The third meeting of National pro-life groups was held in Winnipeg on October 5, concurrent to the Campaign Life annual directors meeting. The Presidents of Alliance for Life, Campaign Life and Coalition for the Protection of Human Life continued discussions aimed at further unifying the movement and solidifying pro-life support.
Following a recommendation from the directors of Campaign Life, it was decided that National Prayer for Life Week will be held in May 1987, with the cooperation of all groups. Further details of this project and others, aimed at raising the pro-life profile will be announced soon.
Approval in principle was given for the production of a film highlighting the history of the pro-life movement in Canada. Funding for this project is yet to be determined.
Alliance for Life, Campaign Life and Coalition for Life joined together in condemning the decision of Statistics Canada to cease compiling abortion statistics, and a press release to this effect was issued in Ottawa following the meeting. All three groups will be asking their supporters to write to their MPs demanding a reversal of this decision.
The next meeting of the National groups will take place in Ottawa in December during the national directors’ meeting of Coalition for Life.