Sam Oosterhoff comments one week after controversial anti-abortion rally

Sam Oosterhoff is defending his anti-abortion comments, and says he's always been transparent with his beliefs.

Last week Niagara West Conservative MPP Sam Oosterhoff caused controversy when he left Question Period to attend an anti-abortion rally at Queen's Park.

At the event he pledged to make abortion "unthinkable" in his lifetime.

In an interview with CKTB's Matt Holmes, Oosterhoff defends his comments, and says he will always be an advocate for the unborn.

Oosterhoff says he's not alone in his beliefs as MP's spoke at the federal level, there were MLA's in Alberta who participated, Liberals in BC, and across the country he says tens of thousands of people gathered.

Oosterhoff says he feels like he's been clear about his pro-life position from the beginning, and he will continue to be a voice for voiceless children.

In the United States, Missouri lawmakers have approved a measure banning abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy.  

Republican Governor Mike Parson is expected to sign the bill.  

The measure contains exceptions for medical emergencies but not for rape or incest.  

The legislative moves in Missouri follow passage of a state law in Alabama which outlaws most abortions.