VANCOUVER – Pro-life activist Jim Demers of Nelson, B.C. was released from prison in February on condition that he stay away from the city of Vancouver, unless accompanied by his lawyer, or travelling to a court appearance.

Demers was arrested in December for violating B.C.’s “Bubble Zone” legislation against pro-life demonstrations. He spent the Christmas and New Year’s holidays behind bars.

An innovative pro-lifer, Demers in citing international law to protect the rights of unborn children. His protests outside Vancouver’s Everywomen’s and Bagshaw abortuaries featured banners proclaiming UN and international declarations of the right of every human being to life and security of person.

Demers hopes to have Section 223 of the Canadian Criminal Code declared unconstitutional. That section holds that the unborn have no legal rights until after birth.