Alana Newman is a writer and musician. She is the founder of The Anonymous Us Project—an online story collective for those affected by donor-conception, a state leader for Canavox — a grassroots marriage movement, and a certified NFP-teacher in the Billings Ovulation Method. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, NPR, BBC and other media outlets around the world.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., is the Archbishop of Philadelphia. Before his appointment to Philadelphia by Pope Benedict in 2011, he served as Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota and Archbishop of Denver. He is the author of four books and has written extensively on human sexuality, civil society and life-issues.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP
Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, is the Archbishop of Sydney, Australia. He serves as a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith and on the Pontifical Academy for Life. He has a doctorate in Bioethics from University of Oxford and has published extensively in bioethics and moral theology.
Dr. Janet Smith
Janet Smith is a Professor of Moral Theology at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. She is arguably the leading expert on Humanae Vitae in the country, the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and she speaks nationally and internationally on Catholic teachings on sexuality and on bioethics. More than two million copies of her talk, "Contraception: Why Not" have been distributed.
Dr. Peter Kreeft
Peter Kreeft is a Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and King's College in New York City. A convert to the Catholic Church, he is a leading apologist and has authored of over 60 books, often tackling doctrines on topics such as heaven, hell, sexuality and suffering.
Dr. Robert P. George
Robert George serves as the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. He is considered one of the leading U.S. conservative intellectuals. For seven years he served as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, and he has authored several books on Natural Law, Marriage and Bioethics.
Dr. Helen Alvaré
Helen Alvaré is a Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. She regularly speaks on the role of women and the family and is a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity in Rome, an advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and founder of WomenSpeakforThemselves.com.
Mary Eberstadt is a Senior Research Fellow at the Faith & Reason Institute, an author and syndicated columnist. She has written for TIME, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Review, First Things and two of her books includes Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution, and How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization.
Christopher West is an author and speaker and the world’s most recognized teacher of John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body”. He is a co-founder of the Theology of the Body Institute and his books and lectures cover Christian anthropology, marriage, sexuality, and family life.
Abby Johnson is a leading pro-life activist. She used to work at Planned Parenthood as a clinic director but resigned in 2009 after having watched an abortion on ultrasound. She is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers out of the industry.
Dr. Day Gardner
Day Gardner is a leading pro-life activist and the founder and President of The National Black Pro Life Union. She is a former National Director of Black Americans for Life as well as the first black woman to be named as a semi-finalist of the internationally renowned Miss America.
Dr. Mark Regnerus
Mark Regnerus is a Sociology Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. His main research fields of interest are sexual behavior, relationship dynamics, and religion. His books include Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy, Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying and Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers.
Dr. Angela Franks
Angela Franks is a Professor of Theology at the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John's Seminary in Boston. She writes and speaks on abortion, eugenics, marriage, Humanae Vitae, life issues, and feminism. Her books include Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Teaches and Why and Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility.
Dr. Bradford Wilcox
Bradford Wilcox is the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia. He is also a Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. He is one of the nation's leading research experts on marriage, fatherhood, religion and family life and his work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today among others.
Fr. Tad Pacholczyk
Fr. Tad Pacholczyk serves as the Director of Education at The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. He is a priest of the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts who travels widely to speak on bioethics and medical ethics. He has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University, degrees in philosophy and biochemistry and worked for several years as a molecular biologist at Harvard Medical School.
Pilar Vigil, MD
Professor Pilar Vigil has a PhD in Biological Sciences and has for the last 30 years worked in reproductive medicine including fertility, infertility and natural family planning. She has written three books and is one of the world's most sought-after experts on fertility. She is the president of the San Lucas Academy, the current president of Teen STAR International and serves as a member on the Pontifical Academy for Life.
Marguerite Duane, MD
Marguerite Duane is a board certified family physician, an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, and the co-founder and Executive Director of FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science – a group dedicated to educating healthcare colleagues and students about fertility awareness based methods.
Steven Mosher is an internationally recognized authority on population issues, and a best-selling author and a leading expert on issues regarding population control. In 1979, Steven was the first American social scientist to be invited to mainland China to study their new “one-child policy". After witnessing forced abortions, he turned from being a pro-choice atheist to eventually becoming a Catholic.
Sr. Hannah, MC
Sr. Hannah is a sister of Missionaries of Charity, established in 1950 by St. Mother Teresa. She serves at the convent in Porirua in Wellington, New Zealand. She is a certified Billings Ovulation Method Instructor and help run the Billings LIFE NZ clinic.
Dr. Joe Santamaria
Joseph Santamaria was an early pioneer in spreading Natural Family Planning. He was the Head of the Department of Community Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and began working with Dr. John Billings, the founder of the Billings Ovulation Method, in 1941. Together they also spearheaded the pro-life movement in Australia in the 1970s.
Drs. John & Evelyn Billings
Drs. John and Evelyn Billings were Australian physicians who studied and developed a method of natural family planning that utilizes cervical mucus to identify patterns of potential fertility and infertility in a woman's menstrual cycle. The Billings Ovulation Method is taught and used in over 100 countries and recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective means to both postpone and achieve pregnancy.
St. Mother Teresa
Including never-before-seen footage of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. Her work among the sick and poor in India eventually led to the establishment of her order in over 133 countries where sisters run orphanages, clinics, counseling programs, homes for the sick and dying, as well as centers for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
Dr. James Brown
James Boyed Brown was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne. In the 1940s and 50s, he took an interest in endocrinology and successfully developed methods for synthesizing ovulation-inducing hormones to help anovulatory women to achieve pregnancy. In 1962 he formed a close working relationship with Drs John and Evelyn Billings, and scientifically validated their findings.
Marian Corkill is currently the Chair of the WOOMB Board of Directors and was a member of the first group of teachers in Melbourne when the Drs Billings decided to spread the Method by women to women. She served as the original lead person for OMR&RCA in having Billings Ovulation Method® training courses and seminars approved for quality points with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has been involved in the development of the curricula for the WOOMB Approved Basic, Extension and Correspondence Courses for the training of teachers.
Kerry Bourke has a Graduate Diploma in Theology from the John Paul II Institute in Melbourne and is currently Executive Director of OMR&RCA Ltd working to promote interest in and funding for the Billings Ovulation Method® in the wider Australian community. Her special interest recently has been the development of the Fertility Pinpoint charting app which is proving to be very popular both in Australia and overseas and is being further developed as an online teaching tool.
Marie Marshell spent more than a decade working with the Drs Billings and traveling to China as the lead Billings Ovulation Method® trainer. Through this experience she helped enrich and expand the teaching system that forms the basis of the curricula for training now used internationally. she has travelled extensively training and up-skilling teachers throughout the world. She is a member of the Education Committee and was the Study Leader for the Study on the Billings Ovulation Method® and the Achievement of Pregnancy.
Gillian Barker worked in the laboratory headed by Professor James Brown where the hormonal validation of the Billings Ovulation Method® was completed. Through Dr. Brown's work she became involved in the Billings Ovulation Method® and was subsequently trained as a teacher. She later developed curricula for the advanced training of Billings Ovulation Method® teachers and is involved in the ongoing development of programs and presentations for training both teachers and medical professionals.