Justice Minister Rob Nicholson was asked this morning about Maurice Vellacott’s awarding of two Diamond Jubilee medals to anti-abortion activists, one of whom is currently in prison. And now Mr. Vellacott’s office has sent out a news release.
Additional info regarding Vellacott’s Jubilee medals to human rights reformers Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons
Unlike the Justice Minister, Vellacott was unable to award these medals to the victims of crime, because these baby victims are dead, so instead the award to those “heroines of humanity” Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons who are trying to protect defenseless, voiceless human beings in the womb from butchery and death, and trying to let vulnerable women know that there are other options and support and adoption possibilities. It’s what you would expect in a caring compassionate society.
It’s a pretty upside down world when we honor abortionists like Henry Morgentaler for killing over 5000 babies and imprison precious women, like Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons, who try to save babies from such savagery. They are the real heroes of humanity!
The citation on the certificate Mr. Vellacott gave to Mary Wagner along with the Diamond Jubilee medal read as follows: “Mary Wagner Your faithful battle for justice for pre-born children, with your willingness to suffer hardship and personal deprivation, is a source of strength and inspiration for many. May God richly bless your sacrifice for these most innocent victims.”
The citation on the certificate Mr. Vellacott gave to Linda Gibbons along with the Diamond Jubilee medal read as follows: “Your faithful, undying battle for justice for pre-born children – at great personal sacrifice – is a witness to all and a source of strength for many. May God richly bless your undying service for these most innocent victims and may your legacy never be forgotten.”
Maurice Vellacott said, “Like Martin Luther King and other human rights reformers, Mary is using civil disobedience to further a just cause. Peaceful civil disobedience is an appropriate method when trying to protect defenseless, voiceless human beings in the womb from butchery and death.”
Footnotes to the release point out that Mr. Morgentaler, who is a member of the Order of Canada, served time in prison.