Calgary’s principal abortion provider has abandoned its suit against a pro-life pregnancy counselling service. “This is a great legal victory for us to operate unchallenged by the abortionists,” said local Campaign Life President, Michael Malley of the Calgary Board of Health’s decision November 14 to discontinue its action against the Calgary Family Planning Centre.
Since September 1986, the Board of Health’s has been seeking an injunction against Campaign Life’s pregnancy counselling service for the use of ‘family planning’ in its name.
Successful court injunctions in the U.S. have forced neutral image crisis pregnancy centres to put pro-life signs on their doors and to answer the phone with a pro-life message, said a relieved Malley.
Over 1200 abortion-minded women have elected to keep their babies after contacting the Calgary Family Planning Centre through six different listings in the telephone directory.
“In Calgary the Calgary Crisis Pregnancy Centre sees about 800 clients a year, we see about 1200 and the Birth Control Association claims to see about 1800 a year,” Malley commented. “So it seems our approach is beginning to be serious rival for the abortion-bound woman in Calgary and the surrounding area.”