora.
Anti-choice activists have made it clear they want to defund legal healthcare services including abortion and family planning medication. The UCP has welcomed them with open arms.