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Record crowd attends Canada’s March for Life

Catholic World News - May 14, 2012

A record crowd of 19,500 gathered in Ottawa on May 10 to attend Canada’s annual March for Life. Most attendees were under 30 years of age.

“Who is our neighbor?” preached Archbishop Terence Prendergast of Ottawa at a Mass at Ottawa’s cathedral. “The poor, the marginalized, the suffering, the defenseless, and yes, even those invisible in the womb.”

“We understand that we need to challenge the false idea that abortion is merely a private and personal decision,” he added. “The truth is that abortion hurts everyone, the developing child in the womb, the mother, the father, the extended family, and even our culture here in Canada.”

Because Canada’s population is less than 11% of that of the United States, a crowd of 19,500 in Canada is comparable to a crowd of almost 180,000 in the US.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - May. 15, 2012 4:47 AM ET USA

    I am so encouraged by the growing numbers of younger prolife people around the world who are simply not deceived by the culture of death! Please continue to remember Mary Wagner (story here previously) in your prayers. She is the young woman arrested for tresspassing and jailed in Canada for going to an abortion facility with roses and a message of hope. In sentencing her to additional time in jail because she would not promise to stop doing it, the judge told her: your God is wrong!

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