SPEAKERS

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Charlotte Pence

Best-Selling Author & Daughter of Vice President Mike Pence

Charlotte Pence is a best-selling author & the daughter of Vice President Mike Pence. She is a current contributor to Lightworkers.com and her work has been published in The Washington Times, Glamour magazine and featured in US Weekly, among other major media outlets. A graduate of DePaul University with a BA in Digital Cinema Screenwriting and English, Charlotte contributed writing and production skills to the Emmy Award-winning documentary Fleeced (WFYI Productions). Charlotte currently attends Harvard Divinity School where she is a candidate for a Masters in Theological Studies, with an emphasis on religious themes in literature and culture..

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David Bereit

Former CEO of 40 Days for Life

David Bereit started and led 40 Days for Life through its first decade, building it into the largest grassroots pro-life mobilization in the world. Bereit is an internationally sought after speaker, media spokesperson, bestselling author, and strategic advisor to many top pro-life organizations.
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Matt Birk

Former American Football Player

Matthew Birk is a former American football center. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and later played for the Baltimore Ravens. He played college football at Harvard. Birk is a two-time All-Pro, six-time Pro Bowl selection, and one-time Super Bowl champion. Birk is a powerful voice for Life, raising awareness of the value of the pre-born, and together with his wife both support pregnancy resource centers.

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Kristan Hawkins

President Of Students for Life of America

Kristan Hawkins is a Christian, wife, mother, grassroots activist, author, speaker, and a human rights advocate. President of Students for Life of America, she was recruited in 2006 to launch Students for Life of America’s full-time operation. Since then, she has built up a small organization made up of a few dozen student groups scattered around the country to a coordinated national team serving more than 1,200 Students for Life chapters in all fifty states. Under her leadership, Students for Life exists to abolish abortion by transforming our culture by recruiting, training, and mobilizing this pro-life generation, who are the direct targets of today’s abortion industry. A frequent speaker and media analyst, Kristan’s expertise includes abortion, feminism, disability advocacy and healthcare, as she navigates the social conditions and public policy that impacts the human rights issue of our day.​

A published author, Kristan wrote Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime. She has interviewed on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, the Today Show, CBS, ABC, and HBO and has received the title, “One of the 4 worst anti-abortion misinformers,” by Media Matters, a title of which she is very proud. Kristan regularly speaks at pro-life conventions and events across the United States including leading college campuses such as Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, and UC-Berkeley.

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Gov. Scott Walker

Governor of Wisconsin

Scott Walker is an American politician who served as the 45th governor of Wisconsin from 2011 to 2019. A Republican, he was first elected governor in 2010, defeating an attempted recall in 2012 and being elected for a second term in 2014. He formerly served as Milwaukee County Executive and in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Walker was raised in Iowa and in Delavan, Wisconsin, before attending Marquette University. While in school, he worked for IBM before leaving his senior year to take an opportunity to work full-time in finance and development for the American Red Cross. In 1993, Scott was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly. Then, in 2002, he became the first Republican elected Milwaukee County Executive. Voters in the overwhelmingly Democrat county re-elected Scott by increased margins in 2004 and 2008 because he kept his promises to continuously reform county government and put taxpayers first.

On January 3, 2011, Scott Walker was inaugurated as the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. One of his first reforms, Act 10, helped eliminate the state’s $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes or cutting health care for those in need. It gave schools and local governments the tools to balance budgets without the massive layoffs seen in other states.

On June 5, 2012, Scott Walker became the first Governor in American history to survive a recall election. He received both more votes and a higher percentage of the vote than in his 2010 election, proving again that Wisconsinites want leaders in office who keep their promises. On November 4, 2014, Scott was re-elected to a second term.

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Lila Rose

President of Live Action

Lila Rose is a speaker, writer, podcast host, and human rights activist. Lila founded and serves as president of Live Action, a media and news nonprofit dedicated to ending abortion and inspiring a culture that respects all human life. Live Action’s groundbreaking news coverage and compelling videos reach several million people online every week. Lila is the host of “The Lila Rose Show,” a podcast that tackles faith, relationships, culture and politics.

Lila also speaks internationally on faith, family and cultural issues, and has addressed members of the European Parliament and the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women. Lila has been named among the National Journal’s “25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35,” and Christianity Today’s “33 under Thirty-Three.” A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lila and her husband reside in Los Angeles.

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Alison Howard Centofante

Director of External Affairs - Live Action

Alison is the Director of External Affairs at Live Action, a national non-profit working to educate on abortion and the humanity of the preborn. In this role, Alison handles media, government relations, Live Action's Ambassador Program, and travels sharing Live Action's mission.

Alison previously served at Alliance Defending Freedom and Concerned Women for America. Her work has been featured on Fox News, ABC, NPR, CBN, and other media outlets. Her work has been published in National Review Online, World Magazine, The Federalist, and The Blaze. Alison was named to Red Alert Politics “30 under 30” list and Christianity Today’s Reader’s Choice “33 under 33.

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Tyson C. Langhofer

Director of the Center for Academic Freedom

Tyson C. Langhofer serves as senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom with Alliance Defending Freedom. Langhofer has represented college students and student organizations throughout the country in defending their freedom of speech, freedom of association, and free exercise of religion. In Young Americas’s Foundation v. Covino, he successfully represented YAF, Ben Shapiro, and California State UniversityLos Angeles students in a lawsuit against university administrators for First Amendment violations—when they allowed a mob of professors and students to physically block students from attending Shapiro’s scheduled speech on the campus. In Grace Christian Life v. Woodson, he successfully represented a religious student group at North Carolina State University in a lawsuit against administrators for violating their First Amendment freedoms when they prevented students from discussing religious topics because they did not acquire the university’s pre-approval.
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Kevin Theriot

Vice President of the Center for Life

Kevin Theriot serves as senior counsel and vice president of the Center for Life with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he directs the work of team members working to overturn Roe v. Wade, defend prolife speech, and battle against physician-assisted suicide.

Since joining Alliance Defending Freedom in 2003, Theriot has been successful as lead counsel or co-counsel in numerous cases preserving the freedoms of speech and religion. In NIFLA v. Becerra he was part of the Supreme Court team that protected California pregnancy centers from being forced to refer for abortion. In Women’s Health Link v. City of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Theriot defended the freedom of a pro-life pregnancy center to access an advertising forum in city buses. In The Children First Foundation v. Martinez, he received a favorable ruling eliminating unconstitutional discrimination against “Choose Life” auto license plates.

Theriot also co-authored the 2017 law review article, Free to Do No Harm: Conscience Protections for Healthcare Professionals.

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Dr. Monique Ruberu

Pro Life Ob/Gyn

Dr. Monique Ruberu is a daughter of God, a wife to an amazing husband and a mother to five adorable kiddos (2 in heaven). She is a convinced Catholic and a Napro Technology Trained Pro Life Ob/Gyn.

Monique has a beautiful conversion story that she recently published titled "Rising with Roses." This book delves deep into her faith journey which brought her from a broken marriage to an amazing and precious relationship God. It also addresses many interesting life lessons that she learned along the way and now shares with her patients on a daily basis.

She co-leads two 40 days for life campaigns in downtown Philadelphia. She is a pro life advocate, trained sidewalk counsellor and public speaker. She loves to salsa dance, spend time with her Lord in mass and adoration, scuba dive, travel and love on her family.

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Jennifer Lahl, R.N., M.A.

CBC President

Ms. Lahl is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice.

Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR.

She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has twice addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.

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Katrina Furth, PhD

Katrina Furth, PhD specializes in communicating neuroscience concepts with non-scientific audiences. Since graduating with a PhD in Neuroscience from Boston University, she has worked as an adjunct professor at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, which promotes science and statistics for life.

Dr. Furth enjoys educating scientists and non-scientists alike about brain development and leads seminars and talks about the neuroscience of the unborn. She believes that as people come to understand more about embryonic and fetal development, they will be more likely to support life-affirming policies.

More speakers to be announced!