Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR16 - (Alta-Abortion-Bill)

EDMONTON. x-09s. Alberta's N-D-P has rejected an amendment from Independent Derek Fildebrandt to amend it's bill mandating no-protest zones around abortion clinics. Fildebrandt wants to protect freedom of the press. But N-D-P member Sandra Jansen says the bill does not infringe on such freedom. And she says the motion would only open the door to anti-abortion bloggers breaching the no-go zone to harass and intimidate staff and patients.

("...this amendment frigthening.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The government has already accepted an amendment to triple the 50-metre no-protest zone if circumstances warrant it. The Opposition United Conservatives are refusing to take part in the debate and have now walked out of the house six times. …

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