Hundreds gather for vigil outside abortion clinic in Ottawa
Two decades after a medical abortion became legal in Canada, abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion activists alike marked the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that allowed medical professionals to help women end their pregnancies.A campaign was organized by members of the coalition who prayed and fasted for 40 days or 960 hours in the hopes of ending abortion. Throughout the campaign, the coalition rallied outside the Bank St. abortion clinic.
Twenty two years ago Debbie Fisher says she killed her daughter by having her torn apart limb-by-limb.
She was never convicted for homicide but, according to the 53-year-old woman, she was given a life sentence of guilt.
It was in 1986 that Fisher says she had an abortion after leaving an abusive spouse.
Last night, the Brampton native was in Ottawa as a speaker to mark the end of the 40 Days for Life campaign organized by the Campaign Life Coalition Ottawa, an anti-abortion association.
"I should have known better. I am 53 years old today. Today, I would have a daughter of 22 years of age. I would have her today if you (anti-abortion supporters) had been there," said Fisher to a crowd of an estimated 250 people, who gathered across from an abortion clinic on Bank St. last night to hold a candlelight vigil.