Feminists for Life President Serrin Fosterís lecture "Crimes Against Women Around the World" will be held during Georgetown law schoolís Global Awareness Week. Her speech is a tribute following the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007.
Foster spoke at the U.S. Department of State "Bringing Cairo Home" conference in 1995 on the parallels between the needs of women in developing countries and the obstacles faced by the early American feminists. During her speech, Foster encouraged the United States to listen to then-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was one of only two women to address the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo, Egypt. Bhutto had asked developed countries to answer the needs of women, rather than to impose abortion and other western practices upon developing countries.
In 1998, Foster was a featured speaker at the first-ever joint pro-life and pro-choice conference in Dublin, Ireland, entitled "5,000 Too Many," a reference to the number of women who leave Ireland for abortions in the United Kingdom each year. The conference was modeled after Feminists for Lifeís Pregnancy Resources ForumsSM and addressed alternatives to abortion and practical resources for pregnant women and parents in the Republic of Ireland. Attendees included former Prime Minister John Bruton and members of Parliament.
At the annual Life Conference held in 2000 at the Parliament Buildings at Stormont, Northern Ireland, Foster presented "The Feminist Case Against Abortion." This speech has been included in an anthology on Women's Rights edited by Jennifer Hurley as part of a series published in the fall of 2001 by Greenhaven Press entitled "Great Speeches in History."
Some of Fosterís media appearances include CNN Internationalís discussion in 2001 of the abortion ship "Aurora," opposite an attorney representing the Feminist Majority.
In 1995, Feminists for Life became a charter member of a coalition against sex trafficking. FFL was granted special consultative status as a non-governmental organization (NGO) by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2005.
The Tuesday event at Georgetown Law, sponsored by Progressives for Life, is open to college students interning on Capitol Hill and attending area colleges as well as the general public.
Media interested in attending should e-mail Georgetown University Law Centerís Office of Alumni, Development and Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1972, Feminists for Life of America is a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, grassroots organization that supports practical resources, support, and holistic, woman-centered solutions for pregnant women and parents.†