Serrin M. Foster’s Historical Speaking Schedule

2020

  • January 25, 2020: Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, Georgetown University- Washington, DC

2019

  • October 10, 2019: 24th Annual Pregnancy Resource Forum at Georgetown University
  • October 3, 2019: Boston College- Chestnut Hill, MA
  • October 2, 2019: Harvard University- Cambridge, MA
  • October 1, 2019: MIT- Cambridge, MA
  • September 30, 2019: Anna Maria College- Paxton, MA
  • March 29, 2019: Berea College- Berea, KY
  • March 28, 2019: University of Kentucky- Lexington, KY
  • March 27, 2019: Northern Kentucky University- Highland Heights, KY
  • March 20, 2019: Catholic University of America- Washington, DC
  • March 13, 2019: College of William & Mary- Williamsburg, VA
  • March 13, 2019: William & Mary Law School- Williamsburg, VA
  • January 19, 2019: Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, Georgetown University- Washington, DC

2018

  • November 12, 2018: First-ever Pregnancy and Parenting Resource Forum at James Madison University- Harrisonburg, VA
  • October 16, 2018: 23rd Annual Pregnancy Resource Forum at Georgetown University
  • June 29, 2018: Faith & Law- Washington, DC
  • June 22-24, 2018: 3rd Pro-Life Women’s Conference, Friday Keynote- St. Louis, MO
  • April 11, 2018: James Madison University- Harrisonburg, VA
  • March 27, 2018: Johns Hopkins University- Baltimore, MD
  • January 20, 2018: Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, Georgetown University- Washington, DC

2017

  • November 3, 2017: Franciscan University of Steubenville- Steubenville, OH
  • November 2, 2017: Wheeling Jesuit University- Wheeling, WV
  • October 19, 2017: 22nd Annual Pregnancy Resource Forum at Georgetown University
  • October 12, 2017: George Mason University- Fairfax, VA
  • October 1, 2017: St. Mary’s Church- Amityville, NY
July 20, 2017: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin Foster, FFL member Johanna Young, FFL speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Benner, Former FFL Board Chair Jessica O’Connor-Petts, Catherine Rubio, FFL intern and SFL president at Clarion University Kara Sorenson, and Carol Day, director of Health Education Services for Georgetown University all spoke. – Rayburn Building Gold Room, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • June 1, 2017: Human Life Review’s One Spring Night- New York, NY
  • May 6, 2017: Ladies for Life Brunch (Central Texas Coalition for Life)- Austin, TX
  • March 8, 2017: Liberty University School of Law- Lynchburg, VA

2016

  • October 22, 2016: 40th Anniversary Dinner Birthright of Fredericksburg, VA
  • October 20, 2016: 21st Annual Pregnancy Resource Forum at Georgetown University
  • July 24-26, 2016: 1st Pro-Life Women’s Conference, VIP Reception and Saturday Keynote- Dallas, TX
July 7, 2016: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin M. Foster, FFL speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Benner, FFL intern and SFL president at Clarion University Kara Sorenson, and Carol Day, director of Health Education Services for Georgetown University all spoke. FFL intern and James Madison University student Hope Gallagher introduced Serrin Foster and FFL intern and Wheeling Jesuit University student Madeline Davin closed the event. – Rayburn Building Gold Room, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • April 20, 2016: 2nd Pregnancy Resource Forum at Clarion University- Clarion, PA
  • February 2, 2016: Participated in ground-breaking debate at Yale University 

2015

  • November 18, 2015: Sisters of Mercy- Belmont, NC
  • November 17, 2015: Wingate University- Wingate, NC
  • October 15, 2015: 20th Annual Pregnancy Resource Forum at Georgetown University
  • October 7, 2015: Canisius College- Buffalo, NY
  • September 22, 2015: University of Tennesee- Knoxville, TN
July 16, 2015: Annual Capitol Hill Intern Briefing, FFL President Serrin M. Foster, FFL speaker and rape survivor Joyce McCauley-Benner, FFL speaker and student parent Chaunie Brusie, and FFL member and domestic violence survivor Johanna Young – Rayburn Building Gold Room, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • April 30, 2015: St. Norbert College – De Pere, WI
  • April 16, 2015: Happy Hour with Happy Feminists- Charlotte, NC
  • April 9, 2015: Happy Hour with Happy Feminists- McLean, VA
  • April 8, 2015: Participated in Pro-Woman, Pro-Life panel at University of Mary Washington
  • March 23, 2015: Fairfield University – Fairfield, CT
  • March 11, 2015: Loyola University-Chicago – Chicago, IL
  • February 18, 2015: First FFL Pregnancy Resource Forum at George Mason University

2014

  • November 19, 2014: Clarion University – Clarion, PA
  • October 29, 2014: University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
  • October 23, 2014: Seattle University – Seattle, WA
  • October 14, 2014: 19th Annual Pregnancy Resource Forum at Georgetown University
  • September 20, 2014: Yale University – New Haven, CT
  • 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. (With 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: Anna Maria College – Paxton, MA
  • October 18, 2012: Keynote Speaker for the Alight Center Banquet to benefit their pregnancy care centers – Leeds, NewYork
  • 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 Betterthan 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, FFLSpeaker 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 theinspiration 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 FFLstaff Cayce D. Utley and Chaunie Brusie with special guest Chandra White-Cummings, Executive Director of Black Life Issues and Action Network and contributorto 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 ParentingStudent 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 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 forLife 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 McAleese, President of the Republic of Ireland, at her official residence. Before she assumed office, President McAleese contributed the introduction for Swimming Against the Tide a collection of essays by Feminist for Life members in England, Ireland and the U.S. Meeting her gave Serrin the idea to recognize Remarkable Pro-Life Women® in The American Feminist.
On September 22, the “5,000 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 24, 1998: Right to Life of Greater Akron, OH Tenth Annual Pro-Life Evening
  • 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 AmbassadorMary 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 theNational Conference of Catholic Bishops Helen Alvaré, and Patricia King of the United States Catholic Conference were panelists. Representatives Dale Kildeeand 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.