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Friday, March 18, 2011

Linda Gibbons: Pro-Life heroine of Canada

If you've read my post about heroes and the accompanying article, you already know about pro-life heroine-grandmother Linda Gibbons. She's spent eight of the last sixteen years in jail for violating Canada's unjust laws against demonstrating outside abortion mills. This courageous woman deserves to be better known outside Canada.

I urge you during Lent to pray and sacrifice in solidarity with Linda who has united herself so closely to the persecuted Son of God. Her case goes before the Supreme Court of Canada next December. In the meantime she'll be in court on another matter in April. But she remains incarcerated because she refuses to go along with a bail condition to stay away from the abortion mills. Please pray for justice for Linda and for all those who defend the rights of the babies.

Want to thank Linda for her witness?

Linda Gibbons
Vanier Center for Women
655 Martin Street, Box 1040,
Milton, Ontario
L9T 5E6, Canada

And here are mailing guidelines for prison mail per a friend of hers:

1. Don’t use stickers (address, return address, pro-life) on the envelope or card.

2. Don’t send any laminated cards, bookmarks, prayer cards, pro-life pamphlets. Non-laminated items will get to her.

3. Don’t ask direct questions about daily activity of the detention centre.

4. Put your address directly in the card or letter. (Sometimes the mail sorter keeps the envelope and Linda feels badly if she can’t write back.)

5. If you would like to send a monetary gift to Linda it must be a money order made out to “Linda Gibbons.” The detention centre will deposit the money directly to her account. She uses any donations for envelopes and stamps.

6. Many people add a variety of Christian reading material in their mailings to her. She often shares articles with others in the Centre. She can receive pro-life material that show the development of the baby but not post-abortion photos. She can’t receive books. Try to stick to one or two pages of reading materials or pamphlets.

Read more:

Linda Gibbons to get a hearing before the Supreme Court of Canada
Final arguments in Gibbons abuse of process hearing


Anonymous said...

Mary Ann - It is an invaluable contribution that Les Femmes is bringing attention to the extraordinary Linda Gibbons.

Her decision voluntarily to absorb some small measure of the injustice inflicted on the innocent is a profound imitation of Christ. And given Dostoevski's superb definition of love - the willingness to suffer on behalf of the beloved - Gibbon's witness not least means this: that, foul & indeed ridiculous as her long imprisonment has been, while it has endured not one child killed has died completely without human love.

It is no exaggeration to say that this millennium has produced no finer witness than Linda Gibbons.

Please continue to keep us posted. With gratitude - Antigon

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

And thank you for sending me the article that first alerted me to her. I hope many readers will write to her and assure of their prayers. I know I will.

Yunah said...

Thank you so much for bringing our attention to this extraordinarily blessed woman, Linda Gibbons. I will make my time tomorrow to write to her. For that matter, thank you so much for the extra information how to contact her!