The following appeared October 18 on LfeSiteNews.com.
Pro-life heroines Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner received medals from the Governor General of Canada this week in recognition of their “contribution to Canada.”
The activists are internationally renowned for having been arrested and jailed numerous times for violating abortion clinic ‘bubble zones,’ while peacefully seeking to council abortion-bound moms to choose life. In fact, Wagner is currently in jail, after her arrest in August for witnessing at the Woman’s care Clinic in Toronto.
Pro-life member of parliament Maurice Vellacott, who nominated the women for the award, told LifeSiteNews that “like Martin Luther King and other human rights reformers, Mary [and Linda are] using civil disobedience to further a just cause.”
“Peaceful civil disobedience is an appropriate method when trying to protect defenseless, voiceless human beings in the womb from butchery and death.”
Vellacott said that the actions of these two women remind everyone that “I am my brother’s keeper.”
The Diamond Jubilee Medal commemorates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. To celebrate the anniversary, the Governor General of Canada has awarded 60,000 medals that honor Canadians for significant contributions and achievements….
Earlier this week LifeSiteNewsreported the incredible story of how a woman in jail with Wagner recently went up to the pro-life activist and told her how she was in an abortion clinic during one of Wagner’s arrests, and that Wagner’s example convinced her to keep her baby.
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