HAMILTON, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) — While being confronted by pro-lifers with pictures of aborted children last night, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to reaffirm his stance on the issue, telling the activists, “I believe in a woman’s right to choose.”
In a video captured Tuesday evening by top Canadian pro-life group Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), Trudeau can be seen and heard defending his stance on abortion while walking outside a bar in downtown Hamilton, Ontario with members of his staff, as pro-lifers from CLC, Hamilton Against Abortion (HAH) and Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) hold signs displaying pictures of abortion victims as part of a “choice chain” demonstration to “expose the injustice of abortion to the public.”
PM Trudeau confronted by abortion victim photography on way to dinner in Hamilton. Watch what he says pic.twitter.com/IeBgTXuzOz
— Campaign Life Coalition (@CampaignLife) January 25, 2023
“Prime minister, do you believe in equal rights for all human beings?” asked one of the female pro-lifers at the demonstration.
“I believe in a woman’s right to choose,” replied Trudeau.
“What about this human who was killed?” rebutted the pro-lifer.
“I will stand up for women’s rights every day,” Trudeau told the woman.
“To kill human beings?” the woman shouted, as Trudeau and those with him began to proceed into the restaurant.
At this point in the video, CLC’s Myles Vosylius, who was recording the event, shouted, “You’re Catholic! You can’t support abortion!”
Another man can be heard shortly after exclaiming, “This slaughter is happening under your watch,” before sarcastically adding, “enjoy your dinner.”
Reacting to Trudeau’s recent remarks, Vosylius expressed shock at the prime minister’s “audacity.”
“In the midst of seeing ‘choice chain,’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had the audacity to say ‘I support a woman’s right to choose,'” Vosylius told LifeSiteNews via email.
“The whole point of ‘choice chain’ is to show the bloody murder of abortion and how nobody has the right to choose bloody murder … [apparently] Trudeau thinks otherwise,” he added.
Vosylius explained to LifeSiteNews that CLC, HAH and CCRB had converged for a “choice chain” to “show Trudeau the evils of abortion,” adding that instead, the “sinister” Trudeau seemed “unaffected in his soul when he saw these images of the poor babies that were lost to abortion.”
As mentioned by Vosylius in the video, despite Trudeau being an avid supporter of abortion, he is indeed a baptized Catholic, and as recently as 2011 has identified as such.
However, Trudeau no longer commonly identifies himself as Catholic publicly, and for years has remained politically committed to promoting abortion, same-sex “marriage,” transgenderism and other agendas considered gravely sinful by the Church.
In fact, Trudeau’s comments on Tuesday are in line with numerous actions taken by his government since he was elected prime minister in 2015.
UPDATE (3/30/23): Fr. Fidelis is jailed along with another pro-life hero
Father Fidelis has been sentenced to 270 days in jail by a Michigan court, while fellow Red Rose rescuer Matthew Connolly was sentenced to 90 days in jail and told to pay fines.
The CFR priest will serve his sentence (90 days per 3 charges) concurrently, so he will be behind bars for 3 months.
Like their companions Elizabeth Wagi and Jacob Gregor, who received lighter penalties, Moscinski and Connolly were pronounced guilty of “trespassing, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace/interfering with a business” on February 24, 2023 at the 46th District Courthouse in Southfield, Michigan.
Wagi received 18 months’ probation with fines and was ordered not to go anywhere near an abortion facility or her co-defendants. Gregor got 12 months’ probation with fines and 10 days community service. He was told not to speak to convicted church members.
LifeSiteNews is still awaiting news of Dr. Monica Miller and Laura Gies, who were found guilty of trespassing and resisting arrest.
The Southfield trial stemmed from a Red Rose Rescue at the Northland Family Planning abortion center, one of three abortion centers owned and operated by Renee Chelian, on April 23, 2021.
Pro-life priest and Red Rose Rescuer Fr. Fidelis Moscinski has been found guilty of violating the Freedom to Access Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.
Yesterday Fr. Fidelis was convicted of the federal crime for a July 2022 “lock and block” rescue he conducted at a Planned Parenthood in Hempstead, New York. The priest is scheduled to be sentenced on April 24 and faces up to six months in federal prison.
Sign the petition to let Fr. Fidelis know you support him and are praying for him.
A Pennsylvania court issued a split ruling against a pro-life Franciscan priest and activist arrested after he entered an abortion clinic to help women choose life.
Father Christopher “Fidelis” Moscinski was found guilty of two misdemeanor charges and not guilty of a felony trespass and a misdemeanor resist, for participating in a Red Rose Rescue at a Planned Parenthood.
Fr. Moscinski entered the clinic on August 27, 2021 with red roses and pro-life literature ready to hand out to women and persuading them to choose life for their children.
Fr. Fidelis has participated in many Red Rose Rescues at abortion centers, and for this has been imprisoned multiple times.
He was also previously arrested for trying to save babies in Ohio in June 2021 and in New Jersey in January 2020.
After the court decision, Fr. Fidelis urged people to “continue keeping all pro-lifers anywhere who are facing charges, especially federal charges, in your prayers, and that God can bring some good out of this unjust persecution.”
Sign this petition today to let Fr. Fidelis know you stand with him and his heroic fight to save unborn lives from abortion.
Fellow pro-life activist and Red Rose Rescuer Will Goodman told LifeSite’s Jim Hale that the court’s ruling to drop one felony and reject another was a “big victory.”But the crackdown on pro-lifers continues!
Just recently the Biden administration targeted Fr. Fidelis and other pro-life activists for Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) violation charges.
This same law was also used by the FBI to raid the home of pro-life Catholic dad Mark Houck last month.
It’s really a disgrace that in America pro-lifers are increasingly being attacked and persecuted simply because they stand for life.
Fr. Fidelis Moscinski needs your prayers and support now more than ever as he continues to fearlessly battle for the unborn.
SIGN THIS PETITION TODAY to tell Fr. Fidelis you stand with him and his courageous fight!
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In 2016, Trudeau’s Liberals pledged $81.5 million to the United Nations’ Population Fund to pay for abortions and other so-called “sexual and reproductive health services” abroad.
In 2017, on International Women’s Day, Trudeau announced a whopping $650 million international abortion fund to help proliferate the availability of the fatal practice in the “world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.”
In 2020, the Trudeau government’s $159.5 million pledge to help combat the coronavirus in developing countries also included funding for abortion.
Beyond just funding for abortion, Trudeau has also publicly defended the practice on numerous occasions.
After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 pro-abortion landmark decision Roe v. Wade last summer, Trudeau called the ruling “horrific,” adding that his “heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion.”
As for CLC, tomorrow the organization’s president, Jeff Gunnarson, is hosting a rally in Ottawa, Ontario, outside the Supreme Court of Canada, to read publicly a letter he wrote to Trudeau on the topic of abortion.
The rally is taking place just two days before the 35-year anniversary of the court’s ruling in the Morgentaler case that struck down the previous abortion law and left Canada a nation without any legal protection for preborn children.