Right to Life Radio | Life Report (general)

Notre Dame law student and former Life Report guest John Gerardi joins Josh Brahm and Jonathan Keller in the studio to discuss the Supreme Court's "Obamacare" decision. Josh opens the show by focusing on how this legislation promotes abortion and tramples on religious liberty. This includes a brief explanation of why "ella" should definitively be considered an abortifacient, and not merely a contraceptive. Josh also discourages people from making baseless claims about Chief Justice Roberts' intelligence or intentions.

Afterwards, John Gerardi gives a careful analysis of the decision, including what constitutional issues were examined.  The show ends with a discussion of what pro-lifers can do to fix things.

Note from Josh: After this episode finished shooting, we stayed on the air for over an hour continuing the discussion and responding to questions from our live stream audience. We will be releasing that footage in sections over the next week or two, so keep checking ProLifePodcast.net for regular updates, or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Direct download: LifeReport147.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am PDT

Listen to WGSO talk show host Jeff Crouere interview Josh Brahm, asking the following questions:

  1. You believe that if they communicate the pro-life position properly, that any pro-life person can go toe-to-toe with any pro-choice advocate, is that right?
  2. Don't we see a reduction of abortions across the country?
  3. What is it within the pro-choice message that you can find common ground with?
  4. You still want to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, right? What would that look like on a national level?
  5. California is definitely a hostile state to pro-life causes. Does it help that there's such a large influx of Latino people who are often Catholic, and thus, pro-life?
  6. Won't ultrasounds have a dramatic impact on this issue?
  7. Is adoption an area where both pro-life and pro-choice people can find common ground?
  8. Do you think abortion-minded women realize that there are couples available to adopt their baby?


  1. "I think it's horrible that the government is using abortion as a political way to control people."
  2. "I don't think we should try to find common ground with someone who thinks it's okay to kill a baby!"
  3. "The abortion rate is going down because RU-486 isn't being counted."
Direct download: JoshBrahmOnWSGO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53am PDT

Josh Brahm interviews local student Jillian and her mom. After interviewing Josh and Kyle, Jillian wrote a paper and gave a pro-life speech to her entire class, and got very positive feedback from her teacher as well as her fellow students. Even more impressive: Jillian is just 14-years-old. Listen to her story here.

Direct download: BONUS-InterviewWithJilian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am PDT

Former Life Report co-host Carrie Guy was beloved by many fans. She brought something different to the show, as a youth pastor and a post-abortive pastors kid. 

She had to leave the show last year when she had baby, but she's come back for a special episode to share her story that includes having an abortion as a teen, her recovery process later, and ultimately helping other post-abortive women. 

Carrie also talks about how the modern church is doing responding to the abortion issue as well as tips for talking to pregnant women who are considering abortion. 

Learn more about Carrie and invite her to speak to your group at


Direct download: LifeReport146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm PDT

Josh Brahm responds to listener mail from a fan who's veterinarian co-worker thinks life begins at birth.

Got a question for Josh? Email it to Josh@ProLifePodcast.net.

Direct download: LifeReport-LM1.mp3
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Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of Pro-Life Action League and Matt Yonke, PLAL Communications Director join Josh via Google+ to discuss the HHS mandate and what pro-lifers can do to stand up for religious freedom via public rallies on June 8th.

Topics covered:

- What is the HHS mandate?

- Why should Christians be concerned about it?

- Is this issue about religious liberty or contraception access?

- Exactly how does the HHS Mandate violate the First Amendment?

- What's being done to fight the HHS Mandate, and where does public protest fit in?

- What were the results of the Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally on March 23rd?

- Why hold another Stand Up Rally on June 8th?

- What is the next step if the Supreme Court rules against us on "Obamacare?"

Related Links:

- Look up the nearest rally near you:


- Learn more about Eric and Matt's work at the Pro-Life Action League:


- Read the full letter from Notre Dame's president to his staff about the lawsuit against "Obamacare:"


Direct download: LifeReport145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am PDT

Scott Klusendorf is a travelling pro-life speaker who interacts with all the big advocacy groups, as well as Pregnancy Care Centers. He has a unique perspective about the position pro-life advocates are in to make their case right now in history, as well as some observations about Right to Life of Central California that he requested to share in a special Life Report episode.

Direct download: LifeReport144.mp3
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Josh Brahm retracts his argument in a recent Life Report episode that Ray Comfort begged the question during his 180 interviews.

Direct download: 180Retraction.mp3
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There are some Christians and even pastors who believe the Bible's silence on abortion means that we should not speak up about the issue. Scott Klusendorf from Life Training Institute deals a devastating blow to this argument.

Topics covered:

- Should pro-lifers defend their view with Psalm 139, Jeremiah 1:5 and others like it?

- A better biblical argument for the pro-life position;

- Responding to the argument that biblically speaking, life begins at "first breath;"

- Responding to the Mosaic law about fighting men that accidentally cause a premature delivery;

- Responding to that weird passage in Numbers 5 with a priest giving a suspected pregnant adulteress a potion that may result in an abortion;

- Responding to the argument that God is the "greatest aborter of history" because so many unborn children die in miscarriages;

- The inherent exegetical danger of modern Christians using directives from Mosaic law or the Old Covenant.

- Evaluating Mark Driscoll's statement that 2nd-trimester John the Baptist leaping in the womb in response to 1st-trimester Jesus is a great biblical argument for the personhood of the unborn child.

For more Scott Klusendorf, check out his website:


Watch or download the Mark Driscoll sermon Josh referred to here:


Direct download: LifeReport143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm PDT

Josh facilitates a discussion with Life Training Institute's Scott Klusendorf and RLCC's Jonathan Keller on pro-life voting principles.

Topics discussed include:

- the current political reality the pro-life movement is in; 
- the different nuances to voting for someone in the Senate, House, and Executive branches;
- voting for third-party candidates;
- the meaning of the word "pragmatic;"
- are all "social justice" issues equivalent?

For more Scott Klusendorf, check out his website:

Direct download: LifeReport142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm PDT