As New Abortion Caravan heads to Toronto, activist vandalized pro-life truck with coat hanger

TORONTO, Ontario, June 27, 2012 ( – The New Abortion Caravan has arrived in Toronto, it’s second last stop before heading to Ottawa on Canada Day.

Bloody images of aborted fetuses are being circulated around the city of Toronto today and Thursday by the Caravan’s trucks.

This activity of the New Abortion Caravan comes on the heels of the group’s presence in London Monday, where the Canadian Auto Workers Union organized a rally opposing the pro-lifers.  One of the speakers at the CAW rally, a representative from Occupy London, jumped up onto the back of the pro-lifers’ truck, vandalized their images and assaulted one of their team members.

The pro-lifers say they remain undeterred, even with a scheduled protest by CAW of their presentation on Thursday.

Stephanie Gray, spokesperson for The New Abortion Caravan said, “If people are so horrified that they can’t stand to look at abortion, then why are they tolerating abortion?  We will make the killing visible so that it becomes intolerable.”

“Right now, it is invisible and tragically it is considered very tolerable.  But a civil society should never tolerate dismembering, decapitating, and disemboweling the bodies of babies,” she added.

The group of young people travelling with Gray, mostly in their 20s, will be hitting the streets of Toronto with handheld signs, graphic abortion posters, as well as with trucks with billboard-size images.

The anti-abortion group’s activity has raised the ire of abortion supporters, like Joyce Arthur of Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada who said calling the New Abortion Caravan by its name is a “sacrilege.”  Margot Dunn, one of the original caravaners from 1970 said the New Abortion Caravan was “horrifying.”

In 1970, a group of self-described “furious women” drove from Vancouver to Ottawa with 2 goals: repeal the abortion laws and secure free abortion on demand.  They achieved their goals 18 years later with the Supreme Court’s Morgentaler decision.

The New Abortion Caravan is controversial because it is retracing the old caravan’s steps with an 18 year plan to, Gray said, redeem Canadian history.  The campaign began in Vancouver on May 29 with Canuck’s hockey singer, Mark Donnelly, singing O Canada at their event.

The New Abortion Caravan’s presentation in Toronto will take place Thursday June 28 at 7:30 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 268 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto.

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