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campaign life coalition:
Dedicated to pro-life
Margaret (Margie) Mountain is a longtime volunteer who has watched the
pro-life movement in Canada evolve into
what it is today.
Mountain and her husband, frank,
were intrigued by speakers at a festival
for Life in ottawa back in 1977. That
event spurred them on to becoming
two of the best-known pro-life vol-
unteers in the community. They got
involved with local pro-life groups,
helping them to get up and running,
passing out pro-life literature, coordin-
ating events and fundraising, all the
while raising five children.
Being a teacher by profession, Mountain was a
natural to be asked to head
a pro-life speakers’ bureau.
This put her in charge of
arranging presentations to
high school and university
students, thereby teaching
the truth that life begins at
With abortion laws under scrutiny,
she actively supports and encourages
pro-life candidates who run for office,
and keeps in contact with them once
her concern that pre-born
babies were being aborted at
local hospitals led her to or-
ganize a weekly picket at the
ottawa Civic hospital, which
still continues today. Cam-
paign Life Coalition ottawa
has valued her dedication and
considers her a key advisor.
In 1998 Mountain was part
of the organizing committee
for the Canadian March for Life, and she
has remained a major player ever since.
She is also actively involved in Life Chain
and the 40 Days for Life.
Due to her persistent activism, Moun-
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