March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The annual Canadian March for Life is only two months away, and in an effort to help spread the word about the event Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), the organizer of the march, has launched a March for Life Facebook fan page and event page.(Click here for the fan page, and here for the event page)
“We know that social networking sites can be extremely powerful tools to raise awareness,” said CLC National coordinator Mary-Ellen Douglas. “However, they are also only as effective as we make them.
“Therefore, we hope that every pro-life Canadian who is on Facebook will take the time to become a fan of this page and to invite all of their friends to join and, more importantly, to come out to the 2010 March for Life in Ottawa.
“Our hope is that there won’t be a pro-lifer in the country who will be able to say ‘I didn’t know’ that the March for Life was happening.”
Last year’s march, which commemorated the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Omnibus bill, which decriminalized abortion in Canada, shattered previous attendance records, with over 12,000 attendees. CLC said that this year it is hoping to attract 20,000.
“20,000 may seem like an ambitious goal,” said CLC President Jim Hughes. “But with every single passing year we have witnessed the March for Life grow in size and enthusiasm, and we are confident that, with your help, we can reach this goal.
“History is on our side. Science is on our side. It is becoming increasingly difficult, impossible really, to deny the humanity of the unborn child. And Canadians are becoming fed up with our government not only allowing, but actually paying for the murder of our next generation with our tax dollars.
“The March for Life is the best way that we know how that ordinary Canadians can let our legislators and the whole country know that enough is enough.”
The 2010 March for Life is set to kick off at 12:00pm on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 13.
However, besides the actual march, there are a host of other, related events that will be taking place during a three day period, starting on May 12, and ending on May 14. These include the candlelight vigil at the Canadian human rights monument on the evening before the march, and the increasingly popular pro-life youth conference on Friday, May 14.