Walk for LIFE Central Coast
   San Luis Obispo, California - Saturday, October 22, 2016
 "A Loving Witness to the Sanctity of Life"
 
 

Guest Speakers
Catherine 'Katie' Short
VP Legal Affairs LLDF
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 Vice President of Legal Affairs.
In her years with Life Legal, Ms. Short has written numerous briefs for state and federal courts, including petitions for certiorari and amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court and California Supreme Court. She also co-authored the text of Proposition 73, Proposition 85, and Proposition 4, all of which were California ballot initiatives attempting to establish a law requiring parental notification before a minor can receive an abortion. She was counsel of record in People’s Advocate v. ICOC (challenge to Proposition 71, California’s embryonic stem cell funding initiative), Hoye v. Oakland (First Amendment challenge to restriction on speech outside abortion clinics), and Pro-Life Mississippi v. Vance (seeking injunction against police harassment of pro-life sidewalk counselors). Ms. Short is currently representing David Daleiden in Planned Parenthood Federation of America v. Center for Medical Progress, National Abortion Federation v. Center for Medical Progress, and StemExpress v. Center for Medical Progress.
Ms. Short’s primary focus is defending the free speech rights of pro-life activists at every level of both state and federal court. She is married to fellow Thomas Aquinas College graduate William Short and has nine children.


Catherine Contreras
President Vox Vitae
Vox Vitae's primary goal is to instill in the youth the knowledge of how precious they are because they are created in the image of God. With this confidence they will be able to handle societal pressures and, when confronted, they will be able to make sound choices and to embrace a lifestyle reflecting the "culture of life."


Jeff Jennings
Pastor of College and Growth Groups
​Grace Central Coast -  Jeff has been pastoring in local church ministry settings for the past 15 years. He recently began a sanctity of life minnistry team at Grace Central Coast and is passionate about the local church being involved in "whole-life, pro-life" ministries.


Margaret Caligaris
President Cal Poly Students for Life
Ms. Caligaris spent the summer 2016 as an intern with Stand True Ministries.  She returns to us for her sophomore year to lead Cal Poly Students for Life and brings a messagae of truth and a challenge of courage to the young adults of our community.

Kayla Stroble
"My Life is Worth LIving"
Ms. Stroble is a remarkably accomplished young woman who just happens to have been born with Down Syndrom.  She is loved and admired throughout the Central Coast for her courage in speaking out on life issues and bringing to light the devistating numbers of children 'just like her' that are being aborted daily. Kayla is a local 'hero you should know'...