This afternoon, anti-abortion/pro-life group ‘March for Life Victoria’ is hosting a rally in downtown Victoria to convince politicians to instate abortion laws in Canada.
The march will begin in Centennial Square and end on the steps of the BC Legislature.
It will include a speech by Alissa Golob, who is the co-founder and executive director of RightNow – an organization that campaigns to nominate and elect pro-life political candidates.
“I’m excited that pro-life Canadians are becoming more focused and
strategic by getting involved in nominations and elections both provincially and federally across the province so that we can elect politicians who listen to the people and respect human rights,” Golob said in a release.
Earlier this year and in 2017, Youth Protecting Youth (an anti-abortion group at the University of Victoria) planted blue and pink flags in the quad at UVic to represent the 100,000 abortions carried out in Canada each year. These flags were soon taken down by other students protesting the club’s event and message.
Today’s rally is also focusing on talking about the thousands of abortions that take place in the country every year, and aims to convince political leaders to prohibit women from terminating their pregnancies.
At this time it is unclear how many people are planning to attend the march.
- When: Thursday, May 10th, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
- Where: Centennial Square to the Provincial Legislature