OTTAWA: The country's most active anti-abortion protester has lost her appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
The justices have rejected the argument by Linda Dale Gibbons that she should never have been charged under the Criminal Code for picketing too close to a Toronto abortion clinic.
Gibbons maintains she should have been dealt with under civil law for disobeying a court order, not charged criminally.
Gibbons, 63, has been picketing abortion clinics for almost two decades and has spent a total of nine years behind bars intermittently.
Gibbons was arrested again last December for picketing too close to a clinic.
That arrest came just two days after her lawyer argued her case before the Supreme Court.