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Womens’ groups set sights on Bountiful leaders’ prosecution

A coalition of women’s groups, called the Bountiful Round Table, is meeting at Hycroft tomorrow night to discuss the need to prosecute the leaders of B.C.’s polygamist community.

“We’ll be meeting to discuss which route we are going to go since the decision came down (not to prosecute Winston Blackmore and James Oler),” said Gwen Smith, chair of the group.

She said their issue isn’t so much with polygamy as it is with the exploitation of children and women.

Smith added that if Blackmore and Oler aren’t eventually prosecuted, it will open the door to other fundamentalist religious groups to push for more freedoms that would suppress women and children.

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