Right to Life Radio
Steven Ertelt, Founder and Editor of LifeNews.com takes on the Life Report Questionnaire and comments on the growing "personhood movement." Highlight: Steven's careful responses to question #4 were excellent, and added some thoughts we haven't heard on this show yet.
Direct download: LifeReport83.mp3
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I've always loved the behind the scenes and bloopers specials on DVD's, so I figured, why not do the same thing for a podcast? If you enjoy the fact that we don't always sound intelligent in the making of our show, then you're going to love this. To listen and watch more bloopers, go to ProLifePodcast.net/bloopers/index.html.
Direct download: Bloopers-Episode82.mp3
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I'm working hard to keep our episodes down to 30 minutes, or slightly more if needed. Every once in a while I cut sections of episodes only for time purposes, and these are a few examples of that.
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1: A response to our continuing discussion around whether there are good non-religious arguments for grounding for pro-life point of view. 2: Voicemail on same topic. 3: An email to Carrie asking for her perspective on responding to those that say men shouldn’t talk about abortion. 4: "Isn’t pro-life a liberal view, since liberals stand up for the little guy?" 5: A thought about Planned Parenthood and the assault that took place there last Fall.
Direct download: LifeReport82.mp3
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Steve Wagner, Director of Training at Justice For All finishes the Life Report Questionnaire. This is part 2 of the interview, where Steve answered the last 4 questions.
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Steve Wagner, Director of Training at Justice For All takes on the Life Report Questionnaire. This is part 1 of the interview, where Steve answered the first 5 questions.
Direct download: LifeReport80.mp3
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Josh was in Trinidad this last weekend doing a speaking tour. We'll be posting audio from some of his speeches and interviews over the next month, to help make up for less podcasts until January. In this radio interview, Josh discusses common ground, good versus faulty pro-life arguments, comparing Trinidad's situation with the United States as regards to abortion, and responding to the main arguments International Planned Parenthood is making for legalizing abortion in Trinidad. After the show, the young radio engineer said he had never heard the pro-life view defended in the way I talked about it. He hadn't really cared about it before, but he did now. He said he just hadn't heard anyone take my approach of using common ground and stuff.
Direct download: JoshBrahmOnTrinidadRadio.mp3
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Lila Rose and David Schmidt from Live Action join Josh and Jon to discuss the current state of the pro-life movement and how to activate your church. After the break Josh quotes Live Action's critics, giving Lila and David a chance to respond. It was a great interview.
Direct download: LifeReport79.mp3
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We finish our discussion of the often terrible ways that both sides of the abortion debate have responded to the YouTube video of the assault at 40 Days for Life. Josh has a new tactic he uses with pro-lifers acting like jerks on YouTube, and he tells all in this episode. We also cover some basic dialogue tools you can use when responding to moral relativism. We've never covered that on this podcast before, but this is something pro-lifers come across a lot when discussing abortion, and you need to be prepared!
Direct download: LifeReport78.mp3
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The Life Report team talks about the assault that happened at our Fresno 40 Days for Life campaign! We play audio from the assault, Carrie offers her perspective as a post-abortive counselor of the perpetrator's motives, and then we discuss the lack of media coverage before talking about the response from both sides of the debate on YouTube! Josh has a challenging question to ask pro-lifers, as well as pro-abortion-choice people at the end of the episode. Related links at http://blog.prolifepodcast.net. WARNING: The audio of the assault includes a pro-abortion-choice woman cursing at us. I've cut out the cuss words and replaced them with censorship bleeps, but if you have small kids, it still might be a little scary. Parental discretion advised.
Direct download: LifeReport77.mp3
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I'm working hard to keep our episodes down to 30 minutes, or slightly more if needed. Every once in a while I cut sections of episodes only for time purposes, and this is an example of that. This was the beginning of the 2nd break, that just went too long, so I cut it.
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It's part 9 of the continuing series responding to Kenna's pro-choice video: "Pro-Life Lies." The video lists 55 "pro-life lies" she's heard, and in this series, we're responding to them all! (And pro-lifers are often surprised by our stance on some of these...) In this episode, we respond to the statements: "Back alley abortions are a myth;" "Illegalizing abortion will prevent it;" "Women should have babies if the sex was consensual;" "Abortion means less gay people."
Direct download: LifeReport76.mp3
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Josh, Liz and Kyle respond to a listener mail question regarding appropriate and effective responses to the question, "what if she was raped." We tackled this question in Episode 43, but we add some new thoughts that we didn't cover before, which took a surprise turn at the end that may have you in tears...Relevant links at the website.
Direct download: LifeReport75.mp3
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Lila Rose, President of Live Action takes on the Life Report Questionnaire. Highlight: Lila's reaction when she hears me use the term "pro-abortion-choice." Hilarious.
Direct download: LifeReport74.mp3
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Listener Mail: #1: Response to our discussion on grounding pro-life beliefs through Judeo-Christian worldview. #2: Talking points to use when someone calls pro-lifers "anti-women."
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It's time for another Life Report debate! Josh brings an inflammatory pro-life article to the table for discussion, not realizing that Carrie actually likes this article! A discussion of the merits and possible hazards of an article like this are considered and debated in this episode.
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Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director of Students for Life of America takes on the Life Report Questionnaire.
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Josh, Liz, Carrie and Jon address the issue of aborting special-needs babies in today's show. The discussion stems from a blog entry Josh found by a mother who's doctor assumed she'd abort her baby girl when several markers for Down Syndrome were found in her prenatal tests. Josh closes the episode by asking a challenging question to pro-lifers, AND a challenging question to pro-abortion-choicers.
Direct download: LifeReport70.mp3
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Josh, Liz, Carrie & Kyle respond to listener emails that have been piling up lately. You may be surprised by our response to question #3, but please listen to our arguments before making up your mind. Listener Mail: - Comment on "pro-life lies" series. - Listener found an ethics book that comments on sex-selection for IVF embryos. - "What should pro-lifers do politically if Rudy Giuliani is nominated in the 2012 election to run against Obama?"
Direct download: LifeReport69.mp3
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Listen to Jason Tatham recording the new "british" voice-over for the Pro-Life Celebrity Interview shows. After doing a few takes, Jason goes on to say the line with the following accents: Irish, Cockney, French, Scottish, Texan, Virginian AND Russian!
Direct download: BTS-InsideActorsStudioIntroOutakes.mp3
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Jay Watts, Vice-President of Development and Communications of Life Training Institute takes on the Life Report Questionnaire. Highlight: In response to question #9, Jay talks about the need for pro-lifers to be culturally relevant. Right before we recorded this interview, I had been debating my wife Hannah about whether we should include "silly" questions like #1 and #2, and Jay says Hannah's right because people need to know that pro-lifers are like them. We watch movies. We're not weirdos. We just found out about something so horrible that some of us spend our lives talking about it in an effort to stop the injustice.
Direct download: LifeReport68.mp3
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LINKS AT BLOG.PROLIFEPODCAST.NET Josh and Jon sat down yesterday to address the abortion/health care debate, using, get ready for this, facts and sound reason only. Would abortion be covered in the public option health insurance even if the word "abortion" is not included? (Yes.) Has Planned Parenthood been disingenuous in their talking points on the issue? (Yes.) Have any pro-lifers (hint: Sarah Palin) exaggerated any of their claims on this issue? (Yes.) What about the Capps Amendment compromise? Is the White House now backing off on the public option? These questions and more are answered in today's show. It's longer than usual, but we wanted to be sure to be as factual and unbiased as possible, and as always, we're exposing the fibs on both sides of this debate! (Oh, and don't miss Josh's head exploding near the end of the episode over the guy who brought a gun to an Obama event.)
Direct download: LifeReport67.mp3
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Jeff Zimmerman, Junior High Youth Pastor at The Bridge Church brings one of his students to join Josh and Kyle in today's podcast. They're discussing a new presentation "experiment" Josh has been doing around Fresno called "The Devil's Advocate," where the youth pastor introduces Josh to the student group as a pro-choice person, and Josh debates the youth for 10-20 minutes. It is only then that the youth pastor stands up, and informs the students that Josh is actually a full-time pro-life advocate, and this has been a mock debate. Josh then comments on what the students did well at as well as the areas that could use some improvement, and helps fill in the gaps. The purpose is to prepare the students for discussions they will have on college campuses and elsewhere, and to have these discussions in a gracious manner, learning to both stand for truth AND respect the other person.
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The iPod winner is announced; we were included in OnlineBibleColleges list of "100 Incredibly Inspiring Christian Blogs;" Josh may have been wrong for nitpicking about the term "moment or fertilization" AND we discuss the use of the terms "pro-abortion," "pro-choice" and "pro-life." Relevant links at blog.prolifepodcast.net.
Direct download: LifeReport65.mp3
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The Life Report team responds to listener emails that have been piling up lately. Listener Mail: 1. Responses to CatholicVote.org debate (from episode 58) 2. Responses to article condemning women for regretting their abortions (from episode 59) 3. "I think I have an alternative illustration to Francis Beckwith's on the question of when life begins." 4. "I think the issue of capital punishment will be very divisive in the pro-life community if Roe vs. Wade is overturned." (includes discussion of how pro-lifers should respond when asked how women should be punished if abortion became illegal!)
Direct download: LifeReport64.mp3
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It's part 8 of the continuing series responding to Kenna's pro-choice video: "Pro-Life Lies." The video lists 55 "pro-life lies" she's heard, and in this series, we're responding to them all! (And pro-lifers are often surprised by our stance on some of these...) In this episode, we respond to the statements: "Women are meant to have babies." "An aborted child could have cured cancer." "Abortion promotes promiscuity." "Abortion promotes eugenics."
Direct download: LifeReport63.mp3
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Rich Poupard, apologist and master blogger of Life Training Institute takes on the Life Report Questionnaire. Highlight: In response to question #5, Rich gives a thoughtful case for the use of graphic pictures, which leads into a discussion on the pros and cons of driving trucks down the highway with large graphic pictures posted on them.
Direct download: LifeReport62.mp3
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What?! Josh screwed something up? Yup. He tells all. Includes a discussion on the most effective ways to make a difference when someone accidentally promotes a company that donates to Planned Parenthood. Josh also shares some experiences from debating pro-choice college students at UCSD last month, participating in an exhibit with Justice For All. Includes an example from pop culture you can use when discussing back-alley "coat hanger" abortions. Find out what popular pro-choice celebrity just doesn't buy into this argument.
Direct download: LifeReport61.mp3
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Listener Mail Questions: 1: "Is Randy Alcorn out of line when he implies in his book that it's surprising when some atheists become pro-life?" 2: "Can you audit my internet debating skills on abortion?"
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Josh recounts commenting on RHRealityCheck's blog after a recent bit of abortion-related violence, and why you should do that too! Than Carrie reacts to an article written by a pro-choicer condemning women who say publicly that they regret their personal abortion! SLIGHT DISCLAIMER: The first 5 minutes of this show are probably about the funniest 5 minutes we've ever recorded, but they have little if anything to do with pro-life issues. If you just want to hear the intellectual side of our podcast, start the show at about 6 minutes in.
Direct download: LifeReport59.mp3
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Surprise, the Howard Stern show, (or at least one of their members,) is not a big fan of our show. Shocking. Josh explains. After telling that story, Josh and Jon get into a spirited debate about the popular second CatholicVote.org commercial. (The ad that was not allowed to air during the last Superbowl.) Josh's position is that while the commercial makes an effective emotional appeal, it sends the wrong message. Jon argues that most people won't think about it in the way Josh is and that the commercial should be supported in absence of better alternatives. Listen to the debate and then tell us what you think!
Direct download: LifeReport58.mp3
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Johnny Gerardi, President-Elect of Notre Dame Right to Life stays for one more show on Obama at Notre Dame. This time, Josh, Johnny and Liz respond to 5 audio clips from Obama's speech at Notre Dame.
Direct download: LifeReport57.mp3
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What really went on behind the scenes at Notre Dame before Obama's speech? What did the media NOT tell you? How effective were the more "fringe" pro-lifers at reaching the other Notre Dame students and faculty? Johnny Gerardi, President-Elect of Notre Dame Right to Life comes on the show to tell all. One of the best interviews we've ever had on the show. Don't miss this!
Direct download: LifeReport56.mp3
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Bryan Kemper of Stand True Ministries takes on the Life Report Questionnaire. Highlight: In response to question #8, Bryan gives a passionate appeal for pro-lifers to treat abortion advocates the same way we would treat anybody else, based on his personal testimony.
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It's part 7 of the continuing series responding to Kenna's pro-choice video: "Pro-Life Lies." The video lists 55 "pro-life lies" she's heard, and in this series, we're responding to them all! (And pro-lifers are often surprised by our stance on some of these...) In this episode, we respond to the statements: "The heart beats, therefore it is wrong to kill it." "Fetuses can think." "Abortion causes breast cancer." "People who can't afford children shouldn't have sex."
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It's our first in a series of "pro-life celebrity interviews!" Scott Klusendorf was kind enough to come on the show for 2 episodes. In part 1, he talks about his book, what it takes to be a pro-life pastor and which pro-life strategy is better: incrementalism, or absolutism?
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The Life Report team responds to the following questions: 1. "Can you talk about overpopulation and how it related to life issues?" 2. "Can you help me prepare for a pro-life speech contest?" 3."Could you talk about organizations that support Planned Parenthood?"
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It's part 6 of the continuing series responding to Kenna's pro-choice video: "Pro-Life Lies." The video lists 55 "pro-life lies" she's heard, and in this series, we're responding to them all! (And pro-lifers are often surprised by our stance on some of these...) In this episode, we respond to the statements: "Every child put up for adoption is adopted." "Fetuses can breathe." "If people don't want babies, they shouldn't have sex." "Abortion is unnatural."
Direct download: LifeReport51.mp3
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It's our 50th episode, and one of our most solid episodes yet! We start by reading some excerpts from Kenna's reaction to our series based on her pro-choice video entitled "Pro-Life Lies." This ends with Josh getting on his soapbox in an impromptu rant about mean pro-lifers making comments on YouTube. You won't want to miss it. After the break Josh, Liz and Jon discuss the whole "Planned Parenthood is racist" argument a little more, and then talk about Red Envelope Day. Is it a good thing, or a bad thing? The debate happens right here.
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Josh, Liz and Jon discuss President Obama's recent Executive Order rescinding President Bush's EO on using tax dollars to kill embryos. They then talk about Josh's recent article, "9 Things the Media Messed Up About the Obama Stem Cell Story," which went viral overnight, being talked about by LifeNews.com, NewsBusters.org, TownHall.com, Stand to Reason and more! Action: Share this link with your friends! http://StemCellAnswers.com Weekly Segments: Pro-Life 101: "What About Disabled Children?" Link of the Week: Facebook Group - Stand to Reason
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The Life Report team continues a series of episodes responding to a YouTube video made by a self-described pro-choice pro-gay rights activist. The video lists 55 "pro-life lies" he's heard, and the Life Report team is going to briefly discuss each one of them! In this episode, we respond to the statements: "All women regret abortion." "Sluts who can't keep their legs shut should deal with the consequences." "Women who abort are selfish." "No one would consider abortion after having children."
Direct download: LifeReport48.mp3
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Clovis student Josh Yee joins Josh, Liz and Carrie to discuss common pro-choice arguments. Josh Yee gets into abortion discussions on a daily basis, and he brought five arguments he hears that he has a hard time responding to. The Life Report team goes through the arguments one by one giving practical talking points that YOU can use to respond to these arguments. Pro-Choice Arguments: 1. "It’s the woman's body, she should be able to do what she wants with it." 2. "What about the dangers of having a baby? A mother should be able to avoid these dangers by getting an abortion." 3. "A baby is not a baby until it’s born, so abortions are ok because it is not a human yet." 4. "A baby is a problem that can be solved by getting an abortion." 5. "If a mother is not ready to take care of a baby, she can have an abortion to rid herself of the responsibility."
Direct download: LifeReport47.mp3
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The Life Report team continues a series of episodes responding to a YouTube video made by a self-described pro-choice pro-gay rights activist. The video lists 55 "pro-life lies" he's heard, and the Life Report team is going to briefly discuss each one of them! In this episode, Carrie joins Josh and Liz as they continue responding to a YouTube video made by a pro-choice gay rights activist. The "pro-life lies" we saved for Carrie are specifically directed at post-abortive women. In this episode, we respond to the statements: - "Abortion tears your soul apart." - "Women who abort go to Hell." - "Women who abort are sluts." - "Women who abort don't use birth control." The full episode audio as well as supporting documents that you can use can be found at http://ProLifePodcast.net
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The Life Report team continues a series of episodes responding to a YouTube video made by a self-described pro-choice pro-gay rights activist. The video lists 55 "pro-life lies" he's heard, and the Life Report team is going to briefly discuss each one of them! In this episode, we respond to the statements: 1. "One-third of our generation is missing [due to abortion.]" (This will surprise you.) 2. "A woman is someone that can get pregnant." 3. "The Bible says abortion is wrong." 4. "The unborn has the same rights as adults." The full episode audio as well as supporting documents that you can use can be found at http://ProLifePodcast.net
Direct download: LifeReport45.mp3
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In this episode, Josh, Liz and Jon respond to listener submitted questions. Don't miss it!

Listener Questions: 1. The best piece of listener mail ever. 2. "Does embryonic heartbeat begin at 18 days or 22 days?" 3. "Why is it that 'pro-life' is so closely related with Christians? How come none of the other causes in the world are associated with a religion?"
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The Life Report team continues a series of episodes responding to a YouTube video made by a self-described pro-choice pro-gay rights activist. The video lists 55 "pro-life lies" he's heard, and the Life Report team is going to briefly discuss each one of them! In this episode, we respond to the statements: - "It is not her body, it is God's body." - "Once a woman is pregnant, she no longer owns her body." - "Abstinence education will prevent abortion." - "It's okay to abort rape pregnancies." The full episode audio as well as supporting documents that you can use when discussing abstinence education and abortion for rape cases can be found at http://ProLifePodcast.net
Direct download: LifeReport43.mp3
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The Life Report team starts a series of episodes responding to a YouTube video made by a self-described pro-choice pro-gay rights activist. The video lists 55 "pro-life lies" he's heard, and the Life Report team is going to briefly discuss each one of them! Spoiler alert: We actually disagree with many of the "pro-life" statements in this video, so we're not going to pull any punches. This show is about raising the bar on our critical thinking skills, and that means taking a honest look at arguments from both sides of the abortion issue. In this episode, we respond to the "pro-life" statements: - "Abortion is malicious." - "Abortionists deserve to die." - "Partial-birth abortion is cruel." - "Planned Parenthood is racist."
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In this episode, Josh, Liz and Jon respond to pro-lifers that believe that President Obama's policies will reduce abortion rates more than McCain's would have. You can also check out all the sources for the arguments we make, mainly quoting from the side of the abortion advocates!
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We finally get to the emails Carrie has received recently that we didn't have time to get to on last week's show.
Listener Questions: - "Could you try and not make Right to Life about Christianity?" - "Let's say there is a woman that has some kind of condition where it is 100% impossible for her to carry a pregnancy more than 4 months. If pro-lifers could pass all the pro life legislation they wanted to, would this woman be guilty of some kind of murder if she continually and purposefully refused to use birth control knowing that any unborn baby would simply die in a maximum of 4 months?" Weekly Segments: - Pro-Life 101: "Is Anyone Safe?" - Link of the Week: March for Life websites
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Josh, Liz and Carrie respond to listener submitted questions. Listener Questions: - "What are some good pro-life political action committees to join?" - "If abortion became illegal..." - "Do you work in pro-life because of God or the unborn?"
Weekly Segments: - Pro-Life 101: "A Flawed Ethic" - Link of the Week: YouTube - Fetal Development Slideshow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2l1-kvKomg
Direct download: LifeReport39.mp3
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David Schmidt, Media Director for Live Action joins Josh, Carrie and Liz to discuss "The Mona Lisa Project," a series of undercover "sting" videos exposing Planned Parenthood's willingness to disobey statutory rape reporting laws. While a few similar stings have been done before, this is by far the most comprehensive and effective undercover project ever done by a pro-life group. You don't want to miss hearing about this! Weekly Segments: Pro-Life 101: "A Double Standard" Link of the Week: www.jfaweb.org (Justice For All)
Direct download: LifeReport38.mp3
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The Life Report team discuss Planned Parenthood's infamous gift certificates that can be used for abortions. You would think this would be a real heavy show, but I don't think Carrie has ever laughed so hard on the podcast at the ridiculousness of this story.

Weekly Segments: Pro-Life 101: A Lesson from Louise Brown Link of the Week: Heritage House (HH76.com)
Direct download: LifeReport37.mp3
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In this episode, the Life Report team give their reactions to the presidential election and discuss a recent story about a John Hopkins researcher claiming that abortion does NOT have a negative impact on women! (Carrie had some strong opinions about this one...)

Weekly Segments: Pro-Life 101: Inconsistencies Everywhere Link of the Week: HDRC.org (Human Development Resource Council)
Direct download: LifeReport36.mp3
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In this episode, Josh, Liz, Jon and Walter Hoye discuss a fascinating news story that seems to debunk a common pro-choice argument... Weekly Segments: Pro-Life 101: What Does Fetus Mean? Link of the Week: www.OMSoul.com
Direct download: LifeReport35.mp3
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In this episode, Josh, Liz, Jon and Walter Hoye respond to an audio clip from Fox's "Moment of Truth" show. After the break they discuss some positive AND negative comments from their YouTube video about George Carlin.
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Walter Hoye from the Issues4Life Foundation stopped by our studio to record a few shows with us. This first show is more of an interview with him, regarding the amazing work he does to reach the African-American community with the pro-life message.
Direct download: LifeReport33.mp3
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We're back! Thanks again for your patience, as I took a break from editing podcasts while taking care of my brand new baby boy. But we're back in the saddle again, with regular podcasts going up every Tuesday! This is a listener mail show, covering several topics, with a few funny videos to check out as well!
Direct download: LifeReport32.mp3
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It's time for another listener mail show! Josh, Carrie and Jon respond to emails about whether a vasectomy is an abortion, how framing the abortion issue as a civil rights issue is a good strategy with pro-choice people, and commenting on the "Abortion Changes You" campaign.
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The YouTube preview video has been up for weeks, and it's finally time to hear the Nancy Pelosi show! The Life Report team destroys the bizarre arguments Nancy Pelosi used on Meet the Press, and Josh's head just about explodes in the process!
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Josh, Liz, Jon and Carrie conclude a 3-part series responding to the statements made by Obama and McCain at the recent Saddleback Forum. In this episode the Life Report team respond to Obama's and McCain's statements on stem cell research.
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Josh, Liz, Jon and Carrie continue a 3-part series responding to the statements made by Obama and McCain at the recent Saddleback Forum. In this episode the Life Report team responds to the rest of Obama's and McCain's statements on abortion.
Direct download: LifeReport28.mp3
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We've never done this before, but something came up that we needed to respond to right away. YouTube is discriminating against pro-life groups, and it's time for it to stop. Listen to this shorter-than-usual episode that we recorded this morning with Dave Schmidt, Media Director of Live Action Films. You don't want to miss this. ACTION: Go to http://www.liveactionfilms.org/youtube/ and go through the 10 action steps. Make your voice heard!
Direct download: LifeReportUrgentEpisode.mp3
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Josh, Liz and Jon begin a series responding to the statements made by Obama and McCain at the recent Saddleback Forum. In this episode the Life Report team responds to Obama's statement that understanding when life begins is "above my paygrade."
Direct download: LifeReport27.mp3
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I've always loved the behind the scenes and bloopers specials on DVD's, so I figured, why not do the same thing for a radio show? If you enjoy the fact that we don't always sound intelligent in the making of our show, then you're going to love this. I present the best of the bloopers from the last 12 episodes. To listen to more bloopers, go to ProLifePodcast.net/bloopers/index.html.
Direct download: bloopers-episodes13-24.mp3
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It's time for Listener Mail! Topics include listeners berating Josh for not having heard of Tupac, the story of Janet Rivera, how to handle coerced abortions and the story of a baby that survived an abortion!
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Josh, Carrie, Michael and Jon finish responding to George Carlin's famous rant against pro-lifers in a stand-up routine. While the clips that are aired are tasteful, this should still be considered a "PG-13" episode. This is also the first episode that we brought cameras into the studio! Watch the first 8 minutes of the episode at http://blog.prolifepodcast.net!
Direct download: LifeReport25.mp3
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Josh, Carrie and Michael begin a discussion that most pro-lifers are not having, which is responding to George Carlin's famous rant against pro-lifers in a stand-up routine. While the clips that are aired are tasteful, this should still be considered a "PG-13" episode. In this episode, the discussion revolves around the first 4 out of 10 clips we're going to address in this series.
Direct download: LifeReport24.mp3
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It's finally time for another listener mail show! We've received a huge amount of listener mail in the last month, that we'll be responding to in Listener Mail shows in the near future.

- Listener Mail #1: Abortion/Breast Cancer Link - Listener Mail #2: End of Life Issues

Access the show notes with hyperlinks to related material at http://blog.prolifepodcast.net

Weekly Segments: - Pro-Life 101: "Pro-Lifers Are Intolerant" - Link of the Week: GodTube.com - What's Abortion?
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WARNING: Between 7:30 and 9:36 of this program there are disturbing and violent descriptions read (non-sexual, just violent) that we would not recommend for pre-teens. If you are a parent and unsure whether your kids are ready for this, we encourage you to screen it first and decide for yourself. Show Notes: It's the last in our 3-part series on refining pro-life argumentation: "5 Lousy Philosophic Arguments AGAINST Abortion." Basically, don't use any of the arguments listed in this episode. And once again, Carrie doesn't agree with all the arguments on Josh's list, so debate ensues! You don't want to miss this! Weekly Segments: Pro-Life 101: "Right to Choose" Link of the Week: StandUpGirl.com
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Continuing our 3-part series on refining pro-life argumentation, Josh offers his list of the "4 weakest pro-life bumper stickers ever." An engaging debate continues as Liz and Carrie don't necessarily agree with all of Josh's picks!
Next week Josh, Carrie and Liz finish the 3-part series with "5 lousy philosophic arguments AGAINST abortion." Stay tuned!
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Josh attempts to refine pro-life argumentation in the next 3 shows. In this show, Josh encourages pro-lifers to understand the facts, and not use phrases based on old science that make us sound dumb to pro-choicers that know better. Next week Josh, Carrie and Liz discuss what Josh calls "the 4 weakest pro-life bumper stickers ever," and finish with "5 lousy philosophic arguments AGAINST abortion." Stay tuned!
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Carrie takes us through her list of 9 tips for talking to a woman considering an abortion. This week's Pro-Life 101 segment answers the argument that a woman has more rights than her unborn child, and this week's "Link of the Week," is Feminists for Life. Access it by clicking the link on this week's podcast show notes at http://.blog.prolifepodcast.net.
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It's finally time to do a Pro-Life 101 show, with the basic apologetics and talking points EVERY pro-lifer should master if they want to dialogue with others about the subject of abortion. Before that, a listener writes in thanking us for the Henry Seratto show, and then hear Josh go nuts after a listener emails Carrie with a song request!
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Josh, Carrie and Liz discuss Hillary Clinton’s Planned Parenthood speech, given at the same event as Obama’s speech that was discussed in the last episode. Don’t miss hearing Josh’s “most unique car mishap story that you will ever hear in your life!” This show debuts the two new weekly segments "Link of the Week" and "Pro-Life 101." In "Link of the Week," Liz and/or Carrie will share a favorite pro-life link, either to a website or a YouTube video. In "Pro-Life 101," Josh will take 60 seconds to give you simple talking points that defeat a pro-abortion-choice argument .
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Many pro-lifers still don't know about the speeches Obama and Clinton made to Planned Parenthood last year, but what they said is very telling. In this show we analyze some of the things Obama said, and we'll take a close look at Clinton's speech in the next show.
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Yet another pro-life display has been vandalized, this time at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Luckily this time the pro-lifers had a camera, and the entire episode is on YouTube. Josh, Carrie and Liz comment on what happened, and then respond to various comments that have been made online in response to the video.
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Yale student creates controversy over "miscarriage art," and an Arizona pregnant woman hits 2 police vehicles while under the influence.
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Planned Parenthood wants a "gag" placed on pro-life ads, "The View's" Joy Behar says pro-lifers are against women's rights, and Josh's head just about explodes after Liz reads a story about Obama and Clinton saying they don't know when life begins!
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A Planned Parenthood Investigation; a UNC Professor Suggests the Abortion of ALL Down Syndrome Babies; Sex-Selection Abortions in the Fresno Bee; Poll Shows Barack Obama Fares Better With Pro-Lifers Than Hillary Clinton.
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Guest Henry Seratto joins the studio to share his personal experience with post-abortion syndrome, leading to a discussion on how abortion effects men differently than abortion. Don't miss Henry's beautiful song!
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We've received listener mail! After reading and discussing the first two emails to the show, Liz shares a current events story of Obama's recent controversial statement in which he says he wouldn't "punish" his daughters with a baby. Have a question or topic you'd like discussed on the show? Send an email to Josh at Josh@ProLifePodcast.net and receive a FREE book when we read it on the air!
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Josh comes to the show frustrated with most protestant churches lack of involvement in pro-life activism. He starts the show by telling the "straw that broke the camel's back" last weekend when he talked to an usher at one of the largest protestant churches in Fresno that is pro-choice. Afterwards, Josh, Carrie and Liz discuss several reasons why many churches don't get involved. (Ignorance, being overwhelmed, apathy and fear.) The discussion is closed with a list of practical things the church CAN do without losing its tax-exempt status.
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Is it time for Roe vs. Wade to go? Josh, Carrie and Liz discuss the last 2 out of 5 reasons why they think Roe should be overturned, and then talk about what would actually happen IF Roe was overturned.
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Is it time for Roe vs. Wade to go? Roe vs. Wade was passed in 1973, and the topic is being discussed more frequently now that the Supreme Court make-up has become more pro-life. In Part 1, Josh, Carrie and Liz discuss 3 out of 5 reasons why they think Roe should be overturned. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week!
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In this show, Josh, Liz, Carrie and Michael Seaward finish the conversation about the recent Genocide Awareness Project at Visalia's College of the Sequoias.
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In this show, TKRL Youth Outreach Coordinator Michael Seaward joins the show to talk about the recent Genocide Awareness Project he organized at Visalia's College of the Sequoias. There was a lot of media coverage to this particular project after the college administration tried to censor the project, a decision even pro-choice students disagreed with. After discussing what really happened at COS, Liz, Carrie and Josh share a few stories from dialogues they had with pro-choice students.
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In this unusually "heavy" show, co-host Carrie Guy shares the story about her abortion, and what post-abortive women go through after an abortion, and why we need to understand this. After the break, Josh, Carrie and Liz discuss 6 reasons NOT to support the March of Dimes! You don't want to miss this.
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In this episode of Life Report, Rob Pennington comes in to the studio for a guest interview. Rob is one of the leading activists for the Sarah's Law campaign, a family notification measure in CA. After chatting about what Sarah's Law is and why CA needs it, we put Rob on the "Hotseat," grilling him on all of the pro-abortion-choice arguments against Sarah's Law!

Go to http://blog.prolifepodcast.net for Show Links, including a PDF of the Planned Parenthood poster contest Josh mentioned!
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Human cloning is one of the most fascinating issues of our day, yet most people have no idea how far it's gone already. In this episode of Life Report, Josh, Carrie and Liz talk about 3 major cloning stories that came out within one month!

In this show:
* Biotech Firm Claims to Have Used Human Cloning to Create Unborn Child
* Animal Cloning Meat Won't Be Labeled
* British Govt. Allows Human-Animal Cloning After Lawmakers Lose Vote

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Josh@ProLifePodcast.net
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Life Report is sponsored by Right to Life of Central California
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It's Life Reports first show! Josh, Carrie and Liz talk about why make a pro-life podcast, who they want to listen, and what the show is going to be about. Then they segway into talking about the Walk for Life West Coast, and a discussion of the most effective ways to dialogue with people that disagree with you.

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Tell us what you think of the show!
Josh@ProLifePodcast.net
Carrie@ProLifePodcast.net
Liz@ProLifePodcast.net

Life Report is produced by Right to Life of Central California
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