“You’re killing babies,” said Shirley Witt as she met Ian Scott, Ontario’s Attorney General.
Witt, reported the Pembroke Advertiser on December 18, was one of about 14 quiet protestors outside the Heritage Inn during Scott’s visit to the city. Outside temperatures were – 18 degrees Celsius yet the protestors followed Scott on his tour during the day.
Among the picketers were members of the Arnprior Right to Life group, Lutherans for Life, the political group Coalition for Life and the Renfrew County Right to Life Association.
Scott emerged from a breakfast meeting to talk to the demonstrators and defend the government’s non-action on Morgentaler’s Toronto abortion clinic. Spokesman Frank Foley said they were pleased with the chance of speaking to Scott, but were not pleased with what the Attorney General had to say.