September 17, 2020
Learn "how to vote as a faithful Catholic, but really how to vote as a faithful citizen who is based, and rooted, in the moral foundations of our Church," said Deacon Geoff Bennett, the host of Respect Life Radio. "It is critical that we get involved in the political process. We are not just observers; we need to be participants. We're not going to call on one political party or the other. But look, what they stand for should dictate who we should vote for. Everybody should defend life, from conception through natural death. Those are kind of non-negotiables. And we're going to talk about why this is so important."
For more background, see "Voting as a Catholic" from the Colorado Catholic Conference, as well as information on Colorado ballot initiatives, including Prop. 115 to end late-term abortion, which all four Colorado bishops endorsed in this letter.
September 10, 2020
"The life issue supersedes politics, it's really ethical, moral, spiritual, human," said Sister Dierdre Byrne, who gave galvanizing pro-life remarks at the Republican National Convention in August. "My intention was not to be a political speaker up there on the podium, but someone who is just representing the Catholic Church and its response, and relationship, to the life issues..."
Sr. Byrne, highlighted by the National Catholic Register as "Surgeon, Soldier, Sister, Servant," belongs to the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
August 27, 2020
"I was conceived when my birth mother was abducted at knifepoint by a serial rapist," said Rebecca Kiessling, born in 1969. "I absolutely would have been aborted if it had been legal. I owe my birth to the law which protected me."
Kiessling is an international pro-life speaker who has "helped pregnant rape victims all around the world to choose life for their children," according to her website, RebeccaKiessling.com. "She’s also an attorney, wife, and mother of 5 (two oldest are adopted,) lost 2 additional babies to miscarriage, and her 33 day old adopted daughter Cassie, who was born with special needs."
Subsequent to the recording of this interview, and prior to publication, her sons Caleb and Kyler died of drug overdose. "I ask that you keep Rebecca and her family in your prayers," said Deacon Geoff Bennett, host of Respect Life Radio.
August 20, 2020
"Up until the day before your baby is born you can get an abortion for any reason?" is the question that motivates Nicole Hunt, whose daughter — now 11 years old — was born prematurely at 27 weeks, survived and thrived. "At that point, you have two bodies that can live apart from each other, with medical help. It's about the human right of both the mother and the child."
Hunt leads HelpMomSaveBaby.com, which is advocating for Proposition 115 at the Nov. 3 ballot in Colorado, which would prohibit abortion after 22 weeks, with an exception for the life of the mother. More than 40 states restrict abortion at a particular time of the pregnancy; Colorado does not.
"We need 100 percent involvement. We need 100 percent engagement," said Hunt, a wife, mother of four, an attorney and crisis pregnancy volunteer. "The truth is restricting late-term abortion is absolutely nonpartisan. And people are getting out to vote this year; they're going to vote for president. We need to be out there advocating with our friends, with our colleagues, with our acquaintances. We need to be having this conversation."
Find out more at HelpMomSaveBaby.com, and follow the campaign on Twitter @HelpMomSaveBaby and from the #YesOn115 hashtag. To book media interviews of Hunt, contact The Kairos Company.
August 13, 2020
"We exist because abortion is a human rights violation, it is not a mere theological debate," said Kelsey Hazzard, president and founder of Secular Pro-Life. "The abortion lobby, for a very long time, has tried to silo abortion by characterizing it as just a religious issue, just a theological difference of opinion. When what we're really talking about is violence, lethal violence, against a flesh-and-blood human being. And you don't have to be religious to recognize that."
The interview with Hazzard begins at 10:50 of the podcast, preceded by a commentary by show host Deacon Geoff Bennett on Proposition 115, the late-term abortion ban that will be on the Nov. 3 Colorado ballot. For more on that, go to RespectLifeDenver.org.
August 6, 2020
"Our role is to systematically eliminate the root causes that drive women to abortion, through education and advocacy," said Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life since 1994. "Our flagship program has predominantly been on college campuses." See also their resource website, WomenDeserveBetter.com.
In light of Proposition 115, a November ballot initiative in Colorado that would ban late-term abortion, Respect Life Radio is "presenting a diversity of interviews and opinions that you are unlikely to hear in the mainstream media," said show host Deacon Geoff Bennett. For more on the ballot initiative, go to RespectLifeDenver.org.
July 9, 2020
"People have forgotten that bullies are cowards," said Prof. Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and author of books and of articles, including "Solzhenitsyn's Prophecy."
"We need outspokenness. It's the power of the word, not the force of arms, that will win this battle. But if people are too afraid, too frightened, too intimidated, too bullied to speak out against the bully — to stand up and defy the bully when the bully says, 'Oh, you're not allowed to say that,' or the bully says, 'Oh, you must say this, you must give me your loyalty oath' — until somebody stands up, until we gather ourselves and stand up to the bullies, this bullying is going to continue. But the minute that we do stand up, the bully will be revealed to be what all bullies are...a coward. And then we will begin to restore our civilization and our country."
Follow George on Twitter @McCormickProf.