Thirty-three people attended a silent vigil at the Henderson General Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, on a rainy Father’s Day, June 16, 1985. A protest presentation in honour of Father’s Day was read at the start of the vigil and in part it said:
“The Henderson General Hospital through acts of abortion has shown this hospital to be anti-family. What kind of family is there without a good father at its head?”
“All here present are reminded of the Code of Ethics of the Canadian Medical Association December 1984. The first principle reads: The principles of ethical behaviour for all physicians is ‘Consider first the well-being of the patient.’ Doctors remember the unborn baby is your patient as well as the mother.”
After a closing prayer the protest vigil ended in silence at 4 p.m.