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Serrin M. Foster, President

 

“The Feminist Case AGAINST Abortion”

 2014

  • July 10, 2014: FFL Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing
  • May 29, 2014: Happy Hour with Happy Feminists – Washington, DC
  • April 23, 2014: First FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum at Converse College
  • April 23, 2014: First FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum at Wofford College
  • April 3, 2014: George Mason University – Fairfax, VA
  • March 13, 2014: Keynote Speech at Houston Coalition for Life benefit dinner – Houston TX
  • March 11, 2014: Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
  • February 25, 2014: Providence College – Providence, RI
  • January 22, 2014: Washington DC premiere of the film 40
  • January 20, 2014: St. Louis Archdiocese – Catholic Youth Apostolate
  • January 18, 2014: Rally for Life at the Vermont State House – Montpelier, VT
  • January 17, 2014: University of Vermont – Burlington, VT

 

2013

  • October 23, 2013: University of Notre Dame Washington Seminar Program – Alexandria, VA
  • October 2, 2013: Georgetown’s 18th annual FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum – Washington, DC
  • September 21, 2013: Happy Hour with Happy Feminists – Charlotte, NC
  •  April 23, 2013: Converse College – Spartanburg, SC
  • April 23, 2013: Wofford College – Spartanburg, SC
  • April 18, 2013: FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum, Boston University – Boston, MA
  • April 9, 2013: 17th Annual FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum, Georgetown University – Washington, DC
  • March 11, 2013: DePaul University – Chicago, IL
  • March 9, 2013: Women Deserve Better Reception, hosted by FFL Chair Patrick A. O’Kane and board member Paula Carole. Meet FFL President Serrin M. Foster and FFL Vice President Sally A. Winn – Colorado Springs, CO
  • March 8-9, 2013: Focus on the Family’s Second Annual “Life and Justice” Conference – Colorado Springs, CO, plenary address: “The Feminist Case Against Abortion: Why Women Deserve Better .”

 

June 11, 2013: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin M. Foster, Vice President and student parent Sally A. Winn, FFL speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Brenner, and FFL editor Jewels Green – Rayburn Building Gold Room, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

 

 2012

  • November 15, 2012: FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum Boston College – Chestnut Hill, MA
  • November 14, 2012: Boston University – Boston, MA
  • November 13, 2012: MIT – Cambridge, MA
  • November 12, 2012: Ann Maria College – Paxton, MA
  • October 18, 2012: Keynote Speaker for the Alight Center Banquet to benefit their pregnancy care centers – Leeds, New York
  • October 17, 2012: Hofstra University – Hempstead, New York; With actor and FFL activist Margaret Colin, who attended Hofstra.
  • October 2, 2012: FFL Board Member Kathleen Gannon Martino and the Women Deserve Better® Committee of Pittsburgh hosted a reception to share the remarkable woman-centered work of Feminists for Life of America. FFL President Serrin M. Foster, creator of the Women Deserve Better than Abortion campaign, presented.
  • October 1, 2012: Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA
  • September 20, 2012: Georgetown University – Washington, DC
  • September 19, 2012: Catholic University of America – Washington, DC
  • July 3, 2012: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin M. Foster, Vice President Sally A. Winn, FFL Speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Brenner, and former Board member and birthmother Jessica O’Connor-Petts – Rayburn Building Gold Room, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • April 25, 2012: St. Mary’s College – St. Mary’s City, MD
  • April 17, 2012: Georgetown University PRF – Washington, DC
  • March 10, 2012: Consistent Life 25th Anniversary Conference – Chevy Chase, MD
  • March 13, 2012: Wingate University, Wingate, NC
  • March 14, 2012: Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC

 

 2011

  • October 26, 2011: College Historical Society of Trinity College, Dublin
  • October 25, 2011: Sponsored by the Pro-life Campaign, Dublin Ireland
  • June 20, 2011: Groundbreaking of Room at the Inn Maternity and After-Care Facility at Belmont Abbey
    With special guest and speaker FFL President Serrin M. Foster. Feminists for Life’s College Outreach Program provided the inspiration for this model, a first for the nation.
  • February 27, 2011: Pennsylvanians for Human Life Banquet, West Chester, PA
  • February 17, 2011: Bradley University, Peoria, IL

 

June 29, 2011: Congressional Intern Briefing FFL President Serrin M. Foster, National Program Director Cayce D. Utley, College Outreach Program Coordinator Chaunie M. Brusie and special guest Amy Hutton – Rayburn Building Room 2168 Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • April 6, 2011: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • March 2, 2011: Carnegie Mellon University, PA
  • February 28, 2011: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • February 27, 2011: Pennsylvanians for Human Life Banquet, West Chester, PA
  • February 17, 2011: Bradley University, Peoria, IL

 

February 15th, 2011 – Serrin presented “The Feminist Case Against Abortion” to 160 Roman Catholic Bishops from the United States, Central America, Philippines meeting at the National Catholic Bioethics Conference in Texas.

 

2010

In celebration of the 190th Birthday of Susan B. Anthony and the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment, FFL focused on “Woman-Centered Solutions on Campus” during a Capitol Hill Briefing for college interns. Serrin was joined by FFL staff Cayce D. Utley and Chaunie Brusie with special guest Chandra White-Cummings, Executive Director of Black Life Issues and Action Network and contributor to FFL’s magazine, The American Feminist.

 

  • November 17, 2010: Fordham University Rose Hill Campus Pregnancy Resource Forum, Bronx, NY
  • November 10, 2010: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  • November 10, 2010: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
  • August 5, 2010: Intern Briefing “March Forth: Fulfilling the Unrealized Dream of Our Feminist Foremothers.” Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • November 11, 2010: Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
  • November 10, 2010: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
  • November 8, 2010: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  • May 26, 2010: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • April 29, 2010: College of The Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
  • April 28, 2010: Boston University, Boston, MA
  • April 27, 2010: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • April 26, 2010: Boston College Pregnancy Resources Forum, Boston, MA
  • April 15, 2010: Fordham University Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, NY

 

March 2, 2010: Women’s History Month Capitol Hill briefing hosted by Congresswomen Kathy Dahlkemper and Jean Schmidt , Washington, DC. Vice President Sally Winn and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser spoke. Portions of Serrin’s speech were quoted during “Special Orders” on the floor of the US House of Representatives by Congresswomen celebrating the contributions of our feminist foremothers.

 

  • March 31, 2010: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • March 24, 2010; Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • March 22, 2010: Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • March 10, 2010: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • March 9, 2010: St, Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA
  • January 16, 2010: People for Life Prayer Breakfast, Erie, PA

 

2009

  • November 19, 2009: Georgetown University Pregnancy Resources Forum, Washington D.C.
  • September 3, 2009: Georgetown Law, Washington, D.C.

 

July 30, 2009: “What About My Choice? Where’s the Support?” Congressional Staff Briefing with National Program Director Cayce D. Utley, College Outreach Program Director Chaunie Brusie, and former Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts, Washington, DC

 

  • April 28, 2009: University of Maryland Pregnancy Resource Forum, College Park, MD
  • April 27, 2009: Theology on Tap, Alexandria, VA
  • April 16, 2009: Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
  • April 15, 2009: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • March 21, 2009: Young Pro-Life Virginia Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • March 11, 2009: Boston College Law School, Newton, MA
  • March 11, 2009: Boston College, Newton, MA
  • March 10, 2009: Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • March 9, 2009: Harvard Law, Cambridge, MA
  • January 24, 2009: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC

 

2008

  • December 4, 2008: Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • November 20, 2008: Clarion University, Clarion, PA
  • November 19, 2008: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • November 6, 2008: Georgetown University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Washington, DC

 

July 15, 2008: “Perception Is Reality” Congressional Staff Briefing with FFL staff Cayce Utley and Chaunie Brusie, Washington, DC

 

  • July 11, 2008: Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC
  • February 26, 2008: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
  • April 23, 2008: Towson University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Towson, MD
  • April 9, 2008: Northwestern University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Evanston, IL
  • April 8, 2008: University of Illinois Pregnancy Resource Forum, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • April 1, 2008: University of Maryland Pregnancy Resource Forum, College Park, MD
  • February 16, 2008: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

 

January 20, 2008: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced FFL’s new speakers, Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and then student leader Chaunie Saelens Brusie (who later became FFL’s College Outreach Program Coordinator) to 850 student leaders in attendance. They were joined by birthmother and FFL board member Julia Thornton. Many of the speeches are available on YouTube.

 

2007

  • December 4, 2007: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • November 20, 2007: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
  • November 15, 2007: Towson University, Towson, MD
  • November 7, 2007: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

 

August 14, 2007: “Revolution On Campus: Working Together for Pregnancy & Parenting Resources on Campus” Congressional Staff Briefing, Washington, DC. Serrin Foster introduced new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and Julia Thornton, whose powerful stories were also featured in “Say NO to the Status Quo,” the fall 2007 issue of The American Feminist.® Jessica O’Connor-Petts also shared her experience as a birthmother.
June 4, 2007: “Revolution On Campus: Working Together for Pregnancy & Parenting Resources on Campus” Congressional Staff and Intern Briefing with Sally Winn, Washington, DC

 

  • April 21, 2007: Notre Dame de Namur University, Celebrate Life Conference, Belmont, CA
  • April 17, 2007: UCLA with Honorary Co-Chair Patricia Heaton, Los Angeles, CA
  • April 16, 2007: Pepperdine University Pregnancy Resource Forum with Honorary Chair Patricia Heaton, Malibu, CA
  • April 12, 2007: Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • April 12, 2007: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • March 30, 2007: George Washington University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Washington, DC
  • March 29, 2007: Georgetown University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Washington, DC
  • March 15, 2007: Boston College Pregnancy Resource Forum, Newton, MA
  • March 14, 2007: Wellesley University, Wellesley, MA
  • March 2, 2007: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • February 16, 2007: Fordham University-Rose Hill Campus, New York, NY
  • February 15, 2007: Barnard College at Columbia University, New York, NY
  • January 21, 2007: Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, Washington, DC
  • January 20, 2007: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC

 

2006

  • November 14, 2006: University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
  • October 4, 2006: Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
  • October 3, 2006: University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • September 13, 2006: Georgetown University Law School, Washington, DC
  • April 18, 2006: Washington & Lee Pregnancy Resource Forum, Lexington, VA
  • March 28, 2006: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • March 27, 2006: Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
  • March 22, 2006: George Washington University, Washington, DC

 

On February 15, 2006, the birthday of Susan B. Anthony, Feminists for Life President Serrin M. Foster moderated the first Capitol Hill briefing on the needs of pregnant and parenting students. Panelists included Carol Day, Director of Health Education Services at Georgetown University, who was a panelist on the first FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum in 1997; Day outlined the progressive program at Georgetown that has included annual Forums and a central campus location for help. Student perspectives were shared by Julia Thornton, Sally Winn, and Terri and John Dickinson. Congresswoman Melissa Hart , who first introduced the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Act into the House on November 9, 2005, made a special appearance at the briefing. The bill enjoyed bipartisan support.

 

  • January 30, 2006: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • January 25, 2006: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

 

January 21, 2006: Serrin addressed 15,000 peaceful demonstrators at the West Coast Walk for Life, San Francisco, CA

 

  • January 17, 2006: St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL

 

2005

  • November 21, 2005: Georgetown University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Washington, DC
  • November 17, 2005: Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

 

November 17, 2005: luncheon at the Susan B. Anthony House hosted by FFL of New York, Rochester, NY

 

  • November 10, 2005: Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
  • November 3, 2005: Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC
  • September 26, 2005: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • July 2005: Congressional Staff Briefing, Washington, DC

 

April 11-15, 2005: Briefings for Members of Congress, Washington, DC, with FFL’s Honorary Co-Chair and two-time Emmy Award Winner Patricia Heaton, FFL board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts, and FFL Director of International Outreach Marie Smith.

 

  • March 3, 2005: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • March 2, 2005: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • March 1, 2005: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • February 28, 2005: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • February 17, 2005: Davidson College, Davidson, NC
  • February 16, 2005: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
  • February 15, 2005: Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC
  • January 23, 2005: Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, Washington, DC
  • January 22, 2005: American Collegians for Life National Conference, Washington, DC
  • January 16, 2005: Speak Out Illinois Conference, Oak Brook, IL
  • January 20, 2005: Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

 

2004

  • December 1, 2004: Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA
  • November 16, 2004: Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
  • November 15, 2004: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • October 27, 2004: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • September 22, 2004: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • September 21, 2004: University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
  • August 19, 2004: Theology on Tap, Philadelphia, PA
  • May 4, 2004: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • April 1, 2004: Fordham University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, NY
  • March 31, 2004: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • March 4, 2004: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • March 3, 2004: Wellesley University, Cambridge, MA
  • March 2, 2004: Boston University, Boston, MA
  • February 17, 2004: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • January 23, 2004: Catholic University Law School, Washington, DC

 

2003

  • November 19, 2003: University of Virginia Pregnancy Resource Forum, Charlottesville, VA
  • November 3, 2003: Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
  • October 30, 2003: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • October 28, 2003: Theology on Tap, Berkeley, CA
  • October 27, 2003: St. Vincent de Paul Young Adult Group meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • October, 2003: Ale House, Berkeley, CA
  • October, 2003: St. Isidore School , Danville, CA
  • October 7, 2004: Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
  • October 6, 2003: College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
  • October 4, 2003: St. John Newman Conference Center, Piscataway, NJ
  • October, 2003: Diocese of Metuchen, N.J., Pro-life Conference, Metuchen, NJ

 

On July, 8, Serrin testified before the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on a hearing about the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2003 which was also known as “Laci and Conner’s Law,” Washington, DC. The proceedings were aired on C-SPAN.

 

  • July, 2003: “Women Deserve Better” intern and staff briefing, Washington, DC
  • March 25, 2003: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • March 12, 2003: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • February 27, 2003: La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
  • February 25, 2003: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • February 25, 2003: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • February 24, 2003: Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • January 21, 2003: Life Matters Teen Conference, Crystal City, VA
  • January 20, 2003: American Collegians for Life National Conference, Washington, DC

 

2002

  • November 16, 2002: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • November 7, 2002: University of San Diego Pregnancy Resource Forum, San Diego, CA
  • November 6, 2002: University of California at San Diego, CA
  • November 4, 2002: UCLA, special appearance by two-time Emmy Award Winner and FFL Honorary Co-Chair Patricia Heaton, Los Angeles, CA

 

September 23, 2002: Senate Briefing, part of the “Women Deserve Better than Abortion” campaign, along with special guest, actor and 30 year Cover Girl model, Jennifer O’Neill (later spokesperson for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign) and others, Washington, DC.

 

  • September 14, 2002: Pro-Life Education Association Luncheon, Bangor, ME
  • September 12, 2002: University of Maine, Orono, ME

 

July 17, 2002: Capitol Hill Briefing for Members of Congress with FFL Honorary Co-Chair Margaret Colin to launch the Women Deserve Better® than Abortion Campaign. U.S. Representatives Melissa Hart, Michael Ferguson, and Darrell Issa also spoke in support of the new campaign. Washington, DC

 

  • July 15, 2002: “Women Deserve Better” Capitol Hill Briefing with Cathy Cleaver of the the USCCB Second Look Project, co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign Georgette Forney, and Women’s Resource Committee executive director Michaelene Jenkins.
  • May, 2001: Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
  • April 20, 2002: Celebrate Life Conference, Berkeley, CA
  • April 19, 2002: University of California at Berkeley, CA
  • April 17, 2002: Stanford University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Stanford, CA
  • April 16, 2002: University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

 

April 10, 2002 Serrin was introduced by Sen. Sam Brownback at Capitol Hill briefing in opposition to human cloning for research. After making her remarks, Serrin introduced Honorary Chair Patricia Heaton and Co-Chair Margaret Colin, who also voiced their opposition to human cloning based on feminist principles.After the Senate briefing, all three attended a briefing by President George W. Bush in the East Room. Heaton and Colin were also introduced to President Bush at a private meeting prior the briefing at the White House.

 

  • March 19, 2002: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • March 11, 2002: Fordham University, New York, NY
  • February 27, 2002: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • January 16, 2002: Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • January 10, 2002: American University, Washington, DC

 

2001

  • November 8, 2001: Hood College, Frederick, MD
  • November 1, 2001: Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • October 24, 2001: Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
  • October 23, 2001: University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • October 22, 2001: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • April 27, 2001: First Resort Annual Dinner, San Francisco, CA
  • April 26, 2001: Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
  • April 25, 2001: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • April 24, 2001: University of California at Santa Barbara, CA
  • April 10, 2001: Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • April 3, 2001: Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
  • February 8, 2001: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
  • January 20, 2001: American Collegians for Life National Conference, Washington, DC
  • January 12, 2001: Bishop O’Connell High School, Arlington, VA
  • 2001: Harvard University Pregnancy Resources Forum, Boston, MA
  • 2001: Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

Serrin appeared on CNN International in 2001 to discuss the arrival of the “abortion ship” Aurora, opposite an attorney representing the Feminist Majority.

 

2000

  • November 16, 2000: University of York, York, England
  • November 14, 2000: Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
  • November 15, 2000: University of Kent, Kent, England
  • November 13, 2000: Oxford University, Oxford, England

 

November 11, 2000: Serrin’s speech at the LIFE Northern Ireland Conference at the Parliament Buildings at Stormont was later included in an anthology on Women’s Rights edited by Jennifer Hurley, part of a series published by Greenhaven Press in 2001 entitled, “Great Speeches in History.”

 

  • November 10, 2000: “Brave New World” conference on bioethics, Belfast, Ireland
  • October 28, 2000: Diocese of Lincoln, NE
  • October 27, 2000: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • October 4, 2000: Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • September 30, 2000: Right to Life of Michigan Annual Conference, Lansing, MI

 

At the request of Washington Post readers, Foster was interviewed live on-line during the 2000 Democratic National Convention.

 

  • April 27, 2000: Loyola College of Maryland Pregnancy Resource Forum, Baltimore, MD
  • April 7, 2000: University of Notre Dame Pregnancy Resource Forum, South Bend, IN
  • April 4, 2000: Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • March 22, 2000: Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • March 7, 2000: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • March 2, 2000: University of Kansas Pregnancy Resource Forum, Lawrence, KS
  • February 10, 2000: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • February 8, 2000: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

 

In 2000, at the invitation of former Sen. Alan K. Simpson, Foster participated in a panel discussion, “Abortion: Can We Ever Find Common Ground” at the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in Boston, MA. Serrin was joined by Dr. Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) and former abortion provider who since became a pro-life activist; Gloria Feldt, then-president of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country; and Bill Baird, founder of the Pro-Choice League.

 

1999

  • October 1999: Cardinal Newman Society conference, Washington, DC
  • October 1999: Serra Club, Grand Rapids, MI

 

At the invitation of Right to Life of Michigan, Serrin addressed pro-life Democrat and Republican women Senators and Representatives from the Michigan state legislature about the unmet needs of pregnant college students. This inspired Michigan’s Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Act and later became the basis for the 2005 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Act. In 2010, that language became the basis of the first section of the Pregnancy Assistance Fund in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.The next day, Serrin addressed pro-life Democrats serving in the U.S. House of Representatives at a reception celebrating their efforts on behalf of women and the unborn.

 

  • November 18, 1999: University of California at Berkeley Pregnancy Resource Forum, Berkeley, CA
  • November 9, 1999: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • November 3, 1999: Washington University in St. Louis, MO
  • November, 1999: Collegians for Life Conference, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • November, 1999: Star of the Sea Catholic Church, San Francisco, CA
  • September 20, 1999: University of Notre Dame Pregnancy Resource Forum, South Bend, IN
  • June, 1999: Birthright International’s Conference keynote address, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • April 28, 1999: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • April 12, 1999: Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • April 8, 1999: College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
  • April 5, 1999: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 1999: Rice University, Houston, TX
  • March 29, 1999: Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
  • March, 1999: Oxford University, England
  • March, 1999: East Anglia University, England
  • March, 1999: University of Manchester, England
  • March, 1999: University of London, England
  • February 1, 1999: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
  • January 16, 1999: Pro-Life Campaign Weekend Conference, Dublin, Ireland
  • Also during 1999, Serrin represented FFL at a the first Capitol Hill conferences on the sexual trafficking of women and children around the world

 

1998

  • November 12, 1998: Columbia University, New York, NY
  • November 5, 1998: Graduate Theological Union, San Francisco, CA
  • November 3, 1998: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • November 2, 1998: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

 

During a dinner meeting near Dublin at the home of Prof. Patricia Casey (University College Dublin) with Finola Bruton (whose husband John Bruton is a former Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland), founder of Feminists for Life of Ireland Breda O’Brien, then-Feminists for Life of America Board President Rosemary Oelrich Bottcher, and former FFLA Board Member Maureen O’Connor, Serrin proposed FFL’s Pregnancy Resource ForumSM serve as inspiration for Ireland’s national conference to examine the reason why 5,000 women sought abortions in Ireland.During this trip, Serrin, Rosemary and Maureen also met Mary MacAleese, President of the Republic of Ireland, at her official residence. Before she assumed office, President MacAleese contributed the introduction for Swimming Against the Tide a collection of essays by Feminist for Life members in England, Ireland and the US. Meeting her gave Serrin the idea to recognize Remarkable Pro-Life Women® in The American Feminist.
On September 22, the “5000 Too Many” Conference was held Dublin, Ireland. Finola Bruton opened the conference. Her husband and many members of Parliament attended the event. Speakers included founder of Feminists for Life of Ireland Breda O’Brien (Sunday Business Post), John Waters (Irish Times), Prof. Patricia Casey (head of psychiatry at University College Dublin), Dr. Mary Short, (secretary general of European Society of Contraception), Senator Mary Henry, Prof. Anthony Clare (medical director of St. Patrick’s Hospital, clinical professor of psychiatry at Trinity College), and Serrin, the only speaker invited from the United States. The event made front-page news in Ireland.
To demonstrate the need for parental involvement, Serrin briefed U.S. House and Senate staffers about an FFL member who was brought to a Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion after being molested. Serrin was accompanied by a former abortion provider who had performed more than 40,000 procedures and who also supported the Child Custody Protection Act. This bill would protect children from being transported across state lines by someone other than their parent or legal guardian to obtain an abortion without their parent’s knowledge.

 

  • June, 1998: University Faculty for Life conference, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • June, 1998: National Right to Life National Conference with Andrea Milanowski, Orlando, FL

 

Serrin addressed members during the annual meeting of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, LA

 

  • April 2, 1998: Duke University, Durham, NC
  • April 18, 1998: Ivy League Coalition for Life, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • March 25, 1998: Villanova University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Villanova, PA
  • March 24, 1998: Swarthmore College Pregnancy Resource Forum, Swarthmore, PA
  • March 17, 1998: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • March 3, 1998: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • February 25, 1998: Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • February 12, 1998: Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
  • February 11, 1998: Trinity College, Hartford, CT
  • February 10, 1998: University of Hartford Pregnancy Resource Forum, Hartford, CT
  • February 9, 1998: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • January, 1998: American Collegians for Life Conference, Catholic University, Washington, DC
  • January, 1998: Catholic Campus Ministers Association meeting, Austin, TX

 

At the invitation of Feminists for Life of New York, Serrin spoke on the 150th anniversary of the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls at the very site where Elizabeth Cady Stanton first delivered the Declaration of Sentiments.

 

1997

  • December 1,1997: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • November, 1997: 19th Annual Akron Right to Life Dinner, Akron, OH
  • November 6, 1997: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • November 5, 1997: University of Chicago Pregnancy Resource Forum, Chicago, IL
  • April 10, 1997: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
  • April 9, 1997: Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • March, 1997: College of The Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
  • February, 1997: American Collegians for Life Conference, Washington, DC

 

Serrin moderated the first FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum at Georgetown University on February 26, 1997, in Washington, DC. It became a model for events across the country, inspired the 1998 “5,000 Too Many” Conference in Dublin Ireland, and the 2005 and 2007 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Act. This language became the basis for the first section of the Pregnancy Assistance Fund in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is devoted to evaluating and establishing services for pregnant and parenting students.

 

  • January, 1997: American Collegians for Life Conference, Washington, DC
  • 1997: Briefing Conservative Young Women’s Network about Pro-Life Feminism at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC

 

Serrin Foster participated in the panel discussion, “Women in Politics” at the American Collegians for Life Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC along with international advocate for women and children and President the Susan B. Anthony List Marie Smith, former U.S. Treasurer Angela “Bay” Buchanan, House of Representatives Pro-Life Caucus coordinator Maggie Wynne, and president of The Polling Company Kellyanne Fitzpatrick.

 

  • 1997: Trinity College, Washington, DC
  • August, 1997: Pro-Life Diocesan Directors meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

1996

  • December 1996: Conservative Young Women’s Network on Pro-Life Feminism, Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC
  • November, 1996: Ivy League Coalition for Life Conference, Princeton University, NJ
  • September 24, 1996: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

 

Foster joined Ambassador Alan Keyes and USA Today special correspondent Linda Chavez in San Diego for an abortion debate with Governor William Weld of Massachusetts, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and Republicans for Choice founder Ann Stone. The debate was moderated by “To the Contrary” host Bonnie Erbe at an event hosted by actor Billy Baldwin for the Creative Coalition, and was televised on C-SPAN during the 1996 Republican National Convention.

 

  • April 30, 1996: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • March, 1996: hosted a dinner to benefit the Northwest Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home honoring U.S. Representative Christopher Smith as a “Friend for Life,” Washington, DC
  • February 24, 1996: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • January, 1996: American Collegians for Life Conference, Washington, DC
  • May,1996: Pro-Life Feminism conference sponsored by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and Women Affirming Life, Washington, DC

 

1996: Women of Washington hosted “The Politics of Abortion” which was aired on C-SPAN. The panel was moderated by Tara Sonenshine, then contributing editor for Newsweek. Panelists included author Naomi Wolf, former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan, then-commentator for NPR Frederica Mathewes-Green, Director of Republicans for Choice Ann Stone, President of Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington Roseann Wisman, then spokesperson for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops Helen Alvaré, Associate Dean of Georgetown University Law Center Anita Allen, and then-FFL Executive Director Serrin Foster.

 

1995

  • November, 1995: Ivy League Coalition for Life Conference, with additional address by then-FFL Board member Marion Syversen, Wellesley, MA

 

October, 1995: Serrin spoke about the need of older children in foster care and advocated the needs of birthmothers during a press briefing with Governor Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, Peace Corps creator Sargent Shriver, Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey, and Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon for the launch of Casey’s Campaign for the American Family, Washington, DC

 

  • January 12, 1995: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

 

On January 31, Serrin served as moderator and presenter at the Capitol Hill briefing, “Welfare and Abortion.” National Right to Life Executive Direct David O’Steen, then-Deputy to the President on Social policy at Catholic Charities USA Sharon Daly, then-spokesperson for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops Helen Alvaré, and Patricia King of the United States Catholic Conference were panelists. Representatives Dale Kildee and Christopher Smith sponsored the event. Rep. Jim Bunn also spoke, lending support for pregnant women and teens in poverty.

 

  • 1995: American University, Washington, DC
  • 1995: George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • 1995: American Collegians for Life conference, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

 

During a plenary session at the U.S. Department of State “Bringing Cairo Home” conference in 1995, Serrin addressed hundreds of attendees, many who were part of President Clinton’s administration and non-governmental organizations with UN status.. Serrin explained the parallels between the circumstances of women in developing countries and the early American feminists, and urged the State Department and women’s groups to focus on solutions rather than imposing abortion on women in developing countries.

 

1994

  • September 27, 1994: University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
  • September 26, 1994: Trinity College, Hartford, CT
  • April 4, 1994: Serrin’s first day leading Feminists for Life.

 


Sally A. Winn, Vice President

“Refuse to Choose: Reclaiming Feminism”

2014

  • April 16, 2014: Second Annual FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum at Boston University
  • April 17. 2014: Williams College – Williamstown, MA
  • April 8, 2014: Georgia Tech – Atlanta, GA
  • March 27, 2014: First FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum at Saint Louis University
  • March 25, 2014: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN
  • February 12, 2014: FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum at College of Wooster – Wooster, OH
  • January 26, 2014: College Leadership Summit at the Students for Life of America Conference – West Coast
  • January 26, 2014: Walk for Life West Coast – San Francisco, CA
  • January 22, 2014: Washington DC premiere of the film 40
  • January 21, 2014: College Leadership Summit at the Students for Life of America Conference – East Coast

 

2013

  • November 18, 2013: “Refuse to Choose: Reclaiming Feminism” at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
  • November 12, 2013: Carroll College – Helena, MT
  • November 7, 2013: Montana Pregnancy Clinic Executive Directors’ Meeting – Helena, MT
  • October 24, 2013: Saint Louis University – St. Louis, MO
  • October 19, 2014: Yale University – New Haven, CT
  • June 11, 2013: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin M. Foster, Vice President and student parent Sally A. Winn, FFL Speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Brenner, and FFL editor and speaker, Jewels Green – Rayburn Building Gold Room, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • May 9, 2013: Stanford University – Palo Alto, CA
  • April 25, 2013: University of San Diego – San Diego, CA
  • April 16, 2013: Montana State University – Bozeman, MT
  • April 11, 2013: Notre Dame University – South Bend, IN
  • April 10, 2013: Bradley University – Peoria, IL
  • March 21, 2013: Creighton University – Omaha, NE
  • March 9, 2013: Women Deserve Better Reception, hosted by FFL Chair Patrick A. O’Kane and board member Paula Carole. Meet FFL President Serrin M. Foster and FFL Vice President Sally A. Winn – Colorado Springs, CO
  • March 8-9, 2013: Focus on the Family’s Second Annual “Life and Justice” Conference – Colorado Springs, CO: Meeting the Needs of Pregnant and Parenting Students.
  • March 7, 2013: Philosophical Society of Trinity College Debate: “This House believes the pro-life movement is incompatible to feminism,” Trinity College – Dublin, Ireland.
  • January 26, 2013: Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, Georgetown University – Washington, DC
  • January 26, 2013: Students for Life of America Conference
  • January 20, 2013: “Women Deserve Better than Abortion,” St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral – Billings, MT

 

2012

  • July 3, 2012: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin M. Foster, Vice President Sally A. Winn, FFL Speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Brenner, and former Board member and birthmother Jessica O’Connor-Petts – Rayburn Building Gold Room Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • April 16, 2012: University of Idaho – Moscow, Idaho
  • April 27, 2012: Youth Forum – Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • April 27-28, 2012: World Congress of Families Conference – Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • January 22, 2012: Students for Life of America’s National Conference Bethesda, MD

 

2011

  • October 27, 2011: Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
  • October 21, 2011: Yale Divinity School – New Haven, CT
  • March 28, 2011: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • March 26, 2011: Benefit Gala for the Office of Pro-Life Activities, Austin, TX

 

2010

March 2, 2010: Women’s History Month Congressional staff briefing co-sponsored by U.S. Representatives Kathy Dahlkemper and Jean Schmidt , Susan B. Anthony List Marjorie Dannenfelser, and FFL President Serrin Foster, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

 

  • February 3, 2010: University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • January 28, 2010: King’s University College, London, ON, Canada

 

2009

  • April 16, 2009: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 

2008

  • November 7, 2008: Yale Law School, New Haven, CT

 

2007

  • June 14, 2007: Congressional Staff and Intern Briefing, Washington, DC
  • April 26, 2007: Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
  • April 18, 2007: West Chester University, West Chester, PA
  • April 17, 2007: Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
  • March 15, 2007: Creighton University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Omaha, NE
  • March 9, 2007: DePauw University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Greencastle, IN
  • March 7, 2007: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

 

2006

  • November 15, 2006: Xavier University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Cincinnati, OH
  • November 8, 2006: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • November 7, 2006: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • October 17, 2006: University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • October 5, 2006: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • September 14, 2006: Care Net of the Palouse banquet, Moscow, ID
  • September 13, 2006: University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • September 12, 2006: Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • September 6, 2006: Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN
  • May 2, 2006: University of San Diego, CA
  • April 29, 2006: Celebrate Life Conference, Berkeley, CA
  • April 24, 2006: Bowling Green State University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Bowling Green, OH
  • April 12, 2006: DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • April 11, 2006: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • April 5, 2006: University of Minnesota Pregnancy Resource Forum, Duluth, MN
  • April 4, 2006: University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
  • March 29, 2006: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
  • March 16, 2006: The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
  • March 1, 2006: Drexel Medical School, Philadelphia, PA
  • February 16, 2006: Brown University, Providence, RI
  • February 8, 2006: Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

 

2005

  • November 10, 2005: Foundation for Life of Toledo keynote address, Maumee, OH
  • November 1, 2005: Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
  • October 25, 2005: DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • October 20, 2005: Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
  • October 4, 2005: University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
  • April 27, 2005: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • April 18, 2005: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • April 13, 2005: DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • April 6, 2005: Seattle University, Seattle, WA
  • April 5, 2005: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • April 4, 2005: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • March 31, 2005: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
  • March 29, 2005: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • March 28, 2005: Denison University, Granville, OH
  • March 10, 2005: University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
  • March 9, 2005: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
  • March 8, 2005: College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, St. Joseph, MN

 

March, 2005: Testified at Minnesota House of Representatives for Positive Alternatives Act, St. Paul, MN

 

  • March 7, 2005: Winona State University, Winona, MN
  • February 24, 2005: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • February 23, 2005: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • February 10, 2005: Regis University, Denver, CO
  • January 24, 2005: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

 

Sally spoke before 7,500 people at the first Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, CA, on January 22, the 32nd anniversary of Roe V. Wade

2004

  • December 2, 2004: Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
  • December 1, 2004: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  • November 9, 2004: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • October 27, 2004: Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • October 26, 2004: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

 

April 24, 2004: “Women Deserve Better than Abortion” Symposium at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America, Washington, DC in advance of the “March for Women’s Lives.”

 

  • April 22, 2004: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
  • April 21, 2004: Oberlin College Pregnancy Resource Forum, Oberlin, OH
  • April 6, 2004: Gonzaga University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Spokane, WA
  • April 5, 2004: George Fox University, Newberg, OR
  • April 3, 2004: Oregon Right to Life Convention, Wilsonville, OR
  • March 25, 2004: Furman University, Greenville, SC
  • March 24, 2004: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • March 11, 2004: Ohio University Medical School, Athens, OH
  • March 9, 2004: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • February 18, 2004: University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dearborn, MI
  • February 11, 2004: St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT
  • February 10, 2004: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • February 9, 2004: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • January 23, 2004: Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

 

2003

  • October 1, 2003: Johns Hopkins University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Baltimore, MD

 

2002

  • December 4, 2002: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • November 2, 2002: St. John’s University with FFL Honorary Co-Chair Margaret Colin, Jamaica, NY
  • October 23, 2002: American University, Washington, DC
  • October 08, 2002: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • October 5, 2002: Ohio Right to Life Annual Conference, Columbus, OH
  • October 3, 2002: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • October 1, 2002: Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
  • September 28, 2002: Right to Life of Michigan Annual Conference, Kalamazoo, MI
  • September 26, 2002: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • September 25, 2002: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • September 9, 2002: American University, Washington, DC
  • September 7, 2002: Arizona Right to Life Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ
  • March 28, 2002: Duke University, Durham, NC
  • February 25-26, 2002: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  • January 25, 2002: American University, Washington, DC
  • January 21, 2002: Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • January 19, 2002: American Collegians for Life National Conference, Catholic University Columbus School of Law Washington, DC

 

2001

  • November 13, 2001: panel discussion on “Feminism in the 21st Century,” American University, Washington, DC

 

 


Joyce Ann McCauley-Benner

“Victory Over Violence”

2014

  • July 10, 2014: FFL Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing
  • April 9, 2014: College of St. Scholastica – Duluth, MN

 

2013

  • June 11, 2013: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin M. Foster, Vice President and student parent Sally A. Winn, FFL Speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Brenner, and FFL editor and speaker, Jewels Green – Rayburn Building 2168 Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • April 24, 2013: Wooster College – Wooster, OH
  • April 11, 2013: College of St. Benedict & Saint John’s University – St. Joseph, MN

 

2012

  • July 3, 2012: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin M. Foster, Vice President Sally A. Winn, FFL Speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Brenner, and former Board member and birthmother Jessica O’Connor-Petts – Rayburn Building Gold Room Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

 

2011

  • October 26, 2011: Pregnancy Resource Forum Penn State University – PA
  • October 20, 2011: St. Bonaventure University, NY
  • April 19, 2011: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

 

2010

  • April 7, 2010: Tulane University Pregnancy Resources Forum, New Orleans, LA
  • March 15, 2010: Loyola University Pregnancy Resources Forum, New Orleans, LA
  • January 27, 2010: Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

 

2008

  • October 30, 2008: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • April 16, 2008: Clarion University Pregnancy Resources Forum, Clarion, PA
  • April 7, 2008: Grand Valley State University Pregnancy Resources Forum, Allendale, MI
  • March 26, 2008: Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA

 

January 20, 2008: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced FFL’s new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and then-student leader Chaunie Saelens Brusie (who later became FFL’s College Outreach Program Coordinator) to 850 student leaders. They were joined by birthmother and FFL board member Julia Thornton. Many of the speeches are available on YouTube.

 

  • October 8, 2007: Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

August 14, 2007: “Revolution On Campus: Working Together for Pregnancy & Parenting Resources on Campus” Congressional Staff Briefing, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and Julia Thornton, whose powerful stories were also featured in “Say NO to the Status Quo,” the fall 2007 issue of The American Feminist.® Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts also shared her experience as a birthmother.

 


Patricia Heaton, Two-Time Emmy Winner

 

  • April 17, 2007: Special appearance at UCLA with President Serrin M. Foster, Los Angeles, CA
  • April 16, 2007: Pepperdine University Pregnancy Resources Forum with President Serrin M. Foster, Malibu, CA

 

April 11-15, 2005: Briefings to Members of Congress with President Serrin M. Foster, Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts, and Director of International Outreach Marie Smith, Washington, DCOctober 9, 2003: At the invitation of Senator Orrin Hatch, Patricia Heaton delivered the keynote address at the 19th Annual Utah Women’s Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah
April, 10, 2002, FFL President Serrin Foster was introduced by Sen. Sam Brownback at Capitol Hill briefing in opposition to human cloning for research. After making her remarks, Serrin introduced Honorary Chair Patricia Heaton and Co-Chair Margaret Colin, who also voiced their opposition to human cloning based on feminist principles.After the Senate briefing, all three attended a briefing by President George W. Bush in the East Room. Heaton and Colin were also introduced to President Bush at a private meeting prior the briefing at the White House.

 

  • November 4, 2002: Special appearance at UCLA with President Serrin Foster, Los Angeles, CA
  • May 9, 2001: Speech “Rewarding Motherhood,” New Jersey Right to Life annual conference, Trenton, NJ

 

 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Patrick A. O’Kane

 

2014

 

January 26, 2014: Walk for Life West Coast – San Francisco, CA

 


Rosemary Oelrich Bottcher, former board president

 

  • October, 1996: Florida State University, FL

 

 


Nikki Callahan, past College Outreach Program Coordinator

 

  • October 2006: Students for Life of America Regional Conference, New Orleans, LA
  • January 2006: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC
  • April 2005: American Collegians for Life Regional Conference, Charlottesville, VA
  • January 22, 2005: American Collegians for Life National Conference, Washington, DC
  • January 2004: American Collegians for Life National Conference, Washington, DC
  • October 2003: Georgetown University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Washington, DC

 

 


Margaret Colin, Actor

“Remember the Woman”

  • March 26, 2009: Birthright Luncheon, Montclair, NJ
  • January 21, 2009: Keynote Speaker, Cardinal O’Conner Conference on Life, Washington, DC
  • September 26, 2005: Co-lecture with FFL President Serrin M. Foster, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • November 5, 2003, Youth Address, Yonkers, NY
  • November 2, 2002: St. John’s University with Sally Winn, Jamaica, NY

 

July 17, 2002: Capitol Hill Briefing for Members of Congress with FFL President Serrin M. Foster to launch the Women Deserve Better than Abortion Campaign, Washington, DC. U.S. Representatives Melissa Hart, Michael Ferguson, and Darrell Issa also spoke in support of the new campaign.
April, 10, FFL President Serrin Foster was introduced by Sen. Sam Brownback at Capitol Hill briefing in opposition to human cloning for research. After making her remarks, Serrin introduced Honorary Chair Patricia Heaton and Co-Chair Margaret Colin, who also voiced their opposition to human cloning based on feminist principles.After the Senate briefing, all three attended a briefing by President George W. Bush in the East Room. Heaton and Colin were also introduced to President Bush at a private meeting prior the briefing at the White House.
May 2, 2001: Testified before U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation against the creation and destruction of human clones for research, Washington, DC.

 


Kerri-Ann Kiniorski, former FFL Vice President of Communications

 

  • 1997: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

 

 


Sharon Long, former FFL Board Secretary

 

  • 1997: panel discussion at Columbia University partial-birth abortion panel discussion. New York City, NY

 

 


Deirdre A. McQuade, former National Program Director

 

  • April, 2003: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
  • March, 2003: American University, public policy class devoted to women’s issues, Washington, DC
  • April, 2003: St. Mary’s College & Valparaiso University, FFL Northern Indiana Tour, IN
  • July, 2003: Debate with NARAL at Jewish youth gathering, Washington, DC

 

 


Jessica O’Connor-Petts

“Adoption: An Empowering Option”

2012

  • July 3, 2012: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin M. Foster, Vice President Sally A. Winn, FFL Speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Brenner, and former Board member and birthmother Jessica O’Connor-Petts – Rayburn Building Gold Room Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • January 22, 2012: Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

 

 

  • October 24, 2007: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

 

July 30, 2009: “What About My Choice? Where’s the Support?” Congressional Staff Briefing with FFL President Serrin M. Foster, National Program Director Cayce Utley, and College Outreach Program Director Chaunie Brusie, Washington, DC
July 15, 2008: “Perception Is Reality” Congressional Staff Briefing with FFL President Serrin M. Foster, National Program Director Cayce Utley, and College Outreach Program Coordinator Chaunie Brusie, Washington, DC
August 14, 2007: “Revolution On Campus: Working Together for Pregnancy & Parenting Resources on Campus” Congressional Staff Briefing, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and Julia Thornton, whose powerful stories were also featured in “Say NO to the Status Quo,” the fall 2007 issue of The American Feminist.® Jessica O’Connor-Petts also shared her experience as a birthmother.
April 11-15, 2005: Briefings to Members of Congress with Honorary Co-Chair Margaret Colin, President Serrin Foster, and Director of International Outreach Marie Smith, Washington, DC

 


Molly Pannell, former Public Education Coordinator

 

  • 2001: Panel discussion, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • April, 2000: Ivy League Coalition for Life conference, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • January, 20, 2000: American Collegians for Life conference, Catholic University Law School, Washington, DC
  • January 23, 1999. American Collegians for Life Conference, Catholic University Law School , Washington, DC
  • March 2, 1999 and November 10, 1999: American University, Washington, DC
  • April 12, 1999: Williams College, Massachusetts
  • October 17, 1999: Right to Life of Maine, Portland, ME
  • October 17, 1999: Lecture/workshop, Pregnancy Support Providers of Maine, Portland, ME
  • 1999: Ivy League Coalition for Life Conference, Dartmouth, NH
  • September 25, 1999: Right to Life of Michigan Conference, Detroit, MI
  • October 28, 2000: Right to Life of Rhode Island Annual Conference, Providence, RI
  • Fall, 1999: Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD
  • October 25, 1999: Holy Family College, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1999: “Called to Build a Culture of Life,” conference hosted by the Pro-Life Secretariat of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

 


Marie Smith, former Director of International Outreach

 

  • February 4, 2006: “Women Deserve Better than Abortion” luncheon with members of United Nations CEDAW Committee, New York, NY
  • January 21, 2006: American Collegians for Life Conference, presented the “International Needs of Women,” Washington, DC
  • July 8-9, 2005: “Say Yes to Life” Conference, San Salvador, El Salvador

 

April 11-15, 2005: Briefings to Members of Congress with Honorary Chair Patricia Heaton, President Serrin Foster and Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts, Washington, DC

 

  • March, 2005: Meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), New York, NY
  • July, 2004: Meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), New York, NY
  • October 1, 2004 presentation to Concerned Women of America Luncheon, Washington, DC

 

 


Marion Syversen

“One Woman’s Story”

 

  • April 11, 2006: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • October 27, 2005: Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
  • April, 1999: Husson College in Bangor, ME
  • November, 1995: Ivy League Coalition for Life Conference, along with Serrin, Wellesley, MA
  • November, 1995: During the debate over partial birth abortions, provided testimony about the desperation that leads women to abortions late into their pregnancies to the U.S. House of Representatives, Judiciary Subcommittee, Washington, DC
  • 1995: Governor Angus King’s Common Ground Committee against violence at abortion clinics, ME

 

 


Angelica Rosales Talavera

“I Am That Exception”

 

  • October 16, 2007: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
  • October 3, 2007: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

 

January 20, 2008: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced FFL’s new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and then-student leader Chaunie Saelens Brusie (who later became FFL’s College Outreach Program Coordinator) to 850 student leaders. They were joined by birthmother and FFL board member Julia Thornton. Many of the speeches are available on YouTube.August 14, 2007: “Revolution On Campus: Working Together for Pregnancy & Parenting Resources on Campus” Congressional Staff Briefing, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and Julia Thornton, whose powerful stories were also featured in “Say NO to the Status Quo,” the fall 2007 issue of The American Feminist.® Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts also shared her experience as a birthmother.

 


Ann Lowrey Forster

“Exposing Coercion: Pregnant Women Stand Up”

 

  • April 8, 2008: College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, St. Joseph, MN

 

January 20, 2008: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced FFL’s new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and then-student leader Chaunie Saelens Brusie (who later became FFL’s College Outreach Program Coordinator) to 850 student leaders. They were joined by birthmother and FFL board member Julia Thornton. Many of the speeches are available on YouTube.
August 14, 2007: “Revolution On Campus: Working Together for Pregnancy & Parenting Resources on Campus” Congressional Staff Briefing, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and Julia Thornton, whose powerful stories were also featured in “Say NO to the Status Quo,” the fall 2007 issue of The American Feminist.® Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts also shared her experience as a birthmother.

 


Cayce Utley, National Program Director

“Perception is Reality”

2011

  • November 12, 2011: Breakout session “Conversation on ‘Standing for the Unborn’” Georgetown University
  • October 25, 2011: University of Mary Washington
  • February 17, 2011: Bradley University, Peoria, IL

 

June 29, 2011: Congressional Intern Briefing FFL President Serrin M. Foster, National Program Director Cayce D. Utley, College Outreach Program Coordinator Chaunie M. Brusie and special guest Amy Hutton – Rayburn Building Room 2168 Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • March 23, 2011: 15th Annual Pregnancy Resource Forum, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • January 24, 2011: Ignatian Pro-life Network Youth Rally, Washington, DC
  • January 23, 2011: “Woman Centered Solutions on Campus.” Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, Washington, DC

 

2010

In celebration of the 190th Birthday of Susan B. Anthony and the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment, FFL focused on “Woman-Centered Solutions on Campus” during a Capitol Hill Briefing for college interns. President Serrin M. Foster was joined by FFL staff members Cayce D. Utley and Chaunie Brusie and special guest Chandra White-Cummings, Executive Director of Black Life Issues and Action Network and contributor to FFL’s magazine, The American Feminist.

 

  • January 23, 2010: “Woman-Centered Solutions on Campus” Workshop, Students for Life of American National Conference, Washington, DC
  • January 21, 2010: “Woman Centered Solutions Transform Pro-Choice Campuses,” Cardinal O’Conner Conference on Life, Washington, DC

 

2009

July 30, 2009: “What About My Choice? Where’s the Support?” Congressional Staff Briefing with FFL President Serrin M. Foster, College Outreach Program Director Chaunie Brusie, and former Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts, Washington, DC

 

2008

  • July 15, 2008: “Perception Is Reality” Congressional Staff Briefing with FFL President Serrin M. Foster, College Outreach Program Coordinator Chaunie Brusie, and board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts, Washington, DC
  • May 31-June 1, 2008: University Faculty for Life conference, Milwaukee, WI
  • April 3, 2008: Georgetown University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Washington, DC
  • January 20, 2008: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC

 

2007

  • April 14, 2007: Students for Life of America Regional Conference, Charlottesville, VA
  • March 22, 2007: Training for Duquesne University students, Alexandria, VA
  • September 15, 2007: Pro-life conference at University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • January 20, 2007: Students for Life of America Conference, Washington, DC

 

 


Chaunie Brusie, College Outreach Coordinator

“What About My Choice? Where’s the Support?”

2014

  • April 28, 2014: Seattle University

2013

  • October 10, 2013: Keynote Speech at the Right to Life of Lapeer County Benefit Dinner – Imlay, MI
  • April 11, 2013: Sanillac County Right To Life Banquet Featured Dinner Speaker – Peck, MI.

 

2012

  • October 23, 2012: Right to Life of Midland County hosted Chaunie Brusie as featured guest speaker at its Focus on Life Dinner. – Midland Resort, Midland, Michigan

 

2011

  • October 1, 2011
  • Chaunie Brusie presents at the Fordham University Conference on Life
  • September 30, 2011: Chaunie Brusie presents a “Rally for Resources” Fordham University – Rose Hill Campus, NY
  • February 17, 2011: Bradley University, Peoria, IL

 

June 29, 2011: Congressional Intern Briefing FFL President Serrin M. Foster, National Program Director Cayce D. Utley, College Outreach Program Coordinator Chaunie M. Brusie and special guest Amy Hutton – Rayburn Building Room 2168 Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • March 24, 2011: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • January 23, 2011: “Helping Women on Your Campus and in the Community.” Students for Life of America Conference, Bethesda, MD

 

2010

In celebration of the 190th Birthday of Susan B. Anthony and the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment, FFL focused on “Woman-Centered Solutions on Campus” during a Capitol Hill Briefing for college interns. President Serrin M. Foster was joined by FFL staff members Cayce D. Utley and Chaunie Brusie and special guest Chandra White-Cummings, Executive Director of Black Life Issues and Action Network and contributor to FFL’s magazine, The American Feminist.

 

  • August 5, 2010: Intern Briefing “March Forth: Fulfilling the Unrealized Dream of Our Feminist Foremothers.” Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • October 14, 2010: Right to Life of Gladwin Banquet, Gladwin, MI
  • October 14, 2010: Right to Life of Gladwin Banquet Dinner, Knights of Columbus Hall, Gladwin, MI
  • April 20, 2010: Hillsdale County Right to Life Banquet, Hillsdale, MI
  • March 27, 2010: “Woman-Centered Solutions on Campus” Workshop, Students for Life of Michigan Conference, Lansing, MI
  • January 23, 2010: “Woman-Centered Solutions on Campus” Workshop, Students for Life of American National Conference, Washington, DC

 

2009

  • October 27, 2009: Shiawassee Right to Life Dinner, Owosso, MI
  • October 15, 2009: Genesee County Focus on Life Banquet, Grand Blanc, MI
  • October 10, 2009: “Walking in the Footsteps of Susan B. Anthony.” Michigan Teen Life Night, Holt, MI
  • September 22, 2009: Tuscola County Right to Life Banquet, Deford, MI

 

July 30, 2009: “What About My Choice? Where’s the Support?” Congressional Staff Briefing with FFL President Serrin M. Foster, National Program Director Cayce D. Utley, College Outreach Program Director Chaunie Brusie, and former Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts, Washington, DC

 

  • April 15, 2009: University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
  • April 2009: Michigan Students for Life Conference, Ann Arbor, MI
  • March 28, 2009: Notre Dame Right to Life Collegiate Conference, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN

 

2008

  • July 15, 2008: “Perception Is Reality” Congressional Staff Briefing with FFL President Serrin M. Foster, National Program Director Cayce Utley and board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts, Washington, DC

 

January 20, 2008: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced FFL’s new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and then-student leader Chaunie Saelens Brusie (who later became FFL’s College Outreach Program Coordinator) to 850 student leaders. They were joined by birthmother and FFL board member Julia Thornton. Many of the speeches are available on YouTube.

 



Jewels Green

 “Products of Conception”

 

2014

 

  • January 21, 2014: St. Louis Archdiocese – Catholic Youth Apostolate

 

2013

  • June 11, 2013: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin M. Foster, Vice President and student parent Sally A. Winn, FFL Speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Brenner, and FFL editor and speaker, Jewels Green – Rayburn Building Gold Room Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

 

 


 

Johanna E. Young

 

2014

 

July 10, 2014: FFL Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing

 

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Julia Thornton

“Empowered by Choice: A Birthmother’s Story”

January 20, 2008: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced FFL’s new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and then-student leader Chaunie Saelens Brusie (who later became FFL’s College Outreach Program Coordinator) to 850 student leaders. They were joined by birthmother and FFL board member Julia Thornton. Many of the speeches are available on YouTube.

 

  • September 15, 2007: Students for Life of America MD & DC Regional Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

August 14, 2007: “Revolution On Campus: Working Together for Pregnancy & Parenting Resources on Campus” Congressional Staff Briefing, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and Julia Thornton, whose powerful stories were also featured in “Say NO to the Status Quo,” the fall 2007 issue of The American Feminist.® Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts also shared her experience as a birthmother.

 

  • March 29, 2007: Georgetown University Pregnancy Resource Forum, Washington, DC
  • September 23, 2006: Birthright 30th Anniversary Luncheon, Fredericksburg, VA
  • September 13, 2006: Georgetown University Law School, Washington, DC

 

 



Karen Shablin, former speaker

Abortion: A Betrayal of Feminism

  • March 26, 2009: Galt Museum, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • March 26, 2009: University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • March 26, 2009: Immanuel Christian High School, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • March 10, 2009: Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA
  • March 4, 2009: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • January 24, 2009: Walk for Life West Coast, San Francisco, CA
  • October 16, 2008: North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • October 15, 2008: Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN
  • October 8, 2008: Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD
  • April 30, 2008: George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • April 23, 2008: Drew University, Madison, NJ
  • March 26, 2008: Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA

 

January 20, 2008: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced FFL’s new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and then-student leader Chaunie Saelens Brusie (who later became FFL’s College Outreach Program Coordinator) to 850 student leaders. They were joined by birthmother and FFL board member Julia Thornton. Many of the speeches are available on YouTube.

 

  • January 21, 2008: Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, Washington, DC
  • November 29, 2007: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • October 9, 2007: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

 

August 14, 2007: “Revolution On Campus: Working Together for Pregnancy & Parenting Resources on Campus” Congressional Staff Briefing, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and Julia Thornton, whose powerful stories were also featured in “Say NO to the Status Quo,” the fall 2007 issue of The American Feminist.® Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts also shared her experience as a birthmother.

 



Melissa Ohden, former speaker

“Face the Choice”

  • January 18, 2008: Siouxland Pro-Life Interfaith Memorial Service, Sioux City, IA
  • November 14, 2008: Halton Pro-Life Banquet Dinner, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
  • October 9, 2008: Wilifred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • October 9, 2008: King’s University College, London, Ontario, Canada
  • October 8, 2008: Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 

January 20, 2008: Students for Life of America National Conference, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced FFL’s new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and then-student leader Chaunie Saelens Brusie (who later became FFL’s College Outreach Program Coordinator) to 850 student leaders. They were joined by birthmother and FFL board member Julia Thornton. Many of the speeches are available on YouTube.
  • November 12, 2007: University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

 

August 14, 2007: “Revolution On Campus: Working Together for Pregnancy & Parenting Resources on Campus” Congressional Staff Briefing, Washington, DC. Serrin introduced new speakers Ann Lowrey Forster, Joyce McCauley-Benner, Melissa Ohden, Angelica Rosales, Karen Shablin, and Julia Thornton, whose powerful stories were also featured in “Say NO to the Status Quo,” the fall 2007 issue of The American Feminist.® Board member Jessica O’Connor-Petts also shared her experience as a birthmother.

 



Special Events

  • January 22, 2013: FFL Board Member Paula Carole invited members and donors to meet Board Chair Patrick A. O’Kane at a Women Deserve Better reception on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton – Colorado Springs, CO
  • January 25, 2013: 40th Annual March for Life – Washington, DC
  • January 26, 2013: Board Chair Patrick O’Kane will hosted a booth at the West Coast Walk for Life Information Faire – San Francisco, CA
  • March 9, 2013: Women Deserve Better Reception, hosted by FFL Chair Patrick A. O’Kane and board member Paula Carole. Meet FFL President Serrin M. Foster and FFL Vice President Sally A. Winn – Colorado Springs, CO
  • January 21, 2012: Patrick A. O’Kane, Chair of the Board, FFL booth at the Information Faire Walk for Life West Coast San Francisco, California
  • January 22, 2011: FFL Chair of the Board Patrick O’Kane at the Walk for Life West Coast, San Francisco, CA