VANCOUVER, July 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vancouver Sun reports today that police in Vancouver chose not to enforce a new no-protest bubble-zone around the site of an abortion clinic scheduled to open next week. The order to place the bubble zone around the building, even prior to abortions being committed, was made by the radically pro-abortion BC NDP cabinet yesterday and received immediate opposition from the BC Civil Liberties Association. Campaign Life Coalition Youth organized a protest at the Vancouver location and another protest in Toronto outside Women’s College Hospital where RU-486 experimentation is taking place.
The BC government was forced to reconsider trying to place bubble zones on areas where abortions are not yet taking place. Plans to put up a bubble zone around Kelowna General Hospital before the abortion centre had opened were scrapped. Michelle Stewart of the BC Health Ministry said “a bubble zone in Kelowna would not survive a legal challenge.”
The protest in Toronto drew about 45 pro-lifers as well as 12 pro-abortion counter-protesters. The 5 police present and the media noticed the peaceful and prayerful manner of the pro-lifers compared with the angry dozen from the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics. While the pro-lifers prayed, the abortion supporters yelled, blew whistles and shouted slogans like “Jesus Christ is a bigot.” Meanwhile in Vancouver about 25 pro-lifers gathered but they were outnumbered by the media and special security guards hired by the abortion mill. Witnesses told LifeSite that the security guards were reminiscent of the US Secret Service as they communicated by talking into their sleeves and wore earpieces.
Special guests at the Vancouver demonstration were two Canadian pro-life heroines, Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner. Both have been jailed for violating bubble zone restrictions while peacefully trying to save mothers and their babies from abortion.