Don’t turn public property into 'No Free Speech Zones'. Public sidewalks must remain open to free expression & assembly.

Petition to the assembled Legislature of Ontario, to vote against abortion facility "bubble zone" law

WHEREAS MPP Yasir Naqvi, the Attorney General of Ontario, plans to introduce “bubble zone” legislation that prohibits pro-life sidewalk counsellors and any form of pro-life expression from coming within a certain distance of Ontario abortion facilities, including public sidewalks;

AND WHEREAS this is an infringement of Canadians’ fundamental rights under Section 2 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which states:  “2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: a) freedom of conscience and religion; b) freedom of thought belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and d) freedom of association”;

AND WHEREAS thousands of cases of Canadian women who changed their minds about abortion after speaking to pro-lifers or taking literature during peaceful demonstrations, and who expressed gratitude, is proof that pro-life information is desired and appreciated by many women entering these facilities;

AND WHEREAS the presence and conduct of pro-lifers at abortion facilities is peaceful, prayerful, and the ability of “customers” to enter the abortion business is not obstructed;

AND WHEREAS laws already exist to prohibit violent or abusive behavior in public spaces, this new legal restriction would not only violate Charter rights, it would also be unnecessary and redundant;

Therefore, we, the undersigned ask the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to oppose the Liberal Government’s plan to transform public sidewalks into “No Free Speech Zones”.




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