Pro-life groups in Canada’s largest province are promising to challenge a new law the provincial legislature just approved.
It bans practically any pro-life activity within 50 meters of an abortion facility … which could certainly have an adverse impact on 40 Days for Life. There are currently nine 40 Days for Life vigils in Ontario.
Among other things, the buffer zone bill prohibits advising a person not to get an abortion.
There is concern that the simple act of praying on the sidewalk could be punished by six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.
According to Jim Hughes of Canada’s Campaign Life Coalition, “This law is the first step in silencing and criminalizing speech that is not the official opinion of the state.”
Please keep our Ontario campaigns in your prayers.