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.
Troubling incident @ QE School Wed . Anti-abortion protesters showed up @ lunch hour w/ disturbing placards. I would encourage @AlbertaParty 2 ensure schools have a 'safe zone' similar to abortion clinics. I have permission to share this video. #ableg #abpoli #FiercelyAlbertan pic.twitter.com/TmVIsq1fbL
— Angela Kokott (@angelakokott4AB) March 14, 2019
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