Jim Demers, the B.C. pro-lifer who rebuilt a machine used for suction abortions, is spending 30 days in jail in Kamloops.
Demers was found guilty of theft, possession of stolen property and mischief in January 1985 (see Interim, September 1987). He was sentenced to 18 months probation, together with 100 hours of community work. In addition, he was ordered to pay the hospital $2,025.74.
When Demers decided he could not in conscience pay the hospital to replace its abortion machine, he was charged with breach of probation. Still refusing to pay, Demers was sentenced to 30 days in jail.