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CLC denounces Manitoba NDP’s planned crackdown on pro-life speech

Campaign Life Coalition denounces the Manitoba NDP government’s planned legislation that creates a buffer zone around centres that kill preborn children by abortion and that offers special protection to those who provide pregnant mothers with drugs to kill their preborn babies.

“This proposed bill is utterly totalitarian,” said Maria Slykerman, president of CLC Manitoba. “It makes an enemy of every Manitoban who values the freedoms that make Canada such a great place to live – including the freedom to gather and speak in the public square, no matter who you are or what your views are.”

“In the end, Bubble zone censorship laws are contrary to our Charter Right to freedom of expression and to gather. They have been entirely unwelcomed in every province in which they have been introduced. Passing such a law in Manitoba will only make this province a more repressive and dangerous place to live,” she added.

The Manitoba government announced on March 7 that it is introducing legislation that would “establish protected access zones outside clinics and facilities that provide abortion services and at service providers’ residences and offices.” The legislation would create a buffer zone around abortion mills. Other facilities that provide surgical or chemical abortion services could request to have such a buffer zone established around their sites. The legislation would also offer special protections to physicians and pharmacists who dole out chemical abortion.

Jeff Gunnarson, CLC’s National President, pointed out that the NDP used to be a party for the “little guy,” but it is now “abandoning the littlest of those among us, the preborn child, by banning the free speech rights of those who are committed to being a voice for these little voiceless ones.”

“Let’s be clear: preborn babies are being killed in these centres. These are humans we’re talking about here, humans with human rights, including the right to life. But, they have no voice. So, pro-lifers become their voice and try to convince mothers to choose life for their babies,” he said.

“It’s simply evil that a government wants to criminalize those voices at abortion centres who are trying to save lives, who are trying to stand up for the victim of a violent and cruel death. Shame on Wab Kinew and the entire NDP for abandoning the preborn child with this anti-human-rights legislation. May God have Mercy on us”.

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Pete Baklinski, Director of Communications, Campaign Life Coalition, 343-369-8772, [email protected]