Here are the facts on the back of the postcard.

Campaign Life Coalition Youth (CLCY) and the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) have been active this week in the New Brunswick election, raising the issue of abortion during the campaign at a time when most politicians would prefer to ignore the issue. CLCY and CCBR are pamphleting neighbourhoods and distributing literature that includes graphic photos of abortion. Some people, including pro-lifers, have complained, which guarantees a wider audience for this pro-life message. There have been numerous local stories and this CBC report is representative of the general tenor:

Liberal Leader Brian Gallant says graphic anti-abortion postcards being distributed in Fredericton go beyond free speech.

He was responding to a campaign launched on Monday by the Campaign Life Coalition Youth (CLCY) and the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR).

The postcards, being left in residential mailboxes on the city’s north side, depict the remains of a purported five-month-old aborted fetus, along with a photo of Gallant and the message: “A vote for Brian Gallant and the Liberals is a vote for this.”

Gallant, who is running in Shediac Bay-Dieppe, contends the postcards go too far.

Gallant favours expanding abortion access in New Brunswick after the Morgentaler abortion mill in Fredericton closed its doors earlier this summer. Gallant says that he welcomes a debate, he doesn’t think that there is any room for this types of photos in the discussion. CLC Youth coordinator Alissa Golob has a good response: “If pictures of abortion are horrifying and horrible, would it not follow that abortion is horrifying and horrible.” Gallant does not want to debate abortion; he wants to deride pro-lifers by complaining about one particular tactic used during a political campaign. He is not interested in talking about what abortion is: the destruction of a human being.

For updates and links to the latest media reports from the New Brunswick campaign, follow Campaign Life Coalition, CLC’s Alissa Golob, volunteer Cristina Alaimo, and the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform on Twitter.