In Part 2, Dr. P. Kishore and Hal Shurtleff continue the history of alcohol and drug addiction from the Civil War's morphine to Bayer's pure herion, to JFK's methadone addiction and today's explosive growth in methadone clinics in Massachusetts. Why the protocol, in practice, for taking methadone, is wrong; why addicted babies in utero and after birth experience a much more painful withdrawal; how NARCAN, which has become very expensive, is actually used for drug overdoses; and why our current public policy on drug addiction is misplaced.
Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore & Hal Shurtleff Part 1
The history of addiction in America, whether alcohol and now drugs, is discussed by Dr. Kishore and Hal Shurtleff. The Minnesota model, the Pennsylvania model and now the Massachusetts model address the issues of their times. Is the addiction and many deaths of teenagers and young adults a solvable problem? Is the answer to 'treat' addicts with other addictive drugs like Methadone & Suboxone as the long term solution?
Diane Splitz, Part 2 A Very Concerned Mother
In Part 2, Diane Splitz provides a first hand account of how the homosexual movement goes about trying to change both Massachusetts and American society. Moreover, she explains how the pro-abortion industry aligns itself with homosexuals to push legislation on Beacon Hill. She warns parent to be vigilant and to speak up and go to battle with pro-family and pro-life allies.
Diane Splitz Part 1 A Very Concerned Mother
In Part 1, Diane Splitz tells her own story of how the homosexuality movement has infiltrated middle schools and high schools and how they have indoctrinated school children and teenagers into homosexual lifestyles. As caring and loving parents to their child, the Department of Children & Families (DCF) took their child illegally even though there had been no 'abuse and neglect'. How can the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have so much preemptive power over families in the custody, aka kidnapping, of those family's children? Many salient questions discussed.
Alex Schadenberg Executive Director Euthanasia Prevention Council www.EPCC.CA
Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition discusses the constant worldwide battle against those promoting euthanasia and doctor prescribed suicide. This 2017 year, pro-lifers have had an amazing string of legislature victories in the United States and abroad. Alex promotes the documentary 'Fatal Flaws' to better understand the specter of an ominous outcome that aging populations already, and/or may encounter soon.
Russ Amerling National Publicity Coordinator Choose Life America, Inc. Choose-Life.org
The growth of 'Choose Life' license plates continues its twenty year effort with the 31st state Nebraska and 32nd state Wisconsin now offering the plates to the automobile driving public. Michigan may be next. More than $25 million has been raised to help primarily pregnancy resource centers assist crisis pregnancies. Russ Amerling recounts the history of how this ministry got started, the unique stories of how twenty states got their plates and the lives that were saved in his new book.
Michael Hichborn President Lepanto Institute
Proponents of abortion often say to Pro-Lifers "How can you be pro-life and be for capital punishment at the same time?" Michael Hichborn, President of the Lepanto Institute, explains using the perspicacious arguments of Catholic theologian St. Thomas Aquinas. 'INTENT' is the linchpin and society's welfare is the beneficiary.
Steven W. Mosher President Population Research Institute POP.org
Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute, discusses several worldwide topics: the impact of Pro-Life directives since the Trump Administration took office; positive actions at the United States Health and Human Services Administration; Pro-Life appointments; China's supposed new two child policy; and Japan's upcoming population contraction.
Terrisa Bukovinac Co-Leader Secular Pro Life firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrisa Bukovinac is an atheist who is a pro-life activist in the San Francisco Bay area. She explains how she became a pro-life atheist and how it fills a certain niche. She's involved in battling Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation. She's also involved with an organization start up called 'Pro-Life Future' which targets the Millennial age group of young adults.
C.J. Doyle, Jr. Executive Director Catholic Action League of MA.
C.J. Doyle discusses, just since 2014, the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston's transgressions against their own self ascribed policy. Not only is the pro-life movement in Massachusetts largely ignored, it is now being discriminated against with the Bishops pre-empting the collection of signatures on church property to eliminate taxpayer funding of abortion in the Commonwealth's constitution. Mr. Doyle informs us as to what we can do about it.
Mike Fichter President & C.E.O. Indiana Right to Life
Indiana, a much more pro-life state than Massachusetts, has had many successes in the abortion battles. Why have they been successful? And what battles is Indiana currently fighting? Mike Fichter, President & C.E.O. of Indiana Right to Life, shares his thoughts and experiences. His new venture, LoveX2, takes a Christ centered approach toward changing hearts, minds and the culture too.
Paul B.Linton, J.D. Director The Human Family Research Center HumanFamilyResearch.org
Constitutional Law Expert Paul B. Linton, J.D. discusses what would happen, state by state, if Roe v. Wade was overturned. Mr. Linton dispels the myth that women, who have had an abortion, have gone, or would have gone to jail if they had an abortion.
Rita Russo, R.N. Campaign Director Boston 40 Days for Life & National Day of Rememberance of Aborted Children
Rita Russo discusses the National Day of Rememberance of Aborted Children this upcoming Saturday September 9th in Massachusetts and around the nation. She also discusses the 40 Days for Life Fall campaign kickoff with speaker Theresa Tomeo on Sunday September 24th and the actual campaign beginning later that week.
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato Priest Associate Priest For Life PriestForLife.org
Fr. Imbarrato is a leading advocate of national protests to end pre-born child killing.Perhaps a national tax strike can decisively end the bloodshed. After all, a strike like Lech Walesa's in Poland was successful. Or perhaps Administrative and Executive orders by President Trump can stop abortion in the immediate future. He discusses how to re-energize protests within the pro-life movement in the character of Martin Luther King's Civil Rights Protests.
Donna Brendel Executive Director twentyTHREE61.com
Donna Brendel is Executive Director of an organization called 'twentyTHREE61. She discusses how both women and men can heal from sexual abuse, from sexual addiction, from promiscuity and from abortion.
Robert M. Cappucci, Boston Mayoral Candidate
The current Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, received NARAL Massachusetts 2016 Man of the Year award. And he was recently at the dedication of a square in the South End of Boston honoring late term abortionist and past National President of Planned Parenthood Dr. Kenneth Edelin. Life Matters interviews the only 2017 mayoral candidate who is Pro-Life, Robert M. Cappucci and who was also best friends growing up with Boston Red Sox star Tony Conigliaro!
Ed Daccarett Founder Life Saver Ads & WJPP FM Radio Station WJPP.com
Ed Daccarett is an inspirational pro-life catalyst and hero in Florida and beyond. His signage, including billboards along Interstate highways and local communities ...Choosing Life... can be seen throughout the state. His multifaceted ministry all started by saying 'Yes' to God!
Wesley J. Smith, J.D Lawyer & Author and .... Senior Fellow Discovery Institute's Center for Human Exceptionalism Discovery.org/Human
Wesley J. Smith, J.D. discusses 'End of Life' issues. Do Medical Doctors and hospitals' rights trump patients' rights? Is 'Quality of Life' becoming the dominant issue turning medical ethics on its head? Is this form of coercion against the patient further eroding 'trust' in the medical professional? Is suffering the overriding issue whereby the sufferer is eliminated?
Chris Slattery Founder & President Expectant Mother Care EMCFrontline.com
Chris Slattery, Founder & President of Expectant Mother Care, shares his three decade battle with New York Attorney Generals who are beholden to the abortion industry as they go after pregnancy resource centers and free speech of pro-lifers.
Linda R. Thayer Vice President for Education Massachusetts Citizens For Life
Is there pressure on kids to have sex after attending School Sex Education programs espousing 'risk reduction' e.g. just use protection? Are schools pushing parents aside when the topic of sexuality comes up? With the average teenage 'love' relationship lasting only six months, isn't 'love' suppose to be about loyalty, commitment, faithfulness, intimacy and responsibility? And what is the 'Art of Living Well'? Linda Thayer shares her thoughts with host Tina McCormick.
Catherine Adair Former Pro-Abortion Feminist becomes a ... Pro-Life Advocate
Catherine Adair discusses with host Tina McCormick the societal, psychological and emotional conditioning of teenagers and college aged women to view abortion as the 'best and only' option for an unplanned pregnancy. Catherine shares her own post abortive experiences, what's it like to work at a Planned Parenthood abortion mill, and describes her personal journey to becoming a pro-life advocate.
Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D. Director of the Marriage and Religion Research institute Catholic University of America Marripedia.org
What is 'Culture'? How do we take care of each other on the big issues life ...birth, death and marriage? When cultures break down, it becomes difficult for people because the expectations are no longer there. Why is the child, mother, father and family at the center of culture? Why is the most important relationship for a society to protect is the marriage relationship? And much, much more.
Carol Tobias President National Right to Life Committee
Brendan interviews Carol Tobias, the President of the National Right to Life Committee. This wide ranging discussion includes what impact the incoming Trump Administration has had on pro-life initiatives and objectives, and what needs to be done.
David Franks, Ph.D. Chairman Massachusetts Citizens for Life
Tina McCormick and David Franks, Chairman of MCFL, discuss the status of Massachusetts' Pro-Life movement. What political and cultural challenges does it face? What are the challenges of engaging young people e.g. Millennials and Gen Xers in the pro-life cause. And can the pro-life movement transcend bi-partisan politics?
Mary Roque, J.D. President Entrust Care
Tina McCormick interviews Mary Roque, an elder care attorney, regarding the challenges the elderly and their families encounter in our American society. They discuss from 'every day' care issues to the ominous specter of physician assisted suicide. And what can we do to actively engage seniors, who are often lonely in our society?
Brittanie M. Nichols Law Student Suffolk University and Pregnancy Help Counselor while at Liberty University
Brittanie Nichols, while in college at Liberty University in Virginia, volunteered at a local pregnancy resource center. Her efforts in counseling distraught college aged women dealing with pregnancy. Her efforts even resulted in saving at least one baby. Do you have the courage to get involved savings baby girls and boys?
Anthony Levatino, M.D. OB/GYN Former Abortionist and now a leading Pro-Life Advocate
Dr. Levatino discusses his conversion from having performed over 1,200 abortions to a pro-life advocate. He dispels the myths regarding the 'woman's health exception' from a medical doctor's perspective showing why these myths are just not true.
Jack Ames, P.E. Founder & Director Defend Life, Inc. DefendLife.org
Maryland has become the late trimester abortion capitol of the East Coast. Leroy Carhart, Steven Brigham and Johns Hopkins East Bayview Campus have performed many of these late term abortions. What can pro-lifers do to counter this on going tragedy? Picket and leaflet in the abortionist neighborhood. Challenge local sex-ed programs. Billboards and signs are effective. 'Face the Truth' tours are a great way to train future leaders and get the message out in your local community.
Russ Amerling President & Author Choose Life America, Inc. Choose-Life.org
Randy Harris and Russ & Jill Amerling have persevered to get pro-life license plates into 32 states + D.C. Nationally, there efforts have resulted in $24.5 million raised for pregnancy help centers, adoption and other pro-life activities. Now, they have chronicled their efforts in a book entitled 'Contemplate Life' telling the stories and hurdles they had to overcome in 20 of the 32 states. The fruits of their labor tell of women who gave their children up for adoption and those, contemplating abortion, who decided to give birth.
Ryan Tremblay Christian Singer/Songwriter Father of Triplet Boys
Christian singer & songwriter's sister Erica died of breast cancer two months after giving birth to her second child. Moreover, Ryan and his wife Elizabeth's steadfast refusal to have a selective reduction, aka an abortion, of one or two of their triplets despite a doctor's suggestion to do so. Their Catholic faith guided them in that key decision. Ryan sings two songs, one expressing love for his sister Erica and another expressing his love for his God.
Frank Scaturro, J.D. Lead Staff Investigator Select Investigative Panel established by U.S. Congress regarding the Center for Medical Progress Videos Part 2
How are Abortion Mills, Tissue Procurement Companies, state and federal governments, like the National Institute of Health complicit in profiteering from the selling and doing research on baby body parts? What are some of the many statute violations, such as informed consent, undue influence, patient privacy and filing fraudulent invoices to name a few, abridged by these activities? Moreover, is it illegal for University of New Mexico to be a training ground for future abortionists in the abortion industry? And will Congress strengthen sanctions against selling baby body parts which currently fetch $595 to $890 per tissue or body part?
Frank Scaturro J.D. Lead Staff Investigator Select Investigative Panel established by U.S. Congress regarding the Center for Medical Progress Videos Part 1
The Panel's investigation of the eleven videos released by David Daleiden's Center for Medical Progress. Were there violations by abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and tissue provider companies like Stem Express. The battle within the committee chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-7 TN) between pro-life Republicans and pro-abort Democrats. Were baby body parts being sold for a profit? If the 2002 Born Alive Infant Protection Act and 2003 Late Term Abortion Ban Act were being violated, do these laws have any enforcement penalties? What tactics did the Democrats employ to stymie the investigation? And much more.
Maria McFadden Maffucci Editor Human Life Review Part 2
In part 2, Maria McFadden Maffucci discusses her societal observations of America such as the tyranny of the powerful over the weak, motherhood's status being marginalized, the wall of silence and dishonesty regarding abortion and much, much more.
Maria McFadden Maffucci Editor Human Life Review Part 1
Founded by James P. McFadden, who could not believe the U.S. Supreme Court placed its judicial power behind killing babies, Human Life Review has been the quarterly, intellectual, content rich and perspicacious journal of ideas, concomitant with being a repository of historical record from the pro-life perspective. In part 1, Editor Maria McFadden Maffucci discusses the early years, how the journal came to be, and several of its illustrious writers and contributors.
Nancy Valko, R.N., ALNC Spokeswoman National Association of Pro-Life Nurses Nancy Valko.com
Her group maintains the highest ethical & moral grounds in health care, fighting against abortion, euthanasia and infanticide. They continue to advocate for the patients! The 'fourth' trimester Down Syndrome Baby Doe case in which the baby was not given food nor water is an example of where medical profession is capitulating on life issues. Another area nowadays concerns patients deemed 'vegetables'. This is not only a pejorative term, but often, 43% of the time, a misdiagnosis. Many people recover. Is the medical profession writing off all sorts of people? And what about hospice? The motto use to be ' we never prolong nor hasten dying'. Nowadays, hospice is dicey. 'Choice and Autonomy' are the buzz words which in effect hasten the patient's dying by dehydration and starvation. Nancy Valko shares her life long experience in the nursing profession.
Thomas Harvey, Esq. Executive Director MA. Alliance to Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion StopTaxpayerAbortion.org
In Massachusetts, your tax dollars have been paying for abortion services since 1981. This was the result of unelected judges 'legislating from the bench' stating that taxpayer funded abortions are a constitutional right under the Massachusetts constitution. Mr Harvey outlines the steps needed to successfully eliminate this provision in the Massachusetts constitution.
James W. Sedlak Vice President American Life League STOPP.org
What does it mean to transition from the Obama to Trump administration when pro-life issues are involved? The international and national impact should save many lives. How will Planned Parenthood be affected? How much do executives at PP make in MA. and nationally? Who is fueling the inexorable trend toward medical abortions in America? What are the prospects of de-funding PP in Congress and repealing Obamacare? And much, much more.
David A. Prentice, Ph.D Vice President & Research Director. Charlotte Lozier Institute StemCellResearchFacts.org
Update on Adult versus Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Where is the federal and state funding going in recent years? While Adult SCR has had many successful transplants, Embryonic SCR has had none. Also, the Kansas Adult Stem Center is treating patients with heart damage, leukemias and anemias and some cancers. Finally, what kind of issues does the gene editing tool CRSPR pose? Can society keep up with ethical and moral concerns involving the ever accelerating biological and medical breakthroughs? Finally, why has UC Berkeley and MIT/Harvard been involved in such a bitter lawsuit over CRSPR?
Ann McElhinney Author & Filmmaker with Husband Phelim McAleer www.GosnellBook.com Gosnell, the Movie Gosnell, the book Gosnell, the audio book
Can a movie about the abortion atrocities committed by Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia be funded and promoted in Hollywood? While crowd funding helped to produce the movie, MainStream Media didn't like what the story told the public about abortion. A pro-life activist started a twitter campaign that briefly forced the MSM to show up at the trial. Publicity for movies of $7.5 to $10 million is needed to catapult this movie to blockbuster status.
David H. Pickup, M.A. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist N.A.R.T.H. NARTH.com DavidPickupLMFT.com
Homosexuality is based on trauma, unfulfilled needs and sometimes sexual abuse. In his counseling, David Pickup has seen when these issues are dealt with and resolved, homosexual behavior tends to naturally disappear. He is often vilified by homosexual groups like the 'Human Rights Campaign' because he practices 'reparative therapy'. Wide ranging discussion on homosexuality in America today.
William Lawton, M.D., FACP Retired Medical Professor at the University of Iowa for forty years. Current Adjunct Associate Professor at UMASS Medical School in Worcester, MA
In Part 2, who really is affected by Doctor Prescribed Suicide, aka Physician Assisted Suicide? Why is it an issue? Is it fear of pain or self autonomy? Is it a patient's right to die or really a doctor's right to kill issue? Will the real impact fall upon the poor, the elderly, blacks, Hispanics, and the disabled? Would 'Going Neutral' by the Massachusetts Medical Society be a huge victory for the pro-death proponents? Will inevitable government rationing hasten DPS? And conversely, what about medical breakthroughs that give patients hope?
Mark J. Rollo, M.D. Family Physician for 30 years Part 1 Doctor Prescribed Suicide aka Physician Assisted Suicide
Out of a culture of death some 2500 years ago, the Hippocratic Oath was forged. Abortion has eviscerated this Oath in recent times. Will the medical profession be further co-opted and corrupted by Doctor Prescribed Suicide? Will pressure increase on the vulnerable and elderly to choose death? Will medical doctors be pressured to violate their conscience? Will the overall society see an increase in suicides? Are patients at increased risk of abuse or subtle pressure to comply with state sanctioned suicide? If DPS becomes law, is it much cheaper to kill the patients than to heal them or comfort them until natural death? And are not legislative bodies suppose to 'promote the general welfare'?
Lester Ruppersberger, M.D. OB/GYN Past President 2016 Year The Catholic Medical Association
Dr. Ruppersberger explains 'The Wingaards Institute for Catholic Research' attempts to encourage the Catholic Church's Magisterium to change its position on contraception and on sexual intercourse. Dr. Janet Smith's response, signed by 500 scholars, doctors and lawyers refutes this latest attack on Natural Law. Dr. Smith put forth a webinar affirming the Church's teaching on the gift of sexuality.
Patrick J. Reilly Founder & President The Cardinal Newman Society
What were the underlying causes for the of 'Land of Lakes' Statement in the summer of 1967? After encyclical Humane Vitae was released, did priests and religious orders, like society in general, rebel against authority? What were the repercussions upon Catholic Colleges and Universities? To be a truly 'academic' institution, must a Catholic university be independent of the authority of the Church? Did Land of Lakes cause a great rupture, resulting in the secularization of Catholic colleges, universities and high schools during the past 50 years?
Brian Johnston Western Regional Coordinator National Right to Life Committee And Life Matters Radio & Podcast
Was the predicate of the right to life removed from the law with the Roe V. Wade decision? Is the 'Right to Life' issue about theology and/or emotion? Our guest contends it is really a battle of ideas. It's about a self evident truth. Currently, his state of California is immersed in a false world view. The battle of ideas is in the'Post Truth' era where emotion is more important than the facts. This 'post truth' thinking lacks clarity and objective truth. Are many, if not most pro-lifers committed to the cause on just an emotional basis? So what's a pro-lifer to do?
Adam Cassandra Editor The Cardinal Newman Society
Why is Georgetown University Law Center coddling and providing platforms for the pro-abortion movement? The symposium concerned 'reproductive health care and gender identity'. The conference was entitled 'Dismantling Reproductive Injustices, The Hyde Amendment and laws against Self-Induced Abortion'. While the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. objected, Georgetown University did not. Pro-abortion sponsors included 'If, When & How', the O'Neil Institute, the Georgetown Journal of Gender & the Law and 'All above All'. The symposium featured the topic of 'in home' abortions. Speaker UC Irvine professor Michelle Goodwin compared 'Ultrasound' to state sanctioned rape!
“[I]t seems to me as clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.” ― Mahatma Gandhi