Linda Gibbons begins fourth week in jail: case deferred to October 6

The pro-life prisoner of conscience has already been jailed 21 days.
Tue Sep 22, 2015 - 3:20 pm EST
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Linda Gibbons is interviewed by the Sun News Network immediately after her release from court Wednesday morning. Tony Gosgnach / LifeSiteNews

TORONTO, September 22, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life prisoner of conscience Linda Gibbons faces another two weeks incarceration, to add to the 21 days she has already spent in jail, after her case was deferred Tuesday at College Park Court to October 6.

The 67-year-old grandmother was arrested September 2 outside the Morgentaler abortion center at 727 Hillsdale Avenue, and subsequently charged with disobeying a court order and obstructing a peace officer.

A representative for Gibbons’s lawyer, Daniel Santoro, was present for Gibbon’s September 22 court appearance, via video camera from Vanier Centre for Women in Milton.

Santoro’s representative requested a two-week deferment because the Crown is in the process of assigning a new prosecutor to the case. LifeSiteNews contacted the Ontario attorney-general’s office for further details, but had not heard back by deadline.

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A 1999 permanent injunction bans certain activities within 500 feet of the Morgentaler abortion center.

At the time of her arrest, Gibbons was walking back and forth in front of the Morgentaler abortion facility, housed in an office building in Toronto’s East York district, holding her trademark sign of a crying baby and the words “Why Mom? When I have so much love to give?”

She has spent 10 years, seven months and now three weeks in jail for various convictions, including obstructing a peace officer and disobeying a court order, because of her non-violent witness to women and unborn children immediately threatened by the violence of abortion.

Gibbons remains silent in court and refuses bail conditions that would require her to stay away from abortion centers, in solidarity with the unborn children who have no voice or choice.

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