Praise for Feminists for Life’s Remarkable Pro-woman, Pro-Life Speakers

FFL President Serrin M. FosterFFL President Serrin M. Foster

“We had a fantastic event, thanks to Serrin. This was our 32nd annual pro-life breakfast, and many people are saying it was the best ever! Serrin’s message enlightened, inspired, and also challenged the audience to carry forward the feminist ideals of true equality and respect for every person. We loved working with Serrin and feel very fortunate to have had some time to visit with her before and after the event.”
–Tim Broderick, Executive Director, People for Life, Erie, OH, January 16, 2010

“I just got back from our campus-wide Fall Activities Fair, and I want to send a HUGE thank you to Chaunie, FFL, and Serrin! We had huge numbers sign up [for] Respect for Life and got to pass out a lot of ‘Pro-Woman Answers to Pro-Choice Questions.’ We had a student ask if we were the group who brought [Serrin] to campus last year — she was pro-choice but just wanted to say that she thought Serrin was great, loved the talk and the message, and was interested in doing more with our group; I was able to give her the ‘Pro-Woman Answers’ magazine, as well as ‘Perception is Reality.’ We had another student… wanting to know what I had to say about a woman who gets pregnant as a result of rape — because of Serrin’s talk last semester, I had an answer ready that I could see really made him stop and think a little more about the situation. So again, THANK YOU!”
–Alex Roth, Drake Respect for Life, Drake University, September 1, 2010

“[Ms. Foster’s] talk was encouraging and powerful. Her angle on approaching the matter of abortion is one that is necessary, though it is often forgotten. Many people who would not normally agree with us on our position concerning abortion were pleased to hear the talk, and moreover, are willing to work with us to expand resources. I am glad that we have been able to renew the call for cooperative work while continuing our advocacy of human dignity and the inestimable value of human life. The vast majority of our audience left the lecture with a positive impression. Many commented positively on the fact that Serrin’s talk did not get so involved in the controversy over abortion, but rather advocated that through promoting resources that benefit parents and children, it is possible to convince society at large that abortion is neither good nor necessary. It has encouraged BSL to work toward making the many resources already available on our campus better known, and on expanding them. This will necessarily entail cooperation with other groups and with University personnel, and we are excited by the prospects. Many students expressed interest in getting involved in such projects, with particular interest from members of the law school.”
–Alberto González, President of Berkeley Students for Life, University of California at Berkeley, March 9, 2010

“Serrin was amazing! How she handled the conflicting hand raisers was masterful.”
–Ann English, audience member, Fordham University, April 15, 2010 

FFL Vice President Sally A. Winn

FFL Vice President Sally A. Winn

“I think the impact of the lecture is that we have begun to have conversations about how to support pregnant and parenting students on campus. It was a refreshing change from our usual pro-life events. Sally Winn is bright, witty and a very engaging speaker. We enjoyed her presence immensely.”
–Sister Susan Glabb, Christ the King’s College, January 28, 2010

“Sally provided a logical, passionate, woman-centered approach to the argument for life. I was thankful to have the unique input of a Feminist for Life on our campus. Sally’s support of on-site daycare is continuing to fuel discussion.”
–Daniel Rhoads, vice president of Health Sciences Center for Life, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, October 16, 2009

Joyce McCauley-Benner

Joyce McCauley-Benner

“For me, the most poignant part was when she shared her personal story about being raped and the struggle she underwent during her pregnancy. The strongest point of her talk, however, was her insistence on… focusing our energy on eradicating all instances where a woman would find herself violently thrust into an unwanted pregnancy (i.e., rape, incest, etc.).”
–Christina, who does not identify herself with either side of the abortion debate, Rhodes College, January 27, 2010 

“We thought the speaker was a great success. She helped accomplish our goal for the semester by starting to build a bridge between opposing groups on campus. ”
–Catherine Simms, Rhodes College, January 27, 2010

Chaunie Brusie   

Chaunie Brusie

“I wish I could have seen [Chaunie’s] video before I had an abortion. It is devastating to live with the truth of an abortion, if it is not really necessary… But if I had the support of some people like myself, my panic state wouldn’t have won.”
–Anonymous, 2009 

“Chaunie — brave one — I wish I had made the choice to give birth — it is 40 years later, and I miss my only child, the beautiful daughter I aborted.”
–Anonymous, 2009

“Dear Chaunie, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your story. Stand tall and proud. More than that, I wanted to let you know that I have been coming to these dinners for years. You are the most refreshing speaker I’ve listened to because your voice spoke to all people, all women — pro-choice and pro-life — powerful words that call for us to work together, not against, each other.”
–Terry Vear, Hillsdale Right to Life Banquet, April 20, 2010