Bubble Zone

Unplanned success in Canada

Unplanned success in Canada

Abby Johnson (left) talks with the actress Ashley Bratcher who played Johnson in Unplanned, on the set of the movie. When Unplanned, the story of abortion-worker-turned-pro-life-activist Abby Johnson,premiered in March in the U.S., Canadians were left wondering when they would be allowed to see the movie. Some pro-lifers organized boycotts and ... (Continue reading)

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Bubble zone defeated in Manitoba

Bubble zone defeated in Manitoba

The Progressive Conservative majority defeated a private member’s bill that would have established anti-free speech bubble zones around Manitoba abortion facilities and pharmacies that dispensed the abortion pill. NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine (St. Johns) tabled Bill 200, Safe Access to Abortion Services, that would have established bubble zones of 150 meters around facilities where abortions take place, outlawing any pro-lifer from “inform(ing) or attempt(ing) to inform a person concerning issues related to abortion services.” The law exempted abortuary staff or acquaintances ... (Continue reading)

Fr. Van Hee challenges bubble zone law

Fr. Van Hee challenges bubble zone law

Fr. Tony Van Hee, who was arrested Oct. 24 for violating Ontario’s anti-free speech bubble zone around abortion facilities, is mounting a constitutional challenge of the law. The Ontario bubble zone law, the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, prohibits pro-life demonstrations and communications within at least 50 metres of abortion facilities in the province – abortuaries can petition for larger exclusion zones – and came into force last ... (Continue reading)

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On bubble zones

Since last December, patrons of a Toronto institution have been harassed as they enter. The sidewalk outside is regularly picketed by protesters shouting “Murderer!” and “You’ve got blood on your hands!” at those within, many of whom are visibly rattled by the ordeal. The owners of this institution regularly call the police, but the right to assembly of these protesters is clearly protected by section 2a of the Charter and they shall not be infringed. The institution in question, of course, ... (Continue reading)

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Alberta NDP introduces bubble zone bill

Alberta NDP introduces bubble zone bill

Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says a bubble zone is necessary to protect abortion-minded women. Rachel Notley’s NDP government in Alberta has introduced Bill 9, which, if passed, will ban pro-life witnessing outside the province’s two abortuaries: the Women’s Health Options in Edmonton and Kensington in Calgary. Bill 9, the “Protecting Choice for Women Accessing Health Care ... (Continue reading)

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Cyril Winter, RIP

Cyril Winter, RIP

First person arrested under Ontario’s bubble zone law dies Cy Winter, the first Ontarian charged under the province's new bubble zone law, passed away. Cyril Winter, 70, passed away March 9 at the Ottawa Heart Center following complications from stenting surgery to fix several coronary arteries. Hours before he passed away, Winter wrote on Facebook: ... (Continue reading)

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CLC protests bubble zone

CLC protests bubble zone

On Feb. 1, the first day that the Safe Access to Abortion law came into effect in Ontario, 40 pro-life supporters in Ottawa called for the bubble zone law to be repealed. Demonstrating outside the 50-meter bubble zone surrounding the Morgentaler abortuary on Bank Street in the nation’s capital, the pro-life advocates carried signs calling attention to the restricted free speech zone: “Aid to women ends here” and “Free speech ... (Continue reading)

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CLC advice regarding bubble zones

Editor’s Note: On Feb. 1, Campaign Life Coalition issued an advisory for pro-life advocates regarding the Safe Access for Abortion Services Act.. The totalitarian bubble zone law is in force as of today, Feb. 1. Here are five things you should know and do: All eight private abortion facilities in Ontario have an automatic 50 metre bubble zone. We encourage you to continue your peaceful pro-life outreach, but when you do, please observe the law and stand outside of the bubble zone. Unlike ... (Continue reading)

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