'Abort the budget' says anti-abortion group in St. John's
An anti-abortion group says the latest Newfoundland and Labrador budget will put more pressure on women to have abortions.
Ten members of Pro-Life NL held a mini-protest at Confederation Building on Wednesday, saying they feared the budget would increase the number of families who abort fetuses for financial reasons.
"Many of the over 1,000 abortions committed in N.L. every year are purely for reasons of personal finances or convenience," the group said in a news release.
"With increased taxes and cuts in social programs, the Liberal budget will do nothing but put even more pressure on those facing difficult decisions."
The anti-abortion activists said that if the province is looking to save money, it should stop funding abortion procedures.
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With files from Peter Cowan