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Election candidate calls for anti-abortion bubble zone near Alberta schools

A screenshot from a video via Twitter shows students at Queen Elizabeth High School in Calgary confronting anti-abortion protesors near their school (Credit - Angela Kokott - Twitter)

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.

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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.


With files from CTV Calgary