FFL’s Dynamic Speakers

2020 Vision

In celebration of the ratification of the suffrage amendment (also known as the Anthony Amendment in honor of Susan B. Anthony) on August 18, 1920, Feminists for Life of America is pleased to announce a four-year-long 2020 Vision Campaign.

As we look toward the 2020 Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed adult American women the right to vote, Feminists for Life is accelerating our efforts to educate others about our rich pro-life feminist history and address the feminization of poverty for those at highest risk of abortion.

 This is our revolution.

What fuels the feminization of poverty that drives women to abortion? Three primary causes include:

●     Lack of education,

●     Lack of workplace accommodation,

●     Lack of paternal support.

I also believe there is a poverty of spirit since the Roe v. Wade experiment on women began costing the lives of millions of unborn children and hundreds of teens and women — many of whom didn’t want to inconvenience US with their pregnancies.

Over the next four years, FFL has exciting plans to ramp up our revolution to realize the unfulfilled vision of Susan B. Anthony to address the root causes that drive women to abortion by 2020.

Our new campaign logo is inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s glasses and the suffrage colors gold, purple, and white.

Through her eyes, you will see in black and white a vision of where we are, while the lens in color will express where we can and should be. Women deserve better.

Look for us to change out the lenses as we move from topic to topic.

Leveraging the 2020 Centennial Celebration, look for Feminists for Life to announce major initiatives in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Together, we can and will advocate better resources and better choices for the most vulnerable among us.

Please, support our efforts to realize the unfulfilled vision! And mark your calendar for August 26, for our next BIG announcement! Thank you.

Because women deserve better,

Serrin M. Foster

TAF_MAGAZINE(4)-1PS The next issue of The American Feminist is at the printers now. Please be sure that your support is current! “Voices of Women — and Men — who Mourn” includes powerful stories of reproductive loss and inspirational healing. Everyone who has previewed this issue agree: It’s one of our best — and another “keeper.”

An important part of our 2020 Vision is to pressure the US Treasury to get our feminist foremothers onto the $10 in time for the Centennial Celebration. Learn more and sign here!

The Feminist Case Against Abortion

FFL President Serrin M. Foster is the creator of the Women Deserve Better® campaign. Her landmark speech, “The Feminist Case Against Abortion,” has been recognized as one of the “great speeches in history” in an anthology called Women’s Rights. She has focused on developing on-campus resources and support for underserved pregnant and parenting students and is an outspoken opponent of pregnancy discrimination.

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, worked in coalition with other women’s organizations to defeat the mandatory “family cap” and other punitive child exclusion provisions in welfare reform, and helped to prevent poverty and coerced abortions due to threats to withhold child support through passage of the Enhanced Child Support Act.

Serrin served on the National Taskforce Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, 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.”

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, New York Times, NPR, Washington Post, Washington Times, and CNN International, RTÉ, and many other news outlets.

Serrin serves as editor-in-chief of The American Feminist and FFL’s resource website, WomenDeserveBetter.com.

To book Serrin to speak at your next conference, banquet, rally or campus event, or to inquire about her hosting an FFL Pregnancy Resource ForumSM at your university or college, please contact coordinator@ffloncampus.org. Interviews should be directed to info@feministsforlife.org

Click here to see a historical list of where our speakers have spoken.

Victory over Violence

Joyce McCauley-Benner presents “Slaves Among Us: Sex Trafficking in the U.S.” and “Victory Over Violence,” her personal story. For the past 15-plus years, Joyce has worked as an advocate for vulnerable populations, including sex trafficking victims, domestic violence victims, and low-income families. While working with those populations, she was a case manager, researcher, and legal advocate. Joyce weaves her personal story of pregnancy after rape along with experiences from her advocacy efforts to help audiences understand the powerful connection between the exploitation of women and the exploitation of abortion. As a pro- life feminist, Joyce has also worked as a racial justice facilitator and community organizer, and currently oversees a utility assistance program for low-income families in addition to her pro life feminist work. She is a frequent contributor to FFL’s magazine, The American Feminist, and has addressed poverty, violence, and exploitation during her presentations on campus, on Capitol Hill, and at international conferences.

Preview Joyce’s lecture here

Preview an audio recording of Joyce.

Click here to see a historical list of where our speakers have spoken.