Speaker Series

In addition to our Lecture Series, Defend Life is pleased to provide a number of local speakers who are often available on short notice. To bring one of these speakers to your parish, school or organization email Mary Ann Czapla or call her at 410-256-9070

Sherry Cline

Sherry Cline is Education Coordinator for Pregnancy Ministries, Inc., a group of three crisis pregnancy centers in Franklin County Pennsylvania.  She is also President of Franklin County Pennsylvanians for Human Life (PHL), a local affiliate of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.  Sherry is also founder of "A+ For Abstinence", a sexual abstinence until marriage program. 

"A+ For Abstinence" powerfully combines humor, skits and teen testimonies to encourage abstinence until marriage for teens.  Sherry Cline, shares sexual purity in an innovative and spiritually sound way that speaks directly to the hearts of young people.  Over 18,000 teens have heard the truth of sexual purity through A+ For Abstinence in public schools, churches and retreats.  In May 2002, A+ For Abstinence was in a CNN report on effective abstinence until marriage programs.  Sherry is available for for public and private schools, churches, retreats and community programs.  All programs are adapted for age group, specific need and length of time available.  Topics cover why and how to wait for sex until marriage, character development, dating guidelines, communication, goal setting, developing talents, and understanding puberty and the teen brain.  For religious programs, Sherry also incorporations a stronge pro-life message because bottom line is... abstinence prevents abortion

Senator Andrew Harris, M.D

Senator Andrew Harris is a father of five, Minority Whip of the Maryland Senate, leader of the Maryland Senate Pro-Life Caucus and member of Johns Hopkins department of anesthesiology. Before joining the Maryland Senate in 1998, Senator Harris was Chief of the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia, at Johns Hopkins from 1989 to 2002. From 1989 to 1992, Senator Harris found time to join the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps where he served as Commanding Officer of the Johns Hopkins Naval Reserve Medical Unit, including a tour of active duty at Bethesda Naval Hospital during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Senator Harris is the only physician serving in the Maryland Senate.

 

Paul Schenck

img1.gifPaul Schenck,Pastorial Associate with Priests For Life, Executive Director of National Pro-Life Action Center, convert and father of 9 children.

 

 

Michael Schwartz

img1.gifMichael Schwartz, author, regular commentator on CNN, FOX NEWS,MSNBC, is an authority on every aspect of the pro-life movement and has been the head of the Pro-Life/Pro-Family Coalition on Capitol Hill for many years. Mike has spoken in 48 of the 50 states. Nobody in the entire pro-life movement is a more knowledgeable and dynamic speaker than Mike Schwartz!

 

 

Missy Smith

Missy Smith is the founder of WAKE UP, Women Against the Killing and Exploitation of Unprotected Persons. A pro-life spirtual evangelization with a chasity message. Ms. Smith founded WAKE UP in 1999 after the news of the trafficking of baby body parts hit the secular press. Ms. Smith is also an abortion survivor.

Barry Sullivan

img1.gifBarry Sullivan, Nuclear  Engineer, Project Manager for the Department of Energy, father of 2 adopted children, and candidate for Congress in 1990 in Southern Maryland. Barry's talk will cover the many times that he has been involved in various charitable causes, pro-life activities, politics, everyday situations with the various moral challenges one runs up against. He will talk about the miracles of his two adopted children, the women who didn't have abortions because they had heard him earlier in life, friends who stopped living immoral life styles after he confronted them in a charitable way

 

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