From the ARPA website:
An old ARPA article from 2009 has been getting a lot of attention in Ontario over the past few days in light of comments about Tim Hudak and whether he is pro-life. In light of that, we checked back through our old emails from two years ago to verify what was written. The content was correct, but it should have clarifified that the email came from Hudak's campaign team at that time, not Hudak himself.
What this clarification suggests to me is that Hudak's anti-abortion position statement to ARPA in 2009 was his official campaign line at the time. Staffers would not free-lance on a matter like this. So this makes Mr. Hudak's suggestion that he may (or may not) have signed a petition to defund abortion sound disingenuous. Why would a staffer say Hudak had signed when he had not? How would the staffer know unless he had been told?