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Maaike Rosendal

Maaike Rosendal, originally from the Netherlands, has been a public advocate for the pro-life position since she enrolled at the University of Lethbridge in 2005. As a founding member of the campus pro-life club, together with her now-husband Nick, she was involved in bringing the debate to campus on many occasions. Throughout her university career Maaike served as the vice-president and president of Students for Life, through which she came into contact with the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. Seeing how nothing brought about discussion and changed hearts and minds more than CCBR’s projects, Maaike became increasingly convicted of the crucial role that abortion victim photography must play in changing our culture.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary in 2009, Maaike worked as community liaison for the Lethbridge & District Pro-Life Association, for which she provided counseling and educational outreach in Southern Alberta. In February of 2011, Maaike joined a pro-life delegation to the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Several months later, she attended CCBR’s week-long Crash Course and was instrumental in starting the Abortion Awareness Project, which employs CCBR projects such as “Choice” Chain and the Postcard Project.

In the summer of 2012, Maaike and her newborn son Elliot joined the New Abortion Caravan to bring the pro-life message while travelling across Canada. It was this experience that convinced Maaike to work for CCBR in order to do effective pro-life work at a national level.

Maaike joined our staff in the fall of 2012 and has become one of CCBR's internationally acclaimed speakers. She represents the pro-life position in debates with pro-choice students, university professors and, most notably, with late-term abortionist Dr. Fraser Fellows.

Reviews of Maaike's presentations:

"Easy to follow."

"Clear, passionate, logical."

"Great job...really good speaker!"

"Incredibly impressive--I learned a lot."

"This presentation changed my mind on abortion."

"Instructive, stays with you, and helps to make decisions."