Landmark Women’s Conference “Turning the Clock Ahead” To Life After Roe

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Women Speak 2019 will take place on May 1st at The Heritage Foundation, bringing together experts and leaders in law, medicine, economics and the media to critically examine an idea that our political and popular culture takes for granted: that abortion is necessary for women’s advancement in society.

This is the second annual Women Speak symposium hosted by Americans United for Life (AUL), America’s first and largest pro-life legal organization. AUL’s legal strategists have been involved in every pro-life case before the U.S. Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade. Its mission is to protect and defend human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial and educational efforts.

Catherine Glenn Foster, AUL President & CEO says: “It’s a simple fact that almost any time abortion is brought up, abortion activists and opponents of the human right to life claim that those who want comprehensive legal protection for all human beings are trying to ‘turn back the clock’. What we’re doing at AUL through our Women Speak symposium is just the opposite: we’re turning the clock ahead. We’re bringing together a top-notch team of women experts in law, medicine, and culture to reflect on what American life will look like after Roe is consigned to the scrap heap of history.

Going forward, we will have to deconstruct the Supreme Court’s false assertion that women have a ‘reliance interest’ in abortion— and the idea that abortion has ever been necessary for women’s advancement in society. All Americans of goodwill need to do more to ensure women, children, and families —and our whole society— can respond with love and generosity to every human life.”


  • Catherine Glenn Foster, President and CEO of Americans United for Life
  • Helen Alvaré, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University
  • Catherine Hadro, EWTN Pro-Life Weekly Host
  • Alexandra DeSanctis, National Review
  • Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler (MO-4)
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