MP Jane Philpot says she supports access to abortion despite personal beliefs

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Jane Philpott says she stands by the commitment she made as a former Liberal candidate to support access to abortion -- despite her personal beliefs.

The former cabinet minister is now running as an Independent after being kicked out of the Liberal caucus in the wake of the S-N-C-Lavalin affair.

She says there are some issues that may cause her to vote differently from her former party should she return to Ottawa after the October 21st vote, but abortion is not one of them.

Philpott, a Mennonite, says her beliefs on the issue have nothing to do with her obligations as an M-P.