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Feminists for Life president to speak at George Mason University

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Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life of America, will deliver her lecture, “The Feminist Case against Abortion,” Oct. 12 at George Mason University, 4515 Robert Road in Fairfax. The event will be held after the 5 p.m. Mass at St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel as part of Catholic Campus Ministry’s Thursday Night Suppers.

Foster’s lecture will focus on the pro-life history of the feminist movement and will make the case for why feminists should take a stand against abortion.

Founded in 1972, Feminists for Life is a national grassroots organization that continues the efforts of the early American feminists, including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to systematically eliminate the root causes that drive women to abortion by facilitating practical solutions.

Foster has led Feminists for Life of America since 1994. Under her leadership, the organization successfully advocated benefits for poor and pregnant women through the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and worked in coalition with other women's organizations to defeat the mandatory "family cap" and other punitive child exclusion provisions in welfare reform.

Foster’s efforts earned her an honorary doctorate from Belmont Abbey College in 2008 alongside Bishop Michael Burbidge, then Bishop of Raleigh. She also has spoken to 166 bishops at a bioethics conference.

Find out more

Contact info@feministsforlife.org or go to feministsforlife.org.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2017