A loonie and a dime

By Caroline Slingerland

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After a summer away as I helped with internship logistics, I returned to my administrator’s desk this past week to resume my tasks, one of which is handling the donations that come through our Eastern office.  

Shifting the culture on abortion, door by door

By Jonathon Van Maren

At the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, we work to confront the culture with the truth about abortion every single day. We have large banners to reach commuters, hand-held educational displays to reach high school students and pedestrians, campus displays to reach university students, and postcards to reach everyone in possession of a mailbox. But for some time, we’ve been working on a new way of reaching people that we’d never tried before: door-knocking, the pro-life fusion of conversational apologetics and political canvassing.

I’ve discussed abortion with more people than I can count, so name-calling and protests and the occasional irate abortion supporter don’t really faze me much anymore. But I’ll admit it: I was really nervous to walk up someone’s driveway, knock on their door, and ask them what their opinion of abortion was.

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Returning to real life

By Irene De Souza 

After another extremely busy, hard, yet absolutely amazing summer participating in the CCBR internship, it was a bit strange to come back to the monotony of "real life,” and to head back to school. It was time to shift from hitting the streets to hitting the books. 

The desolation of Fern Hill

By Jonathon Van Maren

I try to stay logged out of Twitter most of the time, due to my tendency to become almost immediately entangled in various unproductive debates. Last week, the abortion activist Twitter troll Fern Hill popped up almost immediately, firing off tweets with her characteristic charm and snail-paced wit.

The gift of suffering

By Kianna Owen

“Imagine, if you will, a gift … picture it in your mind. It's not too big—about the size of a golf ball.”

In three brilliant minutes in front of the TED crowd, Stacey Kramer captivated her audience with the description of a small gift. She claimed it would drastically improve lives, strengthen relationships, and make one feel loved. She continued on, revealing the many benefits of this tiny present. While I watched, I became eager to find out where I could get one. Then she revealed that underneath the packaging, the gift was not so pretty.

It was a brain tumor.

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Though Stacey didn’t wish this experience on anyone else, she shared about the profound ways in which cancer impacted and improved her life. 

I didn't know

By Monique Pelland

One afternoon I held out a brochure to a man walking by and asked him what he thought about abortion.

Love your job

By Talia

“Do you love what you do?”

Meet the interns: Janelle Oosterhoff

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

What motivates me is the fact that approximately 275 pre-born children are killed every day. The fact that every person that takes a pamphlet is exposed to what abortion actually is continues to motivate me.

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The night my son asked me about abortion

By Maaike Rosendal

It has been a particularly warm day. The humid heat seemed to have seized my ability to stay on schedule so supper was late. After my children are finally tucked into bed, a mountain of dishes meets me in the kitchen. I resist the urge to turn off the lights and go to bed and instead turn on the tap. While suds form in the sink, I submerge the first pan into the water. 

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Meet the interns: Coralie Vande Bruinhorst

When did you first come into contact with CCBR?

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I am not sure. I’ve known about CCBR for as long as I can remember through family. 

What made you choose this organization?

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