New ‘Roe Canada’ film will inspire pro-life activism across Canada
As thousands of Americans march for life on Friday in Washington DC, a newly released Canadian film explores what it would take for Canada to experience a Dobbs-like victory which led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade two years ago.
ROE Canada: The True North in a Post-Roe World, directed and produced by Kevin Dunn of DunnMedia & Entertainment (Fatal Flaws, Bridge of Roses) was released January 12 on Vimeo.
“The film addresses the issue of abortion from a Canadian perspective and features Canadian voices,” said Jeff Gunnarson, National President of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC). “It’s exactly the kind of film that could create a cultural movement, inspiring a new wave of pro-life activism across the country.”
The 1-hour-and-20-minute documentary features Canadian pro-life activists Josie Luetke and Ruth Robert as principal investigators who travel both the US and Canada to find answers to their questions about ending abortion in Canada.
“By providing a blueprint forward — modeled after the successful approach of the US pro-life movement — my hope is that this film will inspire more people to get involved in the cause and, ultimately, reignite the abortion debate in Canada,” said Josie Luetke, CLC’s Director of Education & Advocacy. “As I mention near the end of the documentary, in front of thousands at the National March for Life: ‘It will not be easy, but it is possible.’ More importantly, this work is necessary, and it requires the selfless commitment of all of us.”
Pro-life advocates interviewed in the film include former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, Students for Life of America’s Kristan Hawkins, The Babylon Bee’s Seth Dillon, speaker/author Stephanie Gray Connors, Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform’s Jonathon Van Maren, as well as legal experts, politicians, and media figures on both sides of the border.
Canadian Members of Parliament Arnold Viersen and Cathay Wagantall are interviewed, as well as Canadian columnist and writer Barbara Kay, and retired Canadian abortionist Fraser Fellows.
Gunnarson said that ROE Canada reminds Canadians that, even decades after the 1969 decriminalization of abortion and the 1988 Morgentaler decision, the “abortion debate was never closed, and never will be closed, until preborn humans are protected legally.”
“Prime Minister Trudeau and other politicians speak falsely when they claim that women have a ‘right to choose’ to kill their babies in Canada. There exists no court-defined or Charter right to abortion in Canada. ROE Canada exposes this falsehood in a big way. Abortion ends in Canada when the lies end,” he said.
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 campaignlifecoalition.com.
Pete Baklinski, Director of Communications, Campaign Life Coalition, 343-369-8772, [email protected]