Prolife Alberta says Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is forcing the hand of pro-life Albertans to oppose her leadership..Speaking with the media on Tuesday, Smith stated: “A UCP government under my leadership will not delist any medical services or prescriptions now covered by Alberta health insurance. No exceptions.”. Premier Danielle SmithAlberta Premier Danielle Smith. .“What does this have to do with abortion, you ask?” Executive Director of Prolife Alberta Richard Dur said..“It means that this year (just like the year before and the year before that) approximately 12,000 babies will lose their life by abortion in Alberta, 12,000 babies, every year in Alberta, at taxpayers expense.”.Prolife Alberta is a group of women and men committed to promoting pro-life public policy in Alberta, through politics..On Tuesday, Smith said “fear and smear politics” by the NDP does not work as she announced the UCP's Public Health Guarantee (PHG)..The premier said the PHG is a commitment to Albertans and that the UCP is fully committed to Alberta’s publicly-funded healthcare system..READ MORE: Smith announces UCP 'Public Health Guarantee'.Smith said under a re-elected UCP government, no Albertan will ever have to pay for a doctor out of pocket..“It means that Alberta's most vulnerable — preborn babies and their moms — will continue to be left to fend for themselves,” Dur said..“It means that the status quo of publicly funded, abortion-on-demand will continue unabated in our province for years to come. It means that the immoral status-quo of abortion-on-demand during all nine months of pregnancy — fully paid for with your tax dollars will remain unchanged.”.Dur said he understands why Smith said what she said..“She's worried that the NDP will attack her on healthcare and that she'll lose the provincial election,” Dur said..“Well, the NDP will attack her on healthcare anyways (remember the fabled 'hidden agenda' former Prime Minister Stephen Harper was repeatedly accused of during federal election campaigns?). Similarly, those who don't trust premier Smith on healthcare won't ever trust her — no matter what she says.”.It's an old political adage that “you don't make friends of your enemies by making enemies of your friends,” Dur added..“Unfortunately, Smith's statements make an enemy of her friends in the pro-life movement,” Dur said..“Let me explain unless Danielle Smith comes out with some kind of policy that will advocate for Alberta's preborn, Danielle Smith is forcing the hand of pro-life Albertans to oppose her leadership.”.Dur said to sacrifice the preborn for political power is not “worth the price.”.“Worse, it won't work. Those who don't trust premier Smith on healthcare still won't trust her — no matter what she says. And all the while, Alberta's preborn babies and their moms remain left in the lurch,” Dur said..“Abortion in Alberta is publicly funded yet it's mostly privately delivered and for-profit. Yet somehow in 2023 in Alberta, it's acceptable to kill babies in the womb for profit in a private clinic at public expense.”.Dur said enough is enough already and that he believes abortion is not healthcare..“Albertans shouldn't be footing the bill for an elective — and highly unregulated — 'procedure' that ends the life of a child in the womb,” Dur said..“The more who learn the ugly truth about abortion the more who will stand up and say enough-is-enough! Help us speak the truth to Albertans.”.The Western Standard reached out to Smith for comment, but did not receive a response.