Canada over the years has proven itself to be a nation quite intolerant to the pro-life perspective on abortion. That has typically manifested itself on college or university campuses – where pro-life student groups have had their displays shut down or been turned down to become an official campus-recognized student group.
Now, in Chatham, Ontario, abortion activists have vandalized a pro-life display featuring crosses meant to memorialize unborn babies who have been killed in abortions.each cross represents 100 babies who lost their lives to abortion in Canada, and 1,000 crosses from the display were vandalized.
Sometime late Saturday or early Sunday morning, unknown suspect(s) knocked over the white wooden crosses in a field along Longwoods Road.
The crosses were planted on Nov. 28 by the youth group of the Eben-Ezer Canadian Reformed Chuch in Chatham.
Youth leader Diane Bergsma says the crosses were erected to bring about awareness on how many Canadian lives were lost to abortion each year.
She says they were upset the signs were knocked down.
“Not only is in on private property, it is also the teens felt very strongly about the issue. It was a challenge to their freedom of their expression,” says Bergsma.
She says Canada is the only country in the western world without abortion laws and only China and North Korea are in the same company. The group meets regularly with local MPs.
“We are definitely going to re-erect the memorial,” says Bergsma. “They are disheartened that someone would react this way.”