BRAMPTON, Ont. – Pro-lifers in Brampton, northwest of Toronto have scheduled a National Memorial of Mourning (MOM), for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9 to raise community awareness of the wide-ranging impact of abortion.

The event, to be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Brampton, is part of Respect for Life Week, May 4-9. It is similar to memorial events held throught the United States for unborn children lost to abortion.

According to one organizer, the purpose of the Memorial of Mourning is to bring awareness to the community that in every abortion procedure, a child dies, the mother forfeits an opportunity to nurture, and a father loses his God-given ability to protect.

The action also gives each child lost to abortion the honor of being remembered as a person created in God’s image.

Mothers, fathers, grandparents, family and friends can come to remember the child and to begin to resolve the feelings and pain associated with abortion. Counsellors will be on hard for support. Call (905) 451-5953 for information.