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Friends, family gather to remember Jehovah’s Witness who died after giving birth

Family and friends of 26-year-old Éloïse Dupuis gathered Saturday to remember a young woman whose death has sparked a movement.

The Laval event had all the features of a memorial with its candles, tributes, songs and photos. Behind it all, however, was an unmistakable sense of political urgency.

Dupuis’s aunt Manon Boyer wants Quebec’s Civil Code amended to prevent a further tragedy like the death of her Jehovah’s Witness niece. She repeated that call on Saturday, as did others in attendance.