Prince Edward Island Votes 2019

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Talk abortion or don't knock: message to P.E.I. election candidates

A P.E.I. businesswoman is warning candidates on the campaign trail if they're not interested in talking about providing abortion services for women, don't bother knocking on her door.

Businesswoman Chelsea Ling wants to start a conversation about abortion services

A P.E.I. businesswoman is warning candidates on the campaign trail if they're not interested in talking about providing abortion services for women, don't bother knocking on her door.

Chelsea Ling wants to start a conversation about abortion services during the P.E.I. election campaign. (Submitted by Chelsea Ling)

Chelsea Ling, owner of the nail salon and boutique Papercakes Pretty in Charlottetown, has posted a sign warning politicians "Don't bother knocking" if they aren't prepared to discuss the issue.

P.E.I. is the only province where legal abortions are not performed. The government will pay for the service, but women have to travel off-Island for the procedure.

Ling said people who are anti-abortion are still welcome at the store, but she wants to start a conversation.

"I don't care what people think, I just want people to talk about it," she said.

"Everyone's welcome. And it's not like if they come and have different opinions that we wouldn't welcome them. We would welcome them to talk with us or sit with us."

Ling is offering the signs to anyone who wants to drop by her shop.

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