FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2016
CAMBRIDGE, ON – Each year Cambridge Right to Life organizes an Annual Protest Walk and visit with a government representative. This year we will be visiting MPP Kathryn McGarry’s office on Friday, January 29th, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
By our presence in a peaceful picket, we will be commemorating the anniversary of the day the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada’s abortion law which took away all legal protection for children in the womb. Although the Court urged politicians to establish a new abortion law to regulate the procedure, no politician or political party has brought forward any such legislation in the past twenty-eight years. Since then, over two million babies have been killed in the womb as a consequence of this neglect. This brings the death toll by abortion to a staggering 4.8 million children since 1969 in our country.
“This lack of respect for human life is now paving the way for euthanasia and assisted suicide in our province and country,” said Camilla Gunnarson, Director of Cambridge Right to Life. While these issues are federally mandated, regulatory measures fall under provincial jurisdiction. We believe there is much the provincial government can do to restore a respect for human life and bring dignity to all.
“It is no accident that the push to offer assisted suicide and euthanasia is occurring at a time when our aging population is struggling to access good-quality home care and palliative care services,” said Gunnarson.“ Offering death as a form of health care is an indication we have lost sight of how to truly care for our loved ones. Physicians should kill the pain, not the patient. That is why we will ask MPP McGarry to ensure that Ontarians have universal access to ethical end of life care and pain management, not universal access to doctors willing to kill them or help them commit suicide.”
About Cambridge Right to Life:
Cambridge Right to Life provides a voice for the unborn, women hurt by abortion, the infirm, those with disabilities and the aged, through educational means.
Camilla Gunnarson, Director of Cambridge Right to Life at 519. 623.1850 or 519. 222.4421 (cell) or