David Bereit became an outspoken pro-life advocate after Planned Parenthood announced plans to build an abortion clinic in his Texas town in 1998. He helped to start and build a local grassroots coalition that rallied 60 churches and thousands of people together and dramatically reduced abortions in the region. Planned Parenthood recognized the effectiveness of his efforts when it labeled his town “the most anti-choice place in the nation.” In 2004 Bereit led the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas. He then moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2005 where he served as Executive Director of American Life League and National Director of Stop Planned Parenthood until being asked to lead the national 40 Days for Life campaign. His pro-life work has been featured in the media hundreds of times, including coverage on Fox News, HBO, ABC, NBC and CBS television stations, numerous radio programs, and in over 100 newspapers across the country including USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.
Beriet will share his story at the Sav-A-Life Vestavia “Rise Up” Banquet Thursday April 18 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham/Wynfrey Hotel. RSVP by April 12, 2018 by visiting www.savalife.org or calling 205-979-0302. Seating begins at 6:30pm, program 7-9pm. †