February 13, 2020
"Pro-life Democrats have to stand up and say, 'No, we're not going to bend any longer...to this abortion lobby,'" said Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life of America. "The Democratic Party has to support these candidates. If the abortion lobby comes in and starts attacking a pro-life Democrat, they have to stop it."
Day generated attention in January by asking Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg at a televised town hall in Iowa if he wanted "the support of pro-life Democrats" and if he would support "more moderate platform language in the Democratic Party..." Here's video of his response and links to news coverage.
February 6, 2020
"I think socialism is the most important issue facing our country right now and I just want to be a part of the fight," said Morgan Zegers, founder of Young Americans Against Socialism. "Knowing about the failures of socialism, I just assumed that nobody would every support that, in an amazing country like the United States of America."
Polling data over the past decade indicates that a declining view of capitalism, among respondents ages 18 to 39 in 2019, puts it roughly equivalent to socialism, according to Gallup.
January 29, 2020
"Oftentimes what happens when we're abused, or something evil happens to us, if we don't respond in the correct manner, we leave ourselves open to that weakness, and to looking for things outside of the Church," said Terese Piccola. "And that's exactly what happened to me."
Her story was recently recounted by the National Catholic Register in a blog post titled, "Wife and Mother of Four Describes Experience of Possession, Exorcism." You can follow her on Twitter @terese_little.
January 23, 2020
Live Action is "a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the greatest human rights abuse of our time, which is abortion," said Alison Centofante, director of external affairs for LiveAction.org. "We do this through educational videos, through investigative reporting, by sharing the stories of women and girls who have chosen life, and making sure women know about all of their life-affirming options."
Deacon Geoff Bennett, host of Respect Life Radio, also discusses the importance of Initiative 120, an effortto put a late-term abortion ban on the Colorado ballot in November 2020.
January 16, 2020
"The Fairness for All Act essentially creates all the problems that The Equality Act creates, and then exempts a handful of people from those problems, and then they call that a victory for religious liberty," said Greg Baylor, senior counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom. "I would say it's a victory for religious liberty not to create the problems in the first place."
Baylor is a previous guest on Respect Life Radio, where he discussed The Equality Act , which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in May 2019. The Fairness for All Act is purported compromise legislation, proposed in December by U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah. Follow @GregBaylor on Twitter to see links regarding the Fairness for All Act and other subjects.
January 9, 2020
"I want to wake the Catholic community up and the pro-life community up...that the playing field upon which all the pro-life issues are determined is in health care," said Louis Brown, executive director of Christ Medicus Foundation, who recently wrote an article titled, "Health Care: The Greatest Pro-Life Political Battle of Our Time."
"The philosophical and theological underpinnings of our health care system is what will determine whether we protect the unborn, pregnant women, the dignity of human life, because so much of that is dealt with in the health care" system, said Brown.
December 31, 2019
Attempts by some parents to be "attentive to the latest cultural trends and sensibilities" to reach their kids are instead cultivating even more confrontational attitudes and behavior, according to Casey Chalk, a writer for "The American Conservative" and other publications, whose recent article is "Woke Parenting Eats Its Own."
"Their kids are modeling the behavior that they have seen from their parents, who have told them that they should be distrustful of authority, that the traditional stories about American history should be questioned...[as] full of bigotry and prejudice," said Chalk on Respect Life Radio. "The parents are feeding into their children's own sense of victimhood."
December 23, 2019
"The idea is them — the children — before us, the adults," said Katy Faust, founder of ThemBeforeUs.com and contributor to The Federalist. "Children have very specific rights when it comes to their life, and their right to be known and loved by the two people responsible for their existence. The only way to respect those rights is for adults to conform their lives to the rights of children. What we're seeing in pretty much every area of American life — whether it's in the abortion debate, or issues of divorce or issues of reproductive technologies or cohabitation, is the adults saying: No, this is what I want and this is how I'm going to order my family, regardless of whether or not it respects children's rights."
December 19, 2019
Ramona Treviño, a former Planned Parenthood manager who has become a vocal pro-life advocate, will be the keynote speaker at the Celebrate Life Rally and March on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, on the west steps of the state Capitol in Denver, Colo.
Treviño said providing contraception at clinics is a gateway to abortion for Planned Parenthood.
"It's future abortion clients for them: We have to get people to have sex and be promiscuous and live these risky lifestyles so that they can become pregnant," said Treviño on Respect Life Radio. "So if they do become pregnant, then Planned Parenthood becomes [an] authority in their life and someone they can trust. So then they go to Planned Parenthood to receive their abortion. It's just this cycle that they continue to perpetuate..."
December 11, 2019
"What divorce does is it makes children homeless," said Leila Miller, author of "Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak." "All of a sudden, they go from having a home and an identity — to not. And they have two homes, and they're traveling between homes. Things that the adults would never allow for themselves — you'd never tell an adult, 'Oh, you have to switch homes every few days, and bring all your stuff with you' — but we do this to the kids. And then we allow them to split their identity."
For more from Leila Miller, go to LeilaMiller.net. Also, listen to a prior Respect Life Radio interview (in Part 1 and Part 2) with Miller about the book, "Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today's Tough Moral Issues," co-authored with Trent Horn.