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New anti-abortion sign goes up in West Kelowna

This new billboard replaces one that Kelowna Right to Life Society was asked to take down in June, 2019
Image Credit: Submitted/Marlon Bartram, Kelowna Right to Life Society
July 11, 2019 - 2:30 PM

KELOWNA - The Kelowna Right to Life Society replaced an anti-abortion billboard in West Kelowna yesterday, July 10, after being told in June to remove its previous posting.

“It’s the exact same board, just a different graphic,” Executive Director Marlon Bartram told today. “The message is that abortion hurts men and many grieve their lost children.”

The previous billboard said “Our right to life does not depend on our location.”

That board was up for about 14 months before being ordered to be removed by Ad Standards Canada. While Bartram said in a June interview that the organization could not force the sign to be taken down, he agreed to do so but to continue fighting.

He said today that one complaint started the process to have the previous sign removed but that Ad Standards Canada now requires nine or 10 complaints before launching an investigation.

He did not consult with Ad Standards Canada about whether they would have any objection to the new sign.

“I have no obligation to clear it with them,” he noted.

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