Mary Wagner was arrested on Dec. 12 and charged with two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and one of causing mischief under $5,000 after allegedly entering the Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic abortion facility to counsel women to choose life rather than have an abortion.
A source close to Wagner told LifeSiteNews that Wagner talked to three women in the abortuary waiting room before being accosted by facility staff. Two police officers arrived and escorted Wagner from the building at 2425 Bloor Street and warned her she would be arrested if she returned. She returned to the abortion facility and was then arrested.
On Dec. 17, Wagner, 41, appeared via video at College Park Court in Toronto where she refused bail conditions and told the court she would defend herself in the proceedings. She will remain in custody and no trial date has been set.
At the pretrial hearing, Justice of the Peace Tina Wassenaar asked Wagner, “if you were given release papers, you would refuse to sign?” Wagner suggested agreement with the statement and the matter was ruled to be within the jurisdiction of Toronto’s Old City Hall Court, where the case will be heard.
Wagner was scheduled to be in court on Dec. 23.