With the passing of Connie Osborn on February 23, 1994, the pro-life movement lost a great friend. She died at home at the age of 63 from cancer.
Mrs. Osborn had been a leading light in the pro-life movement from the early days. In 1973 she founded Goderich (Ont.) and District Right to Life. From June 1978 to June 1979 she was the president of Alliance for Life and is credited with solidifying the organization. She helped promote a National Walk for Life, created more links with international pro-life organizations and worked on a brief that was presented before the Select Committee of the Ontario Legislature Studying Health Costs. It called on the government to explain to the public prenatal care and the nature and dangers of abortion.
Her words “Once you know the truth, you cannot, in good conscience, sit idle,” should also be an inspiration to the entire movement.
Connie Osborn is survived by a husband and children. (Pro-life News)