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Thousands of Canadians to ‘stand firm’ for life on Parliament Hill today

Thousands of Canadians will attend today’s annual National March for Life in Ottawa where, together, they will stand united, and they will stand firm against the fierce backlash from abortion supporters to the overturning of Roe in the U.S. last June.

“The backlash to last year’s overturning of Roe has been sharp and swift everywhere, including in Canada,” said Jeff Gunnarson, National President of Campaign Life Coalition. “The Trudeau Liberals are still threatening to strip pregnancy care centres of their charitable status. Access to chemical abortion is expanding, despite the confirmed deaths of two Canadian women from the abortion pill. Pro-life speech and expression continue to be under attack like never before.”

“‘Stand Firm’ is how pro-life Canadians respond to these attacks on human life,” Gunnarson added.

Today’s National March for Life marks 54 years since Justin Trudeau’s father Pierre decriminalized abortion, resulting in what pro-life advocates call a “genocide” against the preborn. Over 4,000,000 children have had their lives snuffed out by abortion since that day of infamy – May 14, 1969.

Gunnarson said that pro-life Canadians, encouraged by the fall of Roe, are now greatly anticipating a day in which legal protections are offered to babies inside their mothers’ wombs. A new documentary, Roe Canada, which was screened for the first time this week in Ottawa, outlines the strategy needed to secure legal protection for unborn Canadians.

“The monumental overturning of Roe by the U.S. Supreme Court one year ago sent a clear message across the world that there is no such thing as a right to abortion,” said Gunnarson. “The fall of Roe signified that the days of injustice against the youngest members of the human family, the preborn baby, are numbered and quickly coming to a close. It’s only a matter of time before a government arises that recognizes the humanity of preborn children and acknowledges the inalienable dignity and God-given rights that each is endowed with, first and foremost, the right to life.”

The Rally on Parliament Hill starts at 12:30 PM. The March begins at 1:30 PM. After the marching, participants return to the Hill for live music followed by testimonies by the women of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign who regret their abortion. The program on the Hill wraps up at 4 PM.

The event will be live-streamed by EWTN here:

Download the media kit for the 2023 National March for Life here.

Speakers for the National March for life include leaders of the pro-life movement, religious leaders, a medical doctor, and MPs.

About Campaign Life Coalition   

Campaign Life Coalition is a national, non-profit organization involved in political action and advocacy for legal and cultural change in Canada with respect to protecting human life & the family. For more info visit

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Pete Baklinski, Director of Communications, Campaign Life Coalition, 343-369-8772, [email protected]