Alberta Party candidate calls for anti-abortion bubble zone near K to 12 schools

By The Canadian Press
March 15, 2019 - 7:02am

CALGARY - An Alberta Party candidate wants restrictions on anti-abortion protests near elementary and high schools.

Angela Kokott called for action after a small group of protesters held graphic abortion pictures outside of Queen Elizabeth High School in Calgary that upset students and parents.

Currently, a provincial law only protects patients at abortion clinics, giving them a 50-metre safe zone from protesters.

John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms says such displays may be shocking, but they amount to freedom of expression.

Police say the protest was reported but officers can't step in if they remain peaceful.

Kokott says children should be protected from such images.

(The Canadian Press - CTV Calgary) 

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