Thanks to everyone who came out to meet our newly elected MPP, Rob Leone to discuss defunding of abortion. Below is the letter we presented to Mr. Leone. You can find his comments in the video below:

Dear Mr. Leone,

Congratulations on your victory in earning the responsibility and privilege of representing the citizens of Cambridge North Dumfries.

Each year, Cambridge Right to Life takes the time to visit our government representatives on the anniversary of the day the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada’s abortion law, in order to shed light on the fact that another 100,000 pre-born Canadian children were not granted any legal protection or rights while in the wombs of their mothers. Approximately 35,000 (to 50,000) of those lives should have been Ontario residents.

Under the Liberal leadership of Mr. McGuinty, our province is drowning in debt and genuine areas of healthcare are being neglected, such as treating special needs children, caring for the elderly, purchasing specialized equipment and doctor/nurse shortages.

In the face of difficult economic times, it is illogical to have a healthcare system that is strapped for cash and yet continues to allocate scarce dollars towards the killing of preborn children.

As you are aware, the majority of Ontarians do not want their hard-earned tax dollars to fund abortion on demand. Abortion services cost the province $30-50 million annually, which means Cambridge taxpayers pay approximately $300-500 thousand for this service each year.

In the next four years, under your watch, the taxpayers of Cambridge North Dumfries will spend some $1 – 2 million to fund a medically unnecessary service. That is more than enough to pay for a much-needed magnetic resonance imaging
scanner for Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

We know it is important for you to bring accountability to Queen’s Park and keep our minority government in check. Therefore, we ask that you to make the following resolution to the Ontario Legislature:

That in the opinion of the majority of Ontarians and of this House, the
Legislative Assembly of Ontario requires Premier McGuinty to cease
providing taxpayer’s dollars for the performance of abortions by passing
legislation to de-list abortion as a service covered by the Ontario Health
Insurance Plan. In view of the fact that the Ontario Health Insurance Plan
(OHIP) pays for more than 35,000 medically unnecessary abortions each
year at a cost to taxpayers of at least 30 million dollars and that pregnancy
is not a disease, injury or illness, abortion should not be covered by the
Ontario Health Insurance Plan.

In conclusion, Mr. Leone, we thank you for taking steps to ensure that our health care system will direct its efforts toward life saving treatments and as a result continue to benefit all Ontarians.


Camilla Gunnarson
Cambridge Right to Life