CANADIAN PRO-LIFERS ASK FOR HALT TO ABORTIONS DURING
TORONTO, July 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) - Campaign Life
Coalition (CLC) has called on all Canadian hospitals
and abortion facilities to establish a moratorium on abortions during the Pope's
visit. In an official release CLC National President Jim Hughes said: "We
are calling on every hospital and abortion facility in Canada and particularly
in Toronto to hold a life-affirming moratorium on abortion during this visit by
the Holy Father."
The release explained that "on July 23, 2002, the world's pilgrim for
peace, the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, will come to Toronto to lead the
World Youth Day celebrations. This man, who embodies the ideals society so
desperately desires, stands firm against any attacks on human life in every
stage of development. Pope John Paul II has been an outspoken advocate against
the killing of innocent babies before their births."
Hughes concluded: "This man is a symbol of hope for a world which lacks
peace and respect for life. Surely during the time of his visit we can spare the
lives of defenseless pre-born children."