Speakers and Panel

Meet our keynote speakers, Josh Brahm, pro-life apologist and president of Equal Rights Institute and David Bereit, author and former CEO of 40 Days for Life. Mr. Brahm and Mr. Bereit will spend the morning strengthening our pro-life toolkits. During the lunch hour, network with more than a dozen local pro-life non-profit organizations eager for new and enthusiastic supporters.  In the afternoon, learn from a panel of pro-life experts, including Josh and David, on how to put your new found skill set into action!




Speaker and Activist

David became an outspoken pro-life advocate after Planned Parenthood announced plans to build an abortion clinic in his Texas town in 1998. He helped to start and build a local grassroots coalition that rallied 60 churches and thousands of people together and dramatically reduced abortions in the region. Planned Parenthood recognized the effectiveness of David's efforts when it labeled his town "the most anti-choice place in the nation." David led the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas.

David moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2005 where he served as executive director of American Life League and national director of Stop Planned Parenthood until being asked to lead the national 40 Days for Life campaign. His pro-life work has been featured in the media hundreds of times, including coverage on Fox News, HBO, ABC, NBC and CBS television stations, numerous radio programs, and in over 100 newspapers across the country including USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.



Equal Rights Institute

Speaker and Apologist

Josh has worked in the pro-life movement since he was 18. After 12 years of full-time pro-life work he launched Equal Rights Institute to maximize his impact for the movement.

Josh’s primary passion is helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate with pro-choice people. That means ditching faulty rhetoric and tactics and embracing arguments that hold up under philosophical scrutiny.

Josh is formerly the host of a globally-heard podcast turned radio/TV show, Life Report. He now hosts the podcast that’s attached to the Equipped for Life course. He’s also a regular blogger for LifeNews.com and the ERI blog, blog.EqualRightsInstitute.com.


Building an Active Pro-Life Community

Join our keynote speakers, Josh Brahm and David Bereit, along with CEO of the Catherine Foundation, Heather Sells, and East Coast Director of Students for Life of America, Michele Hendrickson for a panel discussion on building an active local pro-life community.  Open Q & A will follow the moderated panel.