ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia, January 31, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leader of Canada’s most high-profile abortion activist group is calling on a British Columbia city to remove a display of crosses from private property.
The display of 1,862 crosses is set up on a farmer’s field in January for two months every year by Abbotsford Right to Life to commemorate the number of children who die in Canada every week as a result of abortion.
This year’s display, called The Cemetery of the Innocent, will also include signs bearing messages like “Choosing abortion stops a beating heart,” and “Pregnant? Need Help? Call 1-877-88-woman.”
Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, says the display is “religious, divisive, offensive, intrusive, insulting, and discriminatory” and the city ought to take it down.
Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman told B.C.’s The Province newspaper, however, that the city has no power over the signs, because they are on private property.