Judge Leslie Jackson handed down the 62-year-old's sentence in Fredericton on Friday. Little has been told he must pay $3,000 or spend 66 days in jail.Unless the government backs down and replaces jail time with conditional sentence or community service, David Little could actually go to jail come April 4th. So when we gather at the provincial legislatures for the March for Life next May, let's not forget a courageous man who'd rather go to jail than go against his conscience.
Little will have until March 31 to file his tax returns and pay his fine. He is scheduled to return to court on April 4 if he hasn't paid, and could be sent to jail.
"My whole case is based on my conscience," Little told CBC News outside the courthouse. "It's deeply troubling when people in authority don't have the basic understanding that abortion for many, many people in this country is simple murder, plain murder."
He continued to insist he will not pay the fine.
"I will never enter into any co-operation with government ever again until they change the law," he said."Human beings in the womb are human beings and we shouldn't be paying our money to kill them."(Source)
Friday, November 9, 2007
David Little refused to file tax returns as a form of protest against abortion funding. Over 100,000 surgical abortions are performed in Canada every year, almost all of them are funded with our healthcare dollars. No matter how small an individual taxpayer's contribution could be, David wants none of his money to go towards killing unborn babies. He didn't file any tax returns between 2000 and 2002. And even the threat of legal action didn't scare him.