Conservative PM Stephen Woodworth’s private member’s bill was rejected by PM Harper but it seems like rejecting the bill was not going to close the topic. Thousands of people gathered on Parliament Hill today to voice their opinion.
“The young people seem to be taking over all the older groups and it’s hugely re-energizing,” said Jonathon Van Maren, 23, communications director with the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. “And I think that the older generation is recognizing that new tactics, new ideas, new blood in the movement is really what’s going to change it.”
“I spoke to a rally of older people and I remember the pro-life leader there said ‘Thank God you guys are taking over, now we can finally die.’ They were very worried there because there weren’t people in the pro-life movement and just in the last couple of years it’s just skyrocketed,” added Maren.
The first march of its kind was called in 1969 when the Parliament legalized abortion under special circumstances.