About 50 pro-life demonstrators showed up in front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver on Tuesday, December 10, reported the Vancouver Sun on December 11. (30, according to the Province). The demonstration was directed against Ontario Premier David Peterson, on his first visit to B.C.

Walter Szetela, spokesman for Campaign Life’s B.C. chapter, said he was pleasantly surprised by the turnout: “We planned a small demonstration, perhaps a dozen.”

Christians for Life spokesman Dave Coombs said, according to The Province (Dec. 11), that Peterson has done nothing to close the Morgentaler abortuary since coming to power. “We don’t want Peterson allowing the clinics in Ontario,” said Coombs. “Because the same thing could happen right here in B.C. Abortion is murder.”