THUNDER BAY, Ontario, June 18, 2012 ( – Pro-life activists with the Canadian cross-country New Abortion Caravan were shocked Saturday as they were doused with chocolate milk while campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The pro-life project, led by the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform, is travelling from Vancouver to Ottawa with large box-bodied trucks featuring graphic images of aborted babies. They have faced strong opposition in many of the communities they have visited, with counter-protests led in part by the Canadian Auto Workers Union, Canada’s largest private sector union.

A Youtube video depicts a man, a local resident and business owner, walking behind several women holding signs with graphic images while he pours chocolate milk over them. He was stopped by police before he was able to empty a second carton on the pro-lifers.

“Arrest me. I don’t care,” says the man. “I’m speaking for everybody around here. We put all this money together, trying to beautify our neighbourhood, and you come in here…”

After the incident, the pro-life activists continued their campaign and delivered a presentation, as scheduled, in Thunder Bay that evening.

“We are disturbed that this man would bully and assault young women trying to speak up for other women as well as children,” said Stephanie Gray, executive director of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform.

“But we are inspired by the calm response of our team members who refuse to fight violence with violence.  By their actions, my courageous colleagues echoed the sentiment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who once said, ‘We will match your ability to inflict suffering with our ability to endure suffering.’”