Linda Gibbons, 63, has spent eight years behind bars since 1994. Her crime: Protesting too close to abortion clinics, in defiance of a civil injunction put in place by a Toronto court almost 18 years ago.
This Alberta-born Torontonian has not always been an anti-abortion crusader. In her earlier years, she had several children both in and out of wedlock, and even terminated one pregnancy. Years after her own abortion, she found herself drifting back to the Protestant faith she had lost. Feeling guilt over the fetus she had aborted, she asked God why He had not brought her to the church sooner.
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