10 May 2018 March for Life 2018
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On Thursday May 10, 2018, thousands of Canadians are gathered in Ottawa to show how much pre-born human rights matter to them. Men, women and children, young and old, take time out of their lives because they care deeply about the lives of others.
“It’s sad that we’ve had to do this for so many years,” said Mike Schouten, Director of We Need a Law, a national campaign advocating for laws that protect pre-born children. “But the fact that so many people show up every single year shows that we’re committed to never giving up. This is something that matters too much.”
“It is always encouraging to see so many pro-lifers in one place,” continued Schouten. “This is one of the largest marches that happens in Canada annually. Obviously, human rights matter to a lot of people, and we hope they will consider why Canada is the only country in the world with zero regulations surrounding the procedure of abortion. Right now, abortion is completely unregulated by our government resulting in over 15,000 abortions occurring after the point where it is illegal in many other countries around the world.”
We Need a Law advocates for laws that begin to get Canada in line with international guidelines. For example, limiting abortion in some cases, such as banning sex-selective abortions and ending abortions after the first trimester, would be similar to countries like Germany, France and Spain. They also promote informed consent and laws that recognize pre-born children as victims if their mother is killed as a result of violent crime.
The March for Life events begin with a rally on Parliament Hill at 12:30 pm, followed by the March at 1:30, with everything wrapping up around 4 pm.
Mike Schouten will be in Ottawa for the March for Life and is available for interviews throughout the day. Please contact Alicia Ibbitson at 778-858-2461 or [email protected] to arrange a suitable time.