Brantford, Ontario. “Hundreds of people lined King George Road and Terrace Hill Street on Saturday, April 13, to tell passing motorists that abortion is wrong,” reported Brantford’s The Expositor.
As lawyer Paul Vandervet, president of the Brant Right to Life, explained, 2,000 people had been the target but they were pleased with the 1,000 who turned up for the Life Chain, the first one held in Canada, he believed.
Participants at the demonstration ranged from leather-clad teenagers to mothers with infant children.
Meanwhile, a few days earlier, Brantford resident Bill Fuller was convicted of violating the city’s sign by-law by putting a large sign on his lawn that read ‘Adoption not abortion.’ He received a suspended sentence.
Mr. Fuller lives in an area zoned as industrial, where only business signs may be put up. Lawyer Paul Vandervet has appealed the ruling.
On the day of the Life Chain Bill Fuller allowed Brant Right to Life to put 250 small wooden crosses represented the number of babies killed in Canada every day.
On May 28, Brant Right to Life will make a presentation to the executive committee of Brantford’s General Hospital Board of Governors opposing the resumption of abortions.
Ontario’s NDP government is bringing pressure to bear on hospitals in every area of the province to provide abortion facilities.