Federal Tories voted against a pro-life resolution at their 1991 bi-ennial conference held in Toronto, August 6-10. The vote by the delegates was 341 against and 155 for, with 57 abstentions.
The resolution read: “Be it resolved that the federal laws should be amended to safe-guard the right to life of all children before, during and after birth.” Two pro-abortion Tory speakers – one who was president of the Women’s P.C. Association – were allowed to address the convention. The lone pro-life speaker, Dr. Susan Kato, a Toronto physician, was not allowed to speak on the resolution. Delegates also approved resolutions condoning Planned Parenthood (an abortion front) and euthanasia, the latter by a wide margin.