Harper to ‘recommend’ defeat of Tory MP’s abortion bill



May 20, 2010

ARPA Note: MP’s still have the freedom to vote in support of this bill. Please take the time to encourage your MP to do so in the days and months to come.

National Post, May 20, 2010: OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will vote against a private member’s bill promoted by one of his own MPs that would add new Criminal Code penalties for those who coerce women to have an abortion. A senior government official also says that while the prime minister will not “whip” or demand Conservative MPs vote as he votes, it will be “very strongly recommended” that Conservatives vote to defeat the bill. [Continue reading this article here.]

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