On September 7th, 2013, Dana Cody & Allison Aranda of Life Legal Defense Foundation will present a powerful seminar focused on the free speech rights of pro-life advocates in the Southeast:
Life and Freedom: Protect Your Rights or Lose Them?
This seminar is open to the public at no cost and will take place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Church of the Reconciler in Fairfield, Alabama. Lunch will be provided.
Co-sponsors: CEC For Life and Life Legal Defense Foundation
Invite every pro-lifer in the Southeast area to attend!
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Church of the Reconciler, 4607 Gary Ave, Fairfield AL 35064 (see map below)
Presenters: Dana Cody, Executive Director of LLDF, & Allison Aranda, Senior Staff Counsel
Dana Cody, Executive Director of LLDF, has been championing the rights of women and the preborn for over twenty years. She started as a lay-counselor to women in crisis pregnancies, then fulfilled her passion to protect women and children victimized by abortion by obtaining her Juris Doctor from Western State University in 1993. In 1996, Ms. Cody accepted the invitation to serve as a board member of Life Legal Defense Foundation. After leaving a consulting position she accepted the position as Life Legal’s Executive Director. Both Mrs. Cody and Allison Aranda have been a vital driving force behind the Birmingham pro-life community’s work to shut down New Woman All Women abortion facility.
Allison Aranda, Senior Staff Counsel of LLDF, defends the free speech rights of pro-life activists in both state and federal court. Ms. Aranda graduated from Biola University in 1997 with a B.A. in Social Science and a minor in Sociology. She went on to earn a Law degree from Pepperdine University in 2001. In 2008, Ms. Aranda accepted the Life Legal Defense Foundation’s invitation to join their staff where she now dedicates her time to defending the liberties of pro-life advocates. Recently, Ms. Aranda was co-counsel in Turn the Hearts v. City of Birmingham, which was filed after nine pro-life advocates were arrested while standing on the public sidewalk in Birmingham. All criminal charges against the pro-life activists were dropped, the Birmingham permit ordinance dating back to the civil rights era of the 1960’s was struck down, and the city paid an undisclosed amount of money to the pro-lifers who were wrongfully arrested.