Nurses for Life

Rita Burnie, pro-life nurse, RIP

Rita Burnie, pro-life nurse, RIP

Rita Burnie, who with her sisters Helen (deceased) and Mary, long served in the frontlines of the Canadian pro-life movement. She passed away last Dec. 13th. Burnie, a nurse, had been active in the pro-life movement since 1984 when she first picketed Morgentaler’s newly opened Toronto abortuary. “I went in to nursing to save lives,” Burnie is quoted as saying Grace Petrasek’s book in Silhouette’s Against the Snow: Profiles of Canadian Defenders ... (Continue reading)

Nurses for Life revived

Nurses for Life revived

Almost on its deathbed a few short months ago, Canadian Nurses for Life is back, perhaps stronger than ever, with two national co-ordinators taking the reins and ready to steer the organization through the stormy seas of pro-life activism in the medical sphere. Outgoing national co-ordinator Mary Lynn McPherson had sounded the alarm in 2009, warning that Canadian Nurses for Life faced extinction if new leadership was not forthcoming to relieve her ... (Continue reading)