Summer is the best

By Cam Cote

With the arrival of our university interns in the beginning of May, and now with a second wave of high school interns at the beginning of July, our activism numbers have absolutely gone through the roof. Don’t get me wrong- the CCBR Calgary staff and volunteers, led Rachel Dalcin, our Calgary Outreach Coordinator, do an impressive amount of activism all year long, whether it’s sunny, rainy, or snowy, however when the reinforcements arrive our reach expands exponentially.

When you learn you've been lied to

By Justina Van Maren

When standing outside of high-schools engaging or attempting to engage the teenagers rushing by, I nearly always find myself struggling with a deep sense of sadness. It happened several weeks ago as I stood outside of a Toronto high-school. Very few students exited the school, and as I stood, trying to pass the time by telling stories in my head, I happened to look up. Two girls peered out at us from upstairs window. They stared at the images, whispered something to each other, and looked again. One of them caught my eye, nudged her friend, and both girls disappeared.

Meet the interns: Tikvah Gilman

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

Meet the interns: Catherine Eberhardt

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

Being a CCBR Volunteer is Brutal Sometimes—Here’s Why I Show Up Anyway

By Amberlee Nicol

Some days I wonder why I keep doing pro-life activism. Volunteering with CCBR in particular has me questioning at times: Whether it’s getting stuck with a crazy middle-aged woman ranting at you in the street, being hassled by rent-a-cops at the mall, or having to endure the killer combination of chafing and sunburn that develops while dropping off postcards, CCBR volunteerism tends to produce a distinctive breed of stress and suffering.   

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Meet the interns: Rachel De Souza

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

After seeing abortion victim photography, I knew I had to take a more active role in the pro-life movement. The knowledge that 300 children are being slaughtered daily is what motivates me to do this. I know that I must do all I can for them because so many lives depend on me. 

Meet the interns: Sebastien Bourdeau

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

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Jonathon Gilman, his bold approach in asking me if I'm willing to step up and save the lives of the pre-born. Knowing that our efforts are a contribution towards a country where children may live free of legal abortions.

Note to self: It's not about me

By Gerrit Van Dorland

Changing minds in Saskatoon

By Cameron Cote

Travelling to a different city to do activism is always an exhilarating experience for me. Questions like, “How will the city respond to our activism?”, “What will our host families be like?”, and “Will there be a frenzy of media and police attention because they haven’t seen a group like CCBR before?” raced through my mind as our two Dodge Grand Caravans clipped along the highway that split the waves of prairie grass on our way from Calgary to Saskatoon.

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The Texas SCOTUS decision: A silver lining

By Jonathon Van Maren

Last week was undoubtedly a good week for the American pro-choice movement, and a distinctly dispiriting week for the pro-life side. In their ruling Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the black-robed Nazguls at the Supreme Court voted 5-3 to strike down Texas anti-abortion laws stipulating that abortionists needed to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and that abortion clinics should function as “ambulatory surgical centers.” These regulations, of course, were in response to the long and bloody history of botched butchery at abortion clinics, the shoddy nature of much of abortion work in general, and the reticence of abortion clinic staff to call a hospital when customers suffered injury during the procedure.

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