OTTAWA – A charge of intimidation under Ontario’s abortion bubble zone law against an 83-year old Catholic priest has been dropped and replaced with two other charges.
Fr. Tony Van Hee, a Jesuit priest who is best known for 28 years of fasting and praying on Parliament Hill every day the House of Commons was in session, was arrested Oct. 24 for demonstrating within the safe exclusion zone of 50 metres surrounding the Morgentaler abortion facility on Ottawa’s Bank Street.
Van Hee is expected to appear in court later in January.
Police initially charged him under a section of the Safe Access to Abortion