Linda Gibbons has been nothing if not tenacious and today is her day in court. Looking forward to hearing what the outcome of this will be.
Daniel Santoro, Ms. Gibbons’ lawyer, will tell the Supreme Court of Canada his 63-year-old client was abused by a criminal justice system that overstepped its bounds.
He will not argue about Ms. Gibbons’ rights to freedom of speech nor freedom of religion, but that the criminal court should never have been involved in something that began as a civil matter.
“A civil court could have used a scalpel instead of a butcher’s knife to come out with a better solution,” Mr. Santoro said. (…)
In July, 2010, while behind bars at the Vanier Centre for Women in Milton, Ont., Ms. Gibbons said she has a Charter and God-given right to counsel against abortion, to stand in front of an abortion clinic and offer advice. She said to do otherwise was no different than watching Nazis dragging Jews out of their home in 1938 and saying nothing.