Meet the interns: Ruby Bea

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

We all talk about wanting to make a change, but what are we actually doing to make that happen? I want to make abortion unthinkable. The gift of life is such a precious gift, and it needs to be cherished. That's why I am going to be the change I want to see in this world. I believe it's possible to change the hearts and minds of the people, therefore saving the lives of the unborn. My faith is a continual motivation to serve and allow God to use me in making a difference no matter how small.  

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When did you first come into contact with CCBR?

It's hard to say really, as I've been aware of CCBR and following their work on social media, and having discussions with friends who've had different interactions with CCBR for quite awhile. I've met some really great people associated with CCBR and I want to be a part of the work they’re accomplishing. 

What made you choose this organization? 

CCBR is doing some really amazing things and reaching so many more people than I could ever on my own.  They confront and change the way people think in a compassionate manner. I also had a friend who did the internship with CCBR who said that it was life changing.

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

I hope to gain the experience and tools I need and build up the confidence in my own abilities. I also wish to bring back what I learn to my community pro-life group, as well as being able to effectively help teach others. 

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

I haven't had a great deal of experience. I've done a few life chains and side walk demonstrations. I think one experience would be seeing a change in another's heart and their view of abortion and coming to be pro-life.

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

There are many people throughout history who have inspired me. There is one who stands out a little bit for me and that is Saint Gianna Beretta Molla. Since childhood, Saint Gianna has been a constant inspiration to me. Not only was she willing to sacrifice her own life for her unborn child within, she had such a strong faith and love for not just God but for all those she came into contact with. As a doctor she helped countless people. Gianna stood up for what she believed in and changed those around her. If she could be willing to sacrifice herself for a child and to serve God, then what is stopping me from changing the world? I believe that even the smallest acts can be used to transform this world. Seeing as she was pro-life and is also considered a patron saint for unborn children, she is quite fitting for my inspiration. 

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

I'd be a green pantherguin, which is a mix of a panther and a penguin

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

Ice cream, hands down, but preferably not strawberry.