Meet Our Speakers

Meet our team helping to effect real change in the culture by speaking on behalf of the preborn.

Lila Rose

Founder and President

Lila Rose is a writer, speaker and activist. Lila founded and serves as president of Live Action, a human rights nonprofit with the largest digital footprint for the global pro-life movement.

Lila’s investigative reporting on the abortion industry has been featured in most major news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, CBS and ABC Nightline. Her media appearances include Fox News’ Hannity and Tucker Carlson Tonight, as well as CNN, BBC, and many other national television and radio programs. Lila has written for the Hill, Politico, USA Today, and First Things, among others.

Lila speaks internationally on family and cultural issues, and she has addressed members of the European Parliament and spoken at the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women. She has been named among National Journal’s “25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35,” and Christianity Today’s “33 under Thirty-Three.”

Lila is the author of ‘Fighting for Life: Becoming a Force for Change in a Wounded World.” She is the host of “The Lila Rose Show,” a podcast that tackles relationships, faith, culture, and politics.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lila lives in California with her husband and sons.

Find Lila on Twitter at @lilagracerose, and Instagram at @lilaroseofficial, and Facebook at @lilagracerose.


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Lauren Merz

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Lauren has been fundraising for the conservative movement in the Washington, D.C. area for over eight years. Lauren serves Live Action on their Executive Team along with their President, Lila Rose, and COO, Josef Lipp, setting the organization’s messaging, marketing, and strategy, building their organizational health and culture, and managing their fundraising team. Lauren travels the country sharing Live Action’s work and mission, while also speaking on pro-life and cultural issues. Lauren is the oldest of 14 children and comes from a retired Air Force family.


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Christina Bennett

Live Action Corespondent

Christina Bennett is a pro-life missionary and activist, who writes and speaks on behalf of the cause. Her passion stems from her powerful personal story. Christina was moments away from being aborted, but a miraculous encounter with a stranger changed her mothers mind and saved Christina’s life. Upon hearing this story in her 20s, Christina dedicated her life to ending abortion, serving in various leadership roles for pro-life organizations, including at the Justice House of Prayer in D.C., then as a Communications Director at an advocacy organization, and most recently as a Client Services Manager at a crisis pregnancy center. She testified for the cause at two congressional hearings and in the Oval Office. 

As a Live Action News Correspondent, Christina helps to represent Live Action on news outlets including Fox News Primetime, The Christian Broadcasting Network, and radio stations nationwide. She is a member of the National Black Pro-life coalition, and she believes the greatest civil right is the right to life.

Christina lives in Connecticut with her husband and son where she serves as a Christian minister. Find Christina on Twitter at @blkprolifewoman, and Instagram at @blackprolifewoman.


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