Group also initiates independent investigation into fire

The president of Campaign Life Coalition says the pro-life community is tired of being blamed for something it didn’t do.

Now Jim Hughes is prepared to offer big money to prove the movement’s innocence.

The responsibility for the May 1992 fire-bomb which destroyed Henry Morgentaler’s Toronto abortuary has always rested squarely on the shoulders of the pro-life movement.

Though no arrests were made, many in the media and the pro-abortion movement have refused to badge from their original snap judgement.  The unproven allegations have been used by the pro-abortion movement to push the government and courts to invoke injunctions which limit pro-life activism.

In January, CLC announced that it will offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit.

“The pro-life community is tire of being blamed and persecuted for a crime we did not commit,” Hughes said.

Further, he announced that CLC has launched an independent investigation into the arson case.  “The police did a fine job but got nowhere.  We believe someone who may not talk to the police will talk with us.”

Former Metro Toronto Police officer David Packer will carry out the private investigation.  Packer is remembered for being disciplined for his refusal to guard the Morgentaler clinic in 1987.