Thursday, December 6, 2012

Couple serve the pro-life cause together

Ruth Lobo Shaw and her husband James Shaw know they are putting their livelihoods on the line with activism
James and Ruth Lobo Shaw with their baby William at a recent fundraiser in Ottawa.
Photo by Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
The B.C. Catholic has a feature by Deborah Gyapong about married pro-life activists Ruth Lobo Shaw and her husband James Shaw:
The couple are both on staff at the Canadian Centre for Bio-ethical Reform (CCBR), a cutting-edge organization based in Calgary with the mission to “make abortion unthinkable” and like others who work for the organization they must raise their own support.

“We truly believe we can end abortion in our lifetime,” Ruth said at one of nine fundraising gatherings in Ottawa recently. “We’re seeing a generation, a youth movement, rising up to combat abortion.”

Giving birth to baby William has given her greater insights into the sacrifices and sheer fatigue involved in motherhood, but Ruth said she urges mothers not to drop out of their other commitments even if they have a new baby.

Ruth became well-known across Canada in 2010 after police arrested her and four other student on the Carleton University campus for mounting graphic abortion pictures. She was a human rights major at Carleton and a member of Carleton Lifeline, the university’s pro-life club.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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