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
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
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.