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After winning an acquittal and appeal, Linda Gibbons is arrested again

Linda Gibbons Just days after Linda Gibbons won an appeal and was acquitted of disobeying a court order over a previous demonstration at the “Morgentaler Clinic” in Toronto, she was arrested at the same abortion facility August 7. It took police personnel in four cruisers, as well as three Garda World security cars and two sheriff’s officers, to take Gibbons into custody at around 11:30 a.m., some two-and-a-half hours after ... (Continue reading)

Show the Truth pickets PEI abortion conference

Show the Truth pickets PEI abortion conference

Rosemary Connell says Show the Truth put the unborn baby in people's consciousness during Prince Edward Island tour. Approximately 60 pro-life activists took part in a Show the Truth tour on Prince Edward Island last month. They were protesting a conference held at the University of Prince Edward Island on August 7-8, entitled ... (Continue reading)

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Annual LifeChain demonstration bears fruit

Annual LifeChain demonstration bears fruit

Lifechain locations Across Canada HERE   Every year, when the beginning of October arrives, pro-life advocates of all ages look forward to LifeChain. The demonstration is typically held on the first Sunday of the month. Participants stand along sidewalks at designated public intersections, holding signs bearing messages such as “Abortion Kills Children,” “Abortion Hurts Women,” or “Adoption – the Loving Option.” LifeChain was launched by an ... (Continue reading)

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No need for buffer zones

National Affairs Rory Leishman On June 26, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts’ law prohibiting pro-life counselling or picketing on a public sidewalk within 35 feet of the entrance to an abortuary. In the opinion of the Court, this law violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the enactment of any law “abridging the freedom of speech.” Meanwhile, several ... (Continue reading)

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More than 70 witnesses testify on government’s prostitution bill

More than 70 witnesses testify on government’s prostitution bill

While Parliament has recessed for the summer, the House of Commons justice committee conducted hearings on the government’s prostitution bill. From July 7 to 10, the House of Commons Justice Committee heard from over 70 witnesses regarding Bill C-36. Former prostitute Timea Nagy of Walk With Me Canada Victims’ Services spoke in favour of the bill, recounting the abuse she encountered. “Focusing on women and looking at them as victims in this industry will actually provide more opportunities for them to ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner appeals conviction

Mary Wagner has, through her counsel Charles Lugosi, filed a formal notice of appeal on numerous points regarding her recent, two-year-long court case that ended on June 12. Justice Fergus O’Donnell of the Ontario Court of Justice rejected every application made by the defence -- including for access to abortion center records, public funding, standing for a constitutional challenge, and for expert witnesses to be heard – before he found Wagner guilty and sentenced her to five months in jail ... (Continue reading)

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New Brunswick pro-lifers battle hospital injunction

New Brunswick pro-lifers battle hospital injunction

Members of Bathurst Pro-Life picket the Chaleur Regional Hospital An international, fraternal organization is throwing its weight behind a group of pro-lifers facing legal action from a New Brunswick health authority for protesting in front of a hospital where abortions were being carried out. “We’re definitely working with national and international groups to get funding for them,” said David Hitchcock, state advocate for ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner found guilty, but released

Mary Wagner found guilty, but released

Mary Wagner stands with supporters outside the courthouse after her release June 12th. After almost two years, Mary Wagner’s trial on charges of mischief and failure to comply with probation orders came to an end in a north Toronto courtroom June 12, with her stepping out to freedom amid hugs and congratulations from about three dozen supporters. ... (Continue reading)

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University of Calgary allows students to appeal misconduct charges

The University of Calgary has allowed seven students to appeal charges of non-academic misconduct, filed four years ago after they set up a pro-life display on campus. According to a press release from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, the decision was made by the Student Discipline Appeal Committee of the Board of Governors on June 17. It “is a response to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judgment in Wilson v. University of Calgary (rendered on April 1, 2014).” The University of Calgary ... (Continue reading)

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Hamilton city council wants ban on graphic abortion photos

Hamilton city council wants ban on graphic abortion photos

Members of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform unfurl a banner depicting abortion on a bridge overpass in Hamilton in 2013. The activism of Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform has attracted the attention of municipal officials in Hamilton. City councillor Terry Whitehead put forth a motion on June 11, requesting that the provincial and federal governments, “prevent the use of graphic, gruesome and disturbing images of ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal MP flip-flops on pro-life

Liberal MP flip-flops on pro-life

Former pro-life Prince Edward Island MP Lawrence MacAulay will follow party line on abortion. On June 2, Campaign Life Coalition launched a web campaign, including petition, with the goal of repealing Trudeau’s ban on pro-life Liberal candidates, calling it a “dictatorial abortion policy and attack on democracy.” Noting that both pro-life and pro-abortion supporters have “pummeled” the ... (Continue reading)

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Polish documentary about Mary Wagner being made

A team of Polish filmmakers is making a documentary featuring Mary Wagner. The film, commissioned and funded by a Polish businessman, is being directed by Grzegorz Braun, who is known for his documentaries about controversial political issues. Zdzisław Sajuk, production manager for the documentary, told The Interim that the film will discuss abortion as a cultural, religious, and philosophical issue, while showing the repressive anti-free speech measures of countries that support the procedure. Produced by Film Open Group, the documentary will feature ... (Continue reading)

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Both sides put abortion ads on Halifax transit

Both sides put abortion ads on Halifax transit

Signs4Life placed these signs on bus shelters in Halifax in the Fall of 2013. Pro-life and pro-abortion signs are appearing on Halifax Metro Transit buses and bus shelters. The pro-life organization, Signs4Life, first put up ads on bus shelters in October 2013 depicting a baby with the caption, “Luc was born today but his life began nine months ago.” The ads promote the website signs4life.ca, which provides contact information for crisis ... (Continue reading)

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Interview with Tom Wappel

Interview with Tom Wappel

Campaign Life Coalition interviewed Tom Wappel, former Liberal MP and current political advisor to CLC, Oct. 10.   Tom Wappel receives the prestigious Joseph P. Borowski Award from Campaign Life Coalition's Karen Murawsky in 1998 for his dedication to the unborn ... (Continue reading)

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Judge lambastes Linda Gibbons, gives maximum sentence for abortion mill protest

Linda Gibbons Linda Gibbons was sentenced to the maximum of six months in prison, with 29 days yet to serve when taking into account time already in custody, as her sentencing hearing concluded at the provincial court at College Park in downtown Toronto Sept. 11. Gibbons has been in and out of jail for years over her protests outside Toronto abortion clinics, during which she silently walks back and ... (Continue reading)

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