Ottawa, May 9, 2019 – Thousands of Canadians will gather on Parliament Hill today for the 22nd National March for Life, which this year marks 50 years since abortion was decriminalized under Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau on May 14, 1969. In these last 50 years, more than 4 million children have been killed in the womb. Today, 1 baby is aborted for every 4 born, and by end of day today, almost 300 lives will be aborted across this nation. Canadians will be marching because they refuse to let another 50 years of this human rights injustice pass by.
“We march because we want to make abortion unthinkable,” said Margie Mountain, Co-Chair of the National March for Life. “We march to show this current government, and those who are trying to silence our message of life inside parliament and in the public square, that we will not be bullied into submission.”
Under this current government, hundreds of millions of tax payer dollars have been spent on promoting and committing abortions in the developing world including in countries where abortion remains illegal, the use of the deadly abortion drug (Mifegymiso) has been permitted and continues to expand, businesses and faith-based organizations have been coerced into swearing fidelity to so called ‘reproductive rights’ in order to receive summer job grants, pro-life organizations have been discriminated against, and violence against pro-life Canadians has risen, with several cases of abortion activists assaulting peaceful pro-life demonstrators.
“Regardless of the persecution pro-life Canadians may face, we remain undeterred,” said Jeff Gunnarson President of Campaign Life Coalition. “We will prove this today at the National March for Life and at the ballot box in October.”
Confirmed speakers for the National March for Life include:
Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, producers of Gosnell – The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,
Abby Johnson, founder of And Then There Were None and Author of Unplanned
Steve Karlen, Campaign Director & Matt Britton, General Counsel for 40 Days for Life.
MP David Anderson, Cypress Hills—Grasslands, Saskatchewan,
His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.
Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa
Shalyn McGuin, Save the 1
Angelina Steenstra, Canadian Coordinator for Silent No More Awareness Campaign
The rally on Parliament Hill starts at 12:30pm and march through the streets of downtown Ottawa is scheduled for 1:30pm.
About Campaign Life Coalition
Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) is a national, pro-life organization working at all levels of government to secure full legal protection for all human beings from the time of conception (fertilization) to natural death. CLC is the organizer of the annual National March for Life (marchforlife.ca). For more information, visit campaignlifecoalition.com.
Debbie Duval, Campaign Life Coalition, 613-808-4835
Matthew Wojciechowski, Campaign Life Coalition, 647-896-4906
Jeff Gunnarson, Campaign Life Coalition, 519-835-8201