Press Release for Pittsburgh Wine and Cheese Reception

Feminist for Life President Serrin Foster Will Make

THE FEMINIST CASE AGAINST ABORTION

at St. Thomas More Family Life Center on April 19, 2016

 

Serrin Foster, President of Feminists for Life of America, will deliver “The Feminist Case Against Abortion” at a wine and cheese reception on April 19th, 2016 at the Family Life Center adjacent to St. Thomas More Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her landmark speech has been recognized as one of the “great speeches in history” in an anthology called Women’s Rights. Serrin is the creator of the Women Deserve Better® than Abortion campaign.

Founded in 1972, Feminists for Life is a national nonsectarian and nonpartisan pro-life organization that works to fulfill the unrealized goal of Susan B. Anthony and other early American feminists to systematically eliminate the root causes that drive women to abortion by facilitating practical solutions.                                                             

Serrin has led Feminists for Life since 1994. Under her leadership, FFL successfully advocated benefits for poor and pregnant women through the State Child Health Insurance Program, and helped to prevent poverty and coerced abortions due to threats to withhold child support through passage of the Enhanced Child Support Act. Most recently, FFL created a website, Raising Kids on a Shoestring, to help women at highest risk of abortion—including women with dependents—find free, frugal, and creative solutions.

Serrin served on the National Task Force to End Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Against Women, which worked to pass the Violence Against Women Act, and she also testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in support of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, also known as “Laci and Conner’s Law.”

She has focused on developing on-campus resources and support for underserved pregnant and parenting students and is an outspoken opponent of pregnancy discrimination. In January 1997, Serrin moderated the first-ever FFL Pregnancy Resource ForumSM at Georgetown University, which became a model for the country, and in 2010 became the basis for Pregnancy Assistance Fund grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Serrin’s efforts earned her an honorary doctorate from Belmont Abbey College in 2008.

Serrin has been interviewed by ABC News, CBN, CNN, EWTN, and FOX News, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and CNN International, RTÉ, and many other news outlets.

The wine and cheese reception is sponsored by the Women Deserve Better Committee of Pittsburgh. The event is free and open to the public. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A free will offering will be taken. Please RSVP via e-mail to info@feministsforlife.org.