Justina Van Manen has been involved in the pro-life movement since the age of fourteen. After taking part in CCBR’s Abortion Awareness Project in 2014, she became convinced that abortion victim photography and practical pro-life apologetics together constitute the most effective strategy for creating cultural change. As one of CCBR’s speakers, Justina has given presentations across Canada and in the United States. Her book, Stuck: A Complete Guide to Answering tough Questions About Abortion was released in 2019, followed by Life Under Glass: The Ethics of Embryo Adoption, coauthored with Jonathon Van Maren, in 2022.

Justina holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Education, both from Redeemer University.