KITCHENER, Ontario, April 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Police have filed public mischief charges against a pro-abortion activist determined to have fabricated an attack by a pro-lifer.
In March, an unidentified, 41-year-old Kitchener woman told authorities that a man had called her a “murderer” and thrown a bucket of red paint at her outside of the Charles and Borden Tim Hortons, CBC News reports. The woman was a participant in area pro-abortion rallies and claimed to have been harassed for her stance on previous occasions, the Record adds.
However, following a hate crime investigation, the police concluded it was a hoax.
“At the conclusion of the investigation, detectives have determined the assault did not take place,” Waterloo Regional Police Service spokesperson Cherri Greeno announced Wednesday.
As a result, the abortion advocate has been charged with public mischief, a crime that carries a prison sentence of up to five years. She declined to comment on the case to CBC.
Her false claim led the nearby SHORE Centre, which dispenses abortion pills and provides referrals for surgical abortions, to lock its front doors.
“SHORE Centre would like to thank the Waterloo Regional Police Service for their support over the past few weeks and for their thorough investigation,” the abortion facility said in a statement.
But while the lockdown is lifted and the “anti-abortion violence” never happened, SHORE executive director Lyndsey Butcher told the Record that she thinks it’s “only a matter of time” before pro-life activists arrive, thanks to its recent decision to begin dispensing abortion pills.
The Record adds that SHORE has applied for a “safe zone” of one block in all directions, to prevent pro-lifers from protesting the facility or interacting with staff or clients. A 50-meter Ontario buffer zone law took effect in February, and this week lawmakers announced they will pursue a similar law in Alberta as well.