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British Columbia pro-life activists found guilty of violating ‘bubble zone’ – for handing out copies of the law under which they were convicted

In a remarkable case, two Canadian pro-life activists have been convicted of violating an abortion “bubble zone”. What is remarkable is that they were not handing out pro-life literature, but rather copies of  British Columbia’s Access to Abortion Services Act – the act under which they were convicted. An account can be found at

Keith Cassidy

Keith Cassidy is a member of the History department at the University of Guelph in Canada His major area is the history of the United States since 1900. His research began with studies of the Progressive Era but later moved to the abortion controversy in the U.S., with a particular focus on the history of the Right to Life movement. He has published numerous articles on this subject, and is preparing a book on the topic. He is a member of the Board of the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research ( He is married to UFL member Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy.