FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Anti-Abortion Youth Activists Across Canada Mourn Morgentaler Anniversary

January 28, 2013: For Immediate Release

25 Years of Bloodshed: Anti-Abortion Youth Activists Across Canada Mourn Morgentaler Anniversary

Toronto, ON. On this the 25 anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Morgentaler decision which threw out Canada’s abortion law, young people from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform are taking to the streets today—with bloody, gruesome abortion imagery.  Starting at 6:30pm in Toronto, CCBR educators will protest with hand-held abortion signs outside the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics’ celebration of the Morgentaler decision at Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave, Toronto).  Other activists will demonstrate in Windsor and London, as well as out west in Calgary and Prince George.

“January 28 is a solemn day that impacts every Canadian, whether they realize it or not. Due to R. v. Morgentaler, our streets are emptier, our pre-born brothers and sisters live tenuously in a state of constant danger, and a generation of girls has been sold the insidious lie that their sons and daughters are disposable for any arbitrary reason at all,” said Stephanie Gray, executive director of CCBR who was just 7 years old when the Morgentaler decision passed.

“A new generation of young people are rising up to say stop killing our generation,” she continued. “Canada has failed miserably to live up to the standards of our Constitution and our Charter. When we say 'everyone' has a right to life, we need to mean everyone, including the youngest of our kind.”

Gray said that her group uses graphic abortion imagery because “pre-born childrens’ silent screams cannot be heard but their broken bodies can be seen—which cry out for justice.”

Demonstration locations and times:

Toronto: 6:30pm @ 2 Sussex Avenue

Windsor: 12pm @ Oulette Ave and Wyandotte St

London: 5pm @ Sarnia Rd and Western Rd

Calgary: 6pm @ 1133 Kensington Rd

Prince George: 10:30 @ Prince George Regional Hospital on 15th Ave

Victoria: 8am @ Douglas St & Yates St

For interviews and comments, please contact Stephanie Gray at 647-472-7770 (cell).

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