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Canada: Despite Having the Most Pro-Abortion Laws, a Pro-LIFE Flag is "Flying High" over Ottowa Today, Here's Why...

Pete Baklinski : May 11, 2017 : LifeSiteNews.com

"The sanctity of life is flying high today." -Jack Fonseca, Campaign Life Coalition

(Ottawa)—[LifeSiteNews] For the first time in Canada's history, the nation's capital this morning raised a pro-life flag over its City Hall. The day marks the 20th anniversary of the National March for Life where tens of thousands of pro-lifers rally at the country's Parliament to demand legal protection for pre-born children targeted for abortion. (Photo via LifeSiteNews.com)

The grayish flag has the words in white and red: "National March for Life Ottawa."

About thirty pro-lifers attended the event, which took place around 5:45, just after sunrise. The flag will fly until sundown.

The City's Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed the day as the "National March for Life Day in the Capital."

In a proclamation, which was read by Paul Lauzon, the Mayor stated that the National March for Life is an event where "thousands of people from across Canada and the United States ... come to Parliament Hill" to "bring awareness for the need for life-affirming solutions."

Ottawa resident Francis Barrett is the 89-year-old father and grandfather, a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer, who worked with city officials to fly the flag. (Screengrab via LifeSiteNews.com)

Barrett told LifeSiteNews he is "so proud" of the mayor and the city staff for working with pro-lifers to raise the flag.

"My idea was that everybody else can put a flag up, so why can't we?" he said. "And they agreed with us."

But the flag raising event almost didn't happen. At the last minute, city officials told Barrett that the newly designed pro-life flag he wanted flown did not match with the Mayor's proclamation about the "National March for Life Day." There were no words on the flag indicating what the day was supposed to be about...

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