Judge convicts Linda Gibbons, labels pro-life protesters ‘violent and aggressive’
TORONTO, January 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — An Ontario judge convicted pro-life prisoner of conscience Linda Gibbons today of breaking a 1999 civil injunction that bans pro-life activities within 500 feet of Toronto’s Morgentaler abortion facility. Under the terms of the injunction, the judge also convicted Gibbons of being a “nuisance.”
Gibbons was arrested September 2 while walking back and forth in front of the Morgentaler abortion facility, located in an office complex on 727 Hillsdale Avenue in Toronto’s upscale Leaside neighborhood.
She was carrying a sign with an image of a young child. The sign read: “Why mom, when I have so much love to give?” In her hand she held small plastic replicas of a preborn baby as well as some pro-life pamphlets.
Crown attorney Daniel Brandeis called to the stand two abortion facility workers who claimed that Gibbon’s peaceful sidewalk witness caused a “disruption” to the facility. One worker testified that she felt that her “privacy” had been invaded by Gibbons’ presence.