OTTAWA, September 28, 2012, ( – Campaign Life Coalition Canada (CLC) reminds pro-lifers across the country that the annual Life Chain event will soon take place in approximately 200 communities across Canada.


Each year on the first Sunday of October, pro-lifers throughout Canada join their brothers and sisters in the United States in a powerful street witness campaign that proclaims the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

In Canada this year, the traditional date – the first Sunday in October – has been changed in most locations to Sunday, September 30th, because of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

“If you’re somebody who has supported the pro-life movement from afar, but never had the courage to get involved, Life Chain is an excellent way to dip your toe in the water,” says CLC National President Jim Hughes. “All you have to do is stand on the sidewalk with other pro-lifers holding a sign for an hour or so, and pray! Can it get any easier?”

Life Chains in most locations take place from 2 to 3 p.m.

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Participants stand in witness for one hour, peacefully and prayerfully holding signs reading “Abortion Hurts Women”; “Jesus Forgives and Heals”; “Adoption: The Loving Option”; “Abortion Kills Children”; and “Pregnant? Need Help?” followed by a toll-free phone number, before passers-by and motorists.

See information on all Life Chains in the United States here.

Information on locations, dates and times of Life Chains across Canada is available here.

To obtain contact information for the local organizers of each Life Chain, please phone CLC at (416) 204-9749 or 1-800-730-5358, or e-mail [email protected]. If you don’t see a location near you, contact your local Right to Life office or Campaign Life Coalition.



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