On August 15, 2012, Mary Wagner was arrested after she entered the waiting room of a Toronto abortion clinic and offered help to any woman who would consider changing her mind. She has been in jail ever since on charges of “mischief: interference with lawful enjoyment/operation of a business,” and and breach of a probation order that prohibits her from being within 200 meters of any place where abortions are performed in Ontario. This was the sixth time Mary had been arrested since she began her campaign of civil disobedience in March 2010. Since then, she has spent nearly three years in prison. To support Mary, her friends and supporters at Campaign Life Coalition Youth have organized a campaign to send her Christmas cards and letters:We sent Mary a Christmas card today, and we invite you to send her one too. Mail your card to: Mary Wagner Vanier Centre for Women P.O Box 1040 655 Martin St. Milton, ON L9T 5E6 CANADA From the U.S., postage for a regular first class card or letter is $1.10. Please also use the following guidelines to ensure that your letter will reach Mary:
- Do not use any plastic cards, medals, stamps, stickers in your card.
- Put your return address on the card as well as on the outside of the envelope.
- Do not discuss the internal workings of the prison.
- Do not include anything confidential, as prison guards scrutinize all incoming mail.
Finally, please also keep Mary in your prayers during this time.