Meet the interns: Ewa Lasota

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?

The prospective of changing minds and hearts on the issue of abortion motivated me to join the pro-life movement. Every day pre-born children are dismembered and decapitated. Every person can make a difference.

When did you first come into contact with CCBR?

My friend Oriyana Hrycyshyn, a summer intern, told me about CCBR.

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What made you choose this organization? 

CCBR’s strategy and use of abortion victim photography is extremely effective and compelling. Furthermore, the organization is made up of people whose dedication and passion are truly inspirational and whose loving and compassionate hearts make all the difference. 

If you had to name your greatest challenge in joining the pro-life movement, what would it be?

It’s not easy to talk to strangers, let alone talk to strangers about abortion. The greatest challenge of joining the pro-life movement has probably been the necessity to step out of my comfort zone to engage people in conversation.

What do you hope you will learn from CCBR this summer? 

I hope to learn how to effectively communicate the pro-life message and to do so with compassion and understanding. I would also like to learn how to equip others to do the same.

What has been your best experience in the pro-life movement so far? Why?

Participating in the Human Rights Project in Florida has definitely been my best experience in the pro-life movement! The opportunity to engage in conversations about abortion with university students has opened my eyes to the pain and suffering present in todays society and has thus allowed me to grow in love and compassion, and also to reach out and be loving to others. Seeing somebody’s eyes light up because they realize they are loved is such a humbling and rewarding experience!

Who in history inspires you to believe you can make a change? Why?

“ On August 17, 1948, Mother Teresa – a European nun alone in newly independent India – set out to begin life as a Missionary of Charity. ” What started out with one woman’s desire to answer a call from God became a lifelong work of service to the poorest of the poor that spread all around the world. The humility and love with which Mother Teresa served the poor inspires me to step out of my comfort zone and share the truth with those who have not yet seen it or have hardened their hearts to it. We don’t have to do great things; all it takes is little things done with great love. 

If you were a coloured animal, what would you be?

I would be a sea otter because they hold paws when they sleep and baby otters get to sleep directly on their mothers’ bellies! 

You'll be doing activism outside all summer, so this one's important: ice cream or slushies?

Ice cream!