Two Arrested Inside Vancouver Abortion Facility Bubble Zone NOT Speaking About Abortion

By John-Henry Westen

VANCOUVER, BC, June 18, 2009 ( – At 4:30pm (EST) this afternoon police arrested two BC residents inside the bubble zone outside the Everywoman’s Health Care abortion facility in downtown Vancouver. Donald Spratt, who just received word yesterday from the Supreme Court of Canada that his appeal against a lower court ruling affirming the bubble zone was dismissed, was arrested along with Sissy von Dehn, a local representative of Nurses for Life.

A journalist covering the situation was also handcuffed, had his camera confiscated and was put into the paddy wagon prior to being released.

The BC Access to Abortion Services Act forbids any counsel against abortion to be given within 50 metres of an abortion mill. John Hof, President of Campaign Life Coalition BC is on the scene and informs that those arrested were not counseling against abortion in the bubble zone, but merely informing people of the bubble zone legislation.

Pro-lifers had on one other occasion stood within the bubble zone distributing material about the law. On that occasion police had refrained from arresting the individuals, since they were not breaking the law against abortion counseling within the zone.

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