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Harper won’t reopen abortion debate

It’s "not the priority of the Canadian people," says Conservative leader

The abortion debate is “not the priority of the Canadian people,” says Conservative Leader Stephen Harper. Speaking at a hockey rink in Conception Bay South, NL, Harper made clear that a Conservative government would not reopen a national discussion on abortion. Harper did not mention Planned Parenthood, an organization that will reportedly lose its federal funding following pressure from anti-abortion supporters. On Saturday, Saskatchewan Conservative Brad Trost said that the federal government was influenced by opponents to abortion in its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.

CBC News

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