CBC – Brian Gallant’s abortion stance offers opportunity and risk

“The impatience with Gallant among abortion-rights activists, and the opposition he has encountered from abortion opponents, is partly a result of his own careful choice of words.

Gallant has declared himself “pro-choice” and has suggested his promised review would almost certainly lead to the repeal of what’s known as the two-doctor rule.

But he has refused to promise an immediate repeal. He says a review is needed to sort out what would happen once the restrictions vanished…

…The ideal political math for Gallant on abortion would be to have some progressive-minded women hold their nose and vote Liberal in the hopes he follows through — while at the same time anti-abortion Liberals remain loyal to the party.

No one can predict yet whether he can make that equation work.”

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