Conference Participation

Conference Participation

Ryan Bomberger is an Emmy Award-winning creative professional, international public speaker, and author of the critically acclaimed book, Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong. He is also one of the most prominent pro-life voices in the US and through his highly effective advertising campaigns has prompted a national debate on the disproportionate concentration of abortion clinics in black communities in the US. Ryan has an incredible personal story. His biological mother was raped but gave birth to her son. He movingly thanks his birth mother for the gift of life. Ryan was adopted as a baby and grew up in a loving, multi-racial family in Pennsylvania. In addition to his many other achievements, he is the co-founder of, a life-affirming organization based on the belief that every human life has a unique and intrinsic purpose.

Kelsey Hazzard is founder and President of Secular Pro-Life and a member of Equal Rights Institute’s Board of Advisors. She has a unique style and is reaching new audiences all the time with the pro-life message. Her writings appear regularly in pro-life media and she is featured in the pro-life documentary “40”. Kelsey is also a regular contributor to debates on the right to life in the national media. She works as a lawyer in private practice in Naples, Florida.

Rachel MacKenzie, is one of the most effective and active pro-life campaigners in Britain. She courageously shares her personal testimony about the two abortions she had and her search for hope and healing afterwards. In January 2020, Calthorpe Clinic in Birmingham, England’s oldest abortion clinic closed after 50 years. Rachel, who had one of her abortions at this clinic, prayed and worked hard for this day to arrive. She also runs a branch of ‘Rachel’s Vineyard’ in the Midlands area for women who regret their abortions and are seeking healing.

Carla Lockhart MP is a Democratic Unionist Party politician from Northern Ireland, representing the constituency of Upper Bann. She is a vocal pro-life advocate in Westminster parliament and earlier this year along with Baroness Nuala O’Loan and disability rights campaigner Heidi Crowter, she hand delivered a petition to Downing Street from the people of Northern Ireland in opposition to the extreme abortion law being foisted on them by the UK government.

Elaine Noonan is Programme Manager of Community Connect, the wonderful new initiative which provides a vital lifeline to expectant mums who need meaningful and practical supports. It has 9 locations mobilised around the country, including 6 key ‘hubs’ with storage units. In these difficult and challenging times, Community Connect is harnessing the goodwill and generosity of people towards something truly positive. It is already making a big impact on the ground and proving to be an indispensable support to pregnant mums in need throughout Ireland.

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