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Flags for the unborn

If you drive along Springfield Road today, you may notice a swath of blue and pink flags along the side of the road.

The 10,000 flags are a silent protest by the Kelowna Right to Life Society, to ask for an abortion law in Canada.

Each one of the pink and blue flags is meant to represent 10 unborn children, matching the group's estimate of 100,000 abortions each year in Canada.  

Similar displays have popped up in other cities, including Salmon Arm and Kamloops.

Dozens of volunteers with the group “We Need a Law” set up the display and are speaking to those walking by about their goal of an abortion law.

“We are doing this to show to our community just how massive the numbers really are,” says event organizer Marietta Egan.

“Although our political leaders claim that abortion should be safe, legal and rare, these flags show that it is happening an astonishing 100,000 times every year in Canada.”

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