Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shame on our national broadcaster the CBC

Does, Linda Gibbons, a grandmother look like a criminal?
The CBC should be ashamed for describing Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner as convicted criminals. The national broadcaster questioned whether these two soldiers for life should be receiving the Diamond Jubilee medal. It was MP Maurice Vellacott who recommended that they both be awarded the medal.

The CBC was quick to point that Linda Gibbons has spent ten years in jail for breaking court injunctions, and Mary Wagner has also been in and out of jail for not obeying court restrictions which limit where one may picket outside an abortuary. Our national broadcaster should be ashamed of itself for trying hard to depict both women as convicted criminals, and for suggesting that they are not deserving of the award. It seems that our state reporters have in this case become judge and jury. However, we the taxpayers are funding the CBC, and so we, those of us who are pro-life, also have every right to see ourselves reflected in their reporting. 

A CBC reporter even went so far as to ask Justice Minister Bob Nicholson whether it was appropriate to give medals to criminals. Minister Nicholson was then holding a press conference to push for harsher laws for youth crimes.  The Minster was surprised by the out-of-context question, but did finally say he had given Jubilee medals only to victims of crime. The reporter then went on to say, "What about the victims of those ladies?... And they receive medals."

The CBC very well knows that both Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner are not criminals. They have been charged because our unjust laws make it very difficult and unreasonable for any one to be a witness for life outside an abortuary. These women believe they are witnesses to life as horrible crimes are taking place against God and humanity in the abortuaries.

We applaud MP Maurice Vellacott for defending his decision and backing the pro-life work these women are doing to speak out for the unborn. In a statement issued by his office, we read: "Unlike the justice minister, Vellacott was unable to award these medals to the victims of crime, because these baby victims are dead, so instead the award goes to those 'heroines of humanity' Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons who are trying to protect defenceless, voiceless human beings in the womb from butchery and death, and trying to let vulnerable women know that there are other options and support and adoption possibilities. It's what you would expect in a caring, compassionate society."

It goes on to say, "It's a pretty upside down world when we honor abortionists like Henry Morgentaler for killing over 5,000 babies and imprison precious women, like Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons, who try to save babies from such savagery. They are the real heroes of humanity!"

Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner are hardly criminals. In fact, as soon as they begin to speak, their humble, soft-spoken words touch our hearts and souls so much that we are amazed that any judge could send them to jail. They are two women who deeply believe that killing babies in the womb is morally wrong. Remember that just a generation or so ago in Canada an abortion was a criminal act. Currently Mary Wagner is being held at Milton, Ontario, for not accepting her probation order. Her crime was entering and counseling women about the reality of what they are doing: killing their children. She is waiting to go to trial again. Linda Gibbons objects to agreeing to an old injunction which stipulates to keep a certain distance from abortuaries. She is simply objecting to an unjust legal requirement and the fact that Canada presently has no "law" on abortion. 

In "Our home and native land", a baby can be killed until it comes fully out of the mother's womb. Before birth, there are no legal restrictions about ending a child's life. As a result of this evil, Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner are conscientious objectors. They believe that mothers should not kill their children and that the state shouldn't be there to "legally" and financially make this immoral activity possible. Now, you may disagree with the methods these two women have chosen to witness to life, but does this make them criminals? Was Martin Luther King a criminal because he was jailed for fighting for civil rights? Should these women go to jail for asking mothers to consider saving their babies instead of killing them? A more compassionate society would simply allow them to do their pro-life work. And if taxpayers fund all abortions, shouldn't the citizens who disagree with funding the killing of babies have the option to say no? Currently all Canadians are forced to pay for this evil practice.

Yes, shame and double shame on the CBC for their twisted efforts to paint these two pro-life heroines as criminals. We fully support MP Maurice Vellacott for his courage in clearly stating his reasons for recognizing the pro-life work these two women have done and are doing in defending the unborn. They are trying to bring back a culture of life and love to Canada. Because one day, we hope and pray that Canada will "... come to know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8: 32) It's our only way out from the grip of this forty-three year old demographic winter of death.


  1. It is high time that we rid ourselves of this unnecessary and less than objective so called "news" agency. The billion dollars(plus) that the CBC receives could do a lot to support woman who feel desperate in their pregnancy. One day all will see these two woman as heroins in these dark times.
    J. Di Fonzo

  2. Joe, you're absolutely right! So much good could be done to build the common good and thus move towards a culture of life and love in Canada with a billion dollars. We are so tired of the immoral politics of correctness in this country, most of all the unborn. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Is it appropriate to give medals to criminals? When the crime they've been convicted of is non-violent civil disobedience, the answer is yes. Martin Luther King, Gandhi, and Thoreau would all agree.

  4. These two women should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for trying to save the lives of the Holy Innocents which unborn baby children really are. I too agree with Joe Di Fonzo that the CBC has outlived its usefullness and should be sold to save taxpayers over one billion dollars plus a year. The money could also be used to build affordable housing for the homeless or young families in need right across Canada.