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Two days after Patrick Brown was elected as Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party leader LifeSiteNews.com proclaimed his victory “good news for pro-life…voters.” The May 11 article highlighted the former three-term Member of Parliament’s perfect pro-life voting record at the federal level. Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), which founded LifeSiteNews.com, was a driving force behind Brown’s campaign. CLC Toronto vice-chair Jeff Gunnarson estimated that approximately 20 percent of Brown’s vote total came from CLC supporters and he was quoted in the article as sending out his “heartfelt congratulations to Patrick and to all of our people for a job well done!”

But is Brown actually pro-life?

Back in September, when his leadership campaign began he promised he “would not change the status quo” on abortion rights and “will oppose any efforts to do so.” He repeated that promise to CBC News and Global News on the day of his victory, and again two days later in an interview with the Toronto SUN: “We are not going to revisit [the abortion] issue. It will not be part of my platform.”

It is mystifying and disappointing that in their May 11 article (and others too) LifeSiteNews.com readers weren’t informed about Brown’s repeated promises to do nothing to save the unborn. There are just two sides in the abortion debate: 

  1. those who think killing unborn children should be a permissible option
  2. those who know killing babies must be opposed

No matter where he might once have stood on the issue, Brown made it clear he now supports the status quo – we should let the killing continue. There should be no confusion about the fact that Brown is in fact not pro-life, but rather pro-choice. 

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