The Alliance for Life Ontario: Misinformation? Dangerous? My 2nd Conversation with Jakki Jeffs

Jakki Jeffs, Executive Director of the Alliance for Life of Ontario explains the organization's new research, website and addresses issues of being labeled as spreading misinformation and dangerous content.

This is my second conversation with Jakki. My first conversation, part of my series on Abortion, can be found here:

Links discussed in this Podcast:
Alliance for Life Ontario's new website on the Abortion Pill Reversal:

New Research Published by the Alliance for Life Ontario:

Pam Damoff's Comments re: Alliance for Life Ontario: (April 14, 2021 Hansard):

"Health Canada deflects complaints about ads for 'abortion-pill reversal'," Tom Blackwell, The National Post, July 7, 2021:

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