OTTAWA, May 15 (LSN) – About 700 pro-lifers, including 27 federal politicians (2 PCs, 6 Liberals,  15 Reformers, and 4 Senators) and clergy from various Christian denominations took part in a pro-life rally on Parliament Hill yesterday, marking the 29th anniversary of legal abortion in Canada.  After marching from the Supreme Court building to the Hill, demonstrators heard speeches denouncing Canada’s “Day of Infamy”—May 14, 1969, the day Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal government legalized abortion.  The heads of various Canadian pro-life groups—including Campaign Life Coalition, Human Life International Canada, Alliance for Life Ontario, Movement En Faveur de la Vie, and St. Joseph’s Workers for Life and Family—addressed the crowd. Several pro-life federal politicians also spoke, including interim PC leader Elsie Wayne, Reformer Jason Kenney, Liberals Tom Wappel and Dan McTeague, and Senator John Forrestall, who voted against the 1969 law while still in the House of Commons.  Signs reminded onlookers of the 2 million Canadian children killed by abortion in the past 29 years, but also called out to mothers in crisis, saying, “You Can Save Your Baby.”  To date, only CTV is known to have covered the remarkable event.


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