On the morning of Tuesday, December 23, 2014, pro-life champion, Mary Wagner, was arrested after entering the Bloor West Village Women's Clinic. Prior to her arrest, she had been distributing pro-life pamphlets and pregnancy support information to the women who were scheduled for abortions that morning.
Her courageous story has touched the hearts of pro-lifers in Poland. In support of Mary, her Polish supporters have started a Facebook page and have organized a peaceful demonstration outside the Canadian Embassy in Poland on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
Jane Wagner, Mary's mother, wrote a letter to the Polish people thanking them for their support of Mary. Jane graciously consented to let Catholic Insight publish the letter on our website and in a future magazine issue of Catholic Insight. She has also agreed to write an article for Catholic Insight. Here is the text of Jane's letter to Mary's Polish supporters:
Dear Jacek, and all of you good people in Poland. I thank you from the deepest places in my heart for your love and support of my daughter: Mary. I think that you, as a nation, truly understand what Mary is doing, and because of this, and because of your greatness of heart, Mary has had more support from you than anywhere else in the world combined. I can see why the great St John Paul came from amongst you! Indeed, you are truly a blessing to Mary and to the babies she speaks for In Canada, there is very little support for Mary, even amongst Catholics. Mary spent 3 months at home with us, which was such a gift. But not once was she asked to speak at our Church or at any parish on Vancouver Island. When she arrived in Poland, she was constantly invited to speak for Life. I think that Canadians are blinded by the idea of the Law, a law that is clearly wrong, and yet it seems that they see only the law. They fear anarchy, if one can break the law to win an argument. There is a real spiritual death in our country, even if I may dare say so, amongst the clergy. I have almost never heard words from the pulpit condemning abortion or abortifacient contraceptives. It is no wonder that Canadian Catholics have abortions almost as often as other Canadians. Our priests are strangely silent, for the most part. Our Bishops are no different. They love peace: they don't want confrontation, they don't want change, they don't want...