Faculty: Defending the Free Speech Rights of Prolife Advocates

Allison K. Aranda, Life Legal Defense Foundation Senior Staff Counsel

Allison 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. Ms. Aranda worked as a prosecutor in Orange and Riverside Counties and was honored as Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year in 2004. more…

Catherine Short, Life Legal Defense Foundation Legal Director

Catherine Short graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in 1980 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. She received her Law degree from Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley, in 1983.

In 1985, Ms. Short began sidewalk counseling outside an abortion clinic. Over the next few years, her efforts turned to using her legal training to protect the rights of other pro-life activists, including rescuers, sidewalk counselors, and crisis pregnancy centers. In 1989, she participated in establishing Life Legal Defense Foundation, which she now serves as Legal Director. more…

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