One of Alberta’s leading Pro-life groups held a fundraising event on Thursday evening in Lethbridge County. The Wilberforce Project was created in 1986 and was formerly known as Alberta Pro-Life. According to staff the group’s mandate is to protect human life through political advocacy. Abortion has been legal in Canada since 1988, but Cameron Wilson, the director of political action with the group says the organization will continue to fight in support of their ideology.
“I think there’s a lot more common ground than people often realize. Most people in Canada, for example, if you look at the polling, most people in Canada would think that abortion should be legal, but that there should be common sense restrictions on it, and there are none in Canada right now. So, for example, you’re allowed to have an abortion after 26 weeks. Everyone in the abortion debate, or virtually everybody in the abortion debate, recognizes that by 26 weeks, the preborn child can feel pain, some argue as early as 12 weeks. But by 26 weeks there’s basically no debate in embryology. And yet abortion is legal through all nine months. You can have a 39 week abortion legally here in Canada. And I think even people who are Pro-choice recognize that our regime has gone too far.”
Bridge City News reached out to the Pro-choice Society of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta for comment on the story but we have yet to hear back.