An effort to end late-term abortion by the People’s Party of Canada’s Red Deer candidates is garnering support.
The private member’s bill has received support from 27 candidates from eight provinces in six days, since it was launched.
The bill would limit the legal availability of abortion to 24 weeks maximum, unless the mother’s life or health are at risk, there has been rape or abuse, or if the baby has a lethal abnormality or no brain function.
Paul Mitchell, the party’s Red Deer-Mountain View candidate, said the bill protects late-term viable preborn babies with healthy mothers.
“Every other democratic country does this, and it is a shame that Canada is the only rogue state which will not protect these most vulnerable babies,” he said.
Laura-Lynn Thompson, the party’s Red Deer-Lacombe candidate, says she hopes Canadians will encourage their local candidates to support the bill during the upcoming fall election campaign.
“After the election, politicians will avoid the abortion topic, but for 30 years, Canada has been the only developed country with no abortion law. This is a reckless failure by Parliament, and the time for waiting is over.”