Right Now surveyed the contenders in both leadership races. In Saskatchewan, they ranked Ken Cheveldayoff as the candidate most in line with pro-life views, while in BC, their pick was Michael Lee.
But Lee actually appeared to back away from some of the pro-life commitments he had articulated in his answer to the survey.
The organization’s Scott Hayward says Lee’s about-face is “disappointing”, but it’s important to keep perspective, because Lee did not disavow his pledges on several key points including late-term abortion, sex-selective abortion, or the notion that abortion statistics should be publicly available. Hayward says the fact that the issue is on the radar in the leadership races is a positive development. “We have to recognize that when we’re participating in a political process, we aren’t going to win all the time on our issues, but if we’re winning more than we’re losing, then we’re still going in a forward direction.”