Editor’s Note: The Interim asked past winners of Campaign Life Coalition’s Joseph P. Borowski Award (for outstanding pro-life leadership in the political sphere), “What do you foresee in the future for the pro-life movement?”

We attempted to contact Roseanne Skoke but they did not return our calls. Rob Merrifield was contacted several times but did not respond. Senator Stanley Haidasz passed away earlier this year and Elsie Wayne has been incapacitated following a stroke in October.


Pat O’Brien, former MP for London Fanshawe

“My hopes for the pro-life forces in future are as follows: that they will never lose hope, but
continue the defence of life, even if the certain victory is not easily foreseeable. That there
will be unity and humility among all pro-lifers. That the most important tool in our kit will
always be prayer.”


Tom Wappel, former MP for Scarborough Southwest

“I hope that people’s eyes will be opened to the truth, that they will come to see that they have
been brainwashed and misled, in the name of  “rights,” while the right to life of all human
beings, including the unborn, has been eroded. I hope that more people will find the courage
of their convictions and speak out publicly in support of the respect for the right to life, from
conception to natural death.”


Paul Szabo, MP for Mississauga South

“The pro-life cause has made many positive strides in recent years. This is, in large part, due
to the growing willingness of people from all walks of life to openly declare that life begins at
conception and ends at natural death. Each year, when I attend the March for Life in Ottawa
or the Life Chain in my community, I am so encouraged to see the growing number of youth
who participate. They represent a new wave of enthusiasm and leadership, which will move us
much closer to the day when respect for life is a value to be cherished.”


Garry Breitkreuz, MP for Yorkton-Melville

“I am more optimistic now than I have been in a long time, because we have a stronger pro-life
caucus on Parliament Hill. The battle is not easy, but we must keep marching. We are making a
difference. More people than ever before are being informed about issues surrounding the
termination of a pregnancy and euthanasia.”