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Anti-abortion protesters plan to bring their pictures to downtown Kelowna tomorrow

In this file photo, anti-abortion protesters demonstrate on the streets of Kamloops.
June 11, 2020 - 5:27 PM

Anti-abortion protesters in Kelowna plan to move their visual demonstrations from their usual weekly visit to Kelowna General Hospital to downtown Kelowna tomorrow.

A news release from Kelowna Right to Life Society says they plan to roll out their graphic images to anyone passing by Bernard Avenue and Ellis Street Friday, June 12 between 11 a.m. and noon. 

In the release, spokesperson Marlon Bartram defended the use of sometimes disturbing images despite being repeatedly blocked from using them on billboards. 

Last year, even one of their tamer billboards was ordered removed by Ad Standards Canada, not because of the images but because it was called inaccurate. The society appealed and lost for "unacceptable depictions and portrayals" and because the billboard denigrated women and misinformed the public by suggesting late-term abortions are common in Canada.

After the ruling, Bartram moved the signage to vehicles. 


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