On the evening of July 6, Toronto area Pro-life supporters held a vigil in support of P.C. David Packer outside 14 Division police station. It was the third such event held to support this brave police constable who refused “guard duty” at Morgentaler’s illegal abortuary.
The vigil was held on the eve of Packer’s second appearance before the Police Commission, at which a trial date of September 8 was set.
About 70 supporters came during the two-hour vigil. Signs bearing slogans such as “Dave Packer – guardian angel for the unborn,” and Prosecute Morgentaler not Packer” were carried.
Handouts describing the reason for the vigil were delivered to neighbours and passers by. Members of the community were overwhelmingly supportive of Packer’s action.