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I’ve compiled a timeline detailing @jkenney’s 30 year fight against women’s reproductive rights. Please think long and hard before you allow this man to make decisions about women’s health care, contraceptives, sex education and abortion. (1/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
February 1990: Jason Kenney attempts to silence pro-choice activists at the University of San Francisco. (2/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 1998: Jason Kenney attends an anti-abortion rally in Ottawa. Kenney appears in his capacity as co-chair of the Pro-Life Caucus (PPLC). (3/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
July 1998: Jason Kenney speaks to the National Pro-Life Conference at Redeemer College. He talks about developing a “winnable pro-life strategy”. (4/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
February 1999: Jason Kenney argues Human-Life International (“HLI”) should be granted preferential tax status. HLI opposes sex education that mentions condom-use and birth control. HLI also opposes abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. (5/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 1999: Jason Kenney writes to the police, asking them to conduct a criminal investigation into medical professionals at the Calgary Foothills Hospital. (6/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
October 1999: Jason Kenney attacks the Government of Canada for funding International Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood provides sexual health care to hundreds of thousands of women around the world. (7/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
October 1999: Jason Kenney attacks the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NACSW), calling it "radical". The NACSW has advocated for, among other things, access to birth control and paid maternity leave. (8/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
October 1999: Jason Kenney criticizes laws that prevent protestors from harassing medical professionals and patients at abortion clinics. Many of these laws were implemented, in response to arsons, shootings and stabbings at abortion clinics. (9/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
April 2000: Jason Kenney argues the Challenge Team should be granted preferential tax status by the Canada Revenue Agency. The Challenge Team supports abstinence-only sex education. (10/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
September 2000: Jason Kenney, again, criticizes laws that prevent protestors from harassing medical professionals and patients at abortion clinics. (11/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2002: Jason Kenney attends the ‘March for Life’ in Ottawa. (12/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2002: Jason Kenney speaks at the Alberta Pro-Life Conference in Edmonton. He states that most abortions are not medically necessary—and suggests that abortions be defunded. (13/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2002: Jason Kenney gives a speech in House of Commons where he notes, “Destroying the human embryo is unethical and immoral… The size of embryos does not matter. They are all human. I submit that is scientifically undeniable.” (14/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2003: Jason Kenney states abortion is a “medically unnecessary procedure” and “not a health matter”. He, again, suggests abortion should be defunded. (15/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2003: Jason Kenney joins extreme social conservatives (including Maurice Vellacott, Myron Thompson and Cheryl Gallant) at an anti-abortion protest in Ottawa. (16/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2003: Jason Kenney attends the Rose Dinner. The Rose Dinner is an anti-abortion event organized by the ‘March for Life’. (17/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
October 2003: Jason Kenney votes for Motion 83, which was introduced by MP Garry Breitkreuz. Motion 83 instructs the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to investigate whether abortion is “medically necessary”. (18/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2004: Jason Kenney speaks at an anti-abortion rally. He compares politicians who refuse to oppose abortion, to politicans who refused to oppose child abuse and slavery. (19/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
March 2005: Jason Kenney tables a petition calling for the establishment of “right to know” laws. These laws, which restrict access to abortion, have been implemented in a number of Southern States in the USA. (20/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
February 2006: Jason Kenney attends the opening of the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada. (21/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2006: Jason Kenney speaks at the ‘March for Life’ in Ottawa. (22/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2006: Jason Kenney, again, attends the Rose Dinner. The Rose Dinner is an anti-abortion event organized by the ‘March for Life’. (23/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2006: Jason Kenney’s electoral district association accepts a contribution from Robert Alexander. Alexander is an extreme social conservative, who serves as chair of the Family Action Coalition. (24/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
March 2008: Jason Kenney votes in favour of Bill C-484. Multiple commentators have referred to Bill C-484 as a “back door” attempt to re-open the abortion debate. (25/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2008: Jason Kenney remains silent, after it is revealed the Government of Canada has denied funding to twelve women’s rights organizations. All of these organizations were previously funded by the Government of Canada. (26/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
July 2008: Jason Kenney opposes awarding the Order of Canada to Dr. Henry Morgentaler. (27/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
October 2008: Jason Kenney’s campaign accepts a contribution from Robert Alexander. Alexander is an extreme social conservative, who serves as chair of the Family Action Coalition. (28/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
December 2010: Jason Kenney votes with extreme social conservatives, including Brad Trost, Rob Anders and Cheryl Gallant, in favour of Bill C-510: “An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Coercion)”. (29/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
April 2011: Jason Kenney’s campaign, again, accepts a contribution from Robert Alexander. (30/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
September 2012: CPC MP Stephen Woodworth (@WoodworthDDI) tells the Vancouver Observer that Jason Kenney would re-open the abortion debate. He cites “private conversations” he has had with Jason Kenney. (31/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
April 2014: Jason Kenney endorses Rob Anders. Anders is an extreme social conservative, who has been criticized for his views on women’s reproductive rights. (32/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
December 2014: Jason Kenney delivers a speech to a social conservative group on conscience rights. He urges the group to do their "part to defend the rights of conscience of all, in all environments". (33/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
July 2015: Campaign Life Coalition endorses Jason Kenney in 2015 Election. (34/43)#ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
October 2015: Jason Kenney’s campaign accepts a contribution from John Carpay. Carpay heads up the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. (35/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2016: Jason Kenney votes in favor of motion to insert “conscience rights” into a piece of federal legislation. These "rights" would allow medical practitioners to discriminate against patients, by refusing to provide medical services. (36/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2016: Jason Kenney’s electoral district association, again, accepts a contribution from Robert Alexander. (37/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
April 2017: Jason Kenney delivers a closed-door speech to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms ("JCCF"). The JCCF previously represented a series of activists in court who equated abortion to the Rwandan Genocide and the Holocaust. (38/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
October 2017: Campaign Life Coalition (@CampaignLife) endorses Jason Kenney for leader of @Alberta_UCP, noting, “Kenney had a 100% voting record on pro-life & pro-family issues during his long career as a federal MP…” (39/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2018: Members of @jkenney's United Conservative Party vote (by a margin of 76% to 24%) in favour of a policy that would restrict access to abortion by creating consent laws similar to those in Oklahoma, Alabama and Tennessee. (40/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
June 2018: The Wilberforce Project (@WilberfProject) is caught selling memberships for Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party. (41/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
May 2018: Jason Kenney refuses to support Bill 9, which establishes “buffer zones” around abortion clinics. (42/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
A Facebook version of this post is located here: facebook.com/notes/kyle-mor…. You can help spread the word by liking and sharing this post! (43/43) #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
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