"It is...Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as 'profane novelties of words,' out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: 'This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved' (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim 'Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,' only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself." -- Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 24 (1914)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thousands expected on Parliament Hill for the 15th National March for Life


Ottawa, May, 9, 2012 – On Thursday May 10, 2012, thousands of Canadians will gather in Ottawa on Parliament Hill for the 15th National March for Life to demand legal protection for all human beings from the time of conception to the moment of natural death. The event marks the infamous passing of Trudeau’s Omnibus Bill in 1969 that struck down abortion laws and stripped away protection for Canada’s preborn children.

“In the past forty years, four million preborn children have been killed by abortion, and recently studies show that these include sex-selective abortions,” said Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition. "Unlike the pro-abortion movement which prides itself on supporting the rights of females but ignores the plight of preborn females, participants at the March will be standing up for the right to life for all human beings.”

Along with several Members of Parliament, many well-known pro-life leaders will be in attendance, including Ottawa's Archbishop Terrence Prendergast; Archbishop Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Primate of Canada; Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute and expert on China’s one child policy, Reverend Patrick J. Mahoney, spokesperson for Operation Rescue, members of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and leaders of other faith communities.

"The March has been growing by the thousands each year and in 2011 over 15,000 people participated. We are hoping to attract even more this Thursday," said Mary Ellen Douglas, CLC National Organizer. “There will never be peace on abortion in Canada until the unborn child is recognized as a human being from the time of conception and protected by Canadian law.”

The rally begins on Parliament Hill at 12 noon and thousands will march through the downtown streets of Ottawa at 1:30 pm. Almost one thousand young adults from throughout the province have registered to take part in a youth conference on Friday, May 11, to learn more about current pro-life issues here in Canada.

About Campaign Life Coalition

Campaign Life Coalition is a national, non-profit organization involved in political action and advocacy for legal and cultural change in Canada with respect to protecting human life and the family. It is non-partisan and encourages voting based on principles, not party. For more information visit www.campaignlifecoalition.com.

Media Contacts:
Wanda Hartlin, Campaign Life Coalition Ottawa office, 613-299-2515
Mary Ellen Douglas, Campaign Life Coalition National Organizer, 613-329-1488
Matt Wojciechowski, Campaign Life Coalition National office, 647-896-4906


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