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Thursday, May 10, 2018

#BreakingNews over 10,000 at March for Life in Canada's Capital with many #ProLife Youth

Thousands of Pro-Lifer's participated in the National March for Life on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The crowd was addressed on Parliament Hill by two Catholic Cardinals, one MP and the head of a Parental Rights Group. There were about 75-100 counter-protesters; these caused the pro-lifers to turn around and re-route. Cardinal Collins of Toronto said to the marchers: 
“There is great power in silence,” he said, suggesting to make the March a “silent pilgrimage of deep prayer.” 
“Only in that disposition will we see the way in which these great evils will be overcome,” he said.
Cardinal Collins explained that Political action alone is not the answer because  changes need to be made in the human heart and only prayer can do that.
“It’s wonderful to see everyone here today,” he said. “It’s a place where we come to express our views as citizens of this country.”
“We are here to loudly and clearly profess our support for life, for the sanctity of life from the first moment of conception to natural death.” 
Another Cardinal also addressed the crowd in French. “I am pro-life,” said Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix of Quebec, said. “Why? I don’t know any other way to live.”
At least 10 Catholic bishops were present on the Hill, including Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine and Kingston Archbishop Brendan O’Brien.
Conservative MP Harold Albrecht (pic left) explained to the crowd that Canada destroys the lives of 100,000 unborn children a year.
“Governments are judged by how they treat their most vulnerable,” he said. “There’s no question the most vulnerable among us are those living their first nine months in their mother’s womb.”
“Human rights must be extended to these smallest members of our human family,” he said.
“It’s time for Canada to come into line with every democracy in the world and extend legal protection for pre-born children,” Albrecht said.
Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Tanya Granic Allen, who was disqualified by the party leader Doug Ford, also addressed the crowd.  “You stand for human rights for the unborn and for free speech, just like I do,” she said.

“I tell you today I commit to you, I will continue to be a very strong voice for the families and for the children of Ontario. And for the unborn,” Allen said. “Please, I ask you, raise your voices and stand with me, and use your voice so we together can make Ontario and make Canada, this great nation, the place it should be where we have human rights and free speech for all.”
“Remember you are the shining hope, the candle in the darkness when you get back home,” organizer Jim Hughes said.

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