I am constantly challenged by the witness of true heroes in the pro-life movement.

When I see women like Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner enduring months and even years of jail time to defend our right to rescue babies from abortion, when I see mothers like Jessica Council giving up their lives for the sake of their unborn children, when I see Phill Kline risking his legal career to prosecute Planned Parenthood, it forces me to ask myself: am I really doing all that I can?

Even more, as a Christian who believes this battle is first and foremost against principalities and powers, it challenges me to renew my prayer life, to make a deeper commitment to holiness.

This is precisely why LifeSiteNews is committed to publishing these tales of heroism in the pro-life struggle.

Just like the Christian Church was built through the blood of the martyrs, so too the end of abortion can only be won by the sacrifices of pro-life citizens: you and me.

We do these stories because one of the most effective ways to empower the pro-life movement is to set before it these models of true sacrifice for the cause.

Linda Gibbons, who has spent nearly half of the last 20 years in jail for persistently violating a Toronto bubble zone, shares that she was asked one time by a reporter: “Are you pro-lifers really acting like abortion is murder?”

Considering the question, she told LifeSiteNews in 2011: “When we’re having unborn children slaughtered at the rate we are in Canada, … should our lives go on as normal?”

“When we begin to suffer for the unborn … that’s when we’re going to impact society,” she added. “The Church is not hurting enough for the unborn. 

“When we start feeling their hurt in a real concrete way, then things are going to change, because then we’re saying very clearly that this cannot go on.”

Even though we may not all be called at this moment to give up our liberty by going to jail, or to give up our lives because of a difficult pregnancy, to pour ourselves out in the pursuit of justice for the unborn is not optional.

We’re all called to sacrifice in our own way, but sacrifice we must.

And, of course, sacrifice you are. Across North America, pro-lifers spend their time and energy working or volunteering at pregnancy centres, witnessing outside abortion facilities, lobbying politicians, and running prayer vigils.

LifeSiteNews survives only because of the immense sacrifices of you, our loyal readers, who support us so steadfastly in our quarterly fundraising campaigns, even if it’s just a few dollars here and there.

We are astounded again and again by the sacrificial generosity of our donors.

But, knowing how much you already do for the cause, we’re in a position right now where we simply have to ask that you consider whether you can dig even just a little deeper for us this time.

We only have a short amount of time left in the campaign, and a significant amount to raise.

Whatever you can contribute will help us to continue publishing these inspiring tales of pro-life heroism, as well as the rest of our principle-driven news coverage on the most crucial issues of the day.

I urge you, please, to consider making some sacrifice to support LifeSiteNews’ crucial mission of truth.

Thank you,


Patrick Craine
Canadian Bureau Chief


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