Alumni Biography: Stephanie Gray
How many of us can honestly say that we would devote our lives to what we believe in most? Stephanie Gray, a 1998 graduate of St. John Brebeuf High School, does just that. She lives to “make abortion unthinkable.” Stephanie grew up in Chilliwack, attended St. Mary’s Elementary School, and then SJB. During her growing up years she was exposed to Catholic teaching regarding the sanctity of life both at home and at school. She was a leading member of the Reverence for Life group at St. John Brebeuf and when she went on to pursue higher education, her passion for life didn’t diminish. She became president of Lifeline at the University of British Columbia. She had the courage to take an extremely unpopular position against the culture and to stand up for life. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in political science from the University of British Columbia and a Certification, with Distinction, in Health Care Ethics, from the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. Her greatest accomplishment, however, is the founding of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform, an educational pro-life organization, which she co-founded in 2001. She has travelled around the world, speaking to schools and universities, debating abortion advocates and displaying the Genocide Awareness Project. This SJB graduate has met opposition from many but remains steadfast in her belief that through these efforts abortion will one day become unthinkable.