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Host Josh Brahm and guests Eric Scheidler (Pro-Life Action League) and Timothy Brahm (Justice for All) discuss speaker Phil Plait's speech on not being a jerk when talking to people with different views. 

Eric Scheidler is the Executive Director of Pro-Life Action League; dedicated to saving unborn children through non-violent direct action. See more at: http://www.prolifeaction.org

Timothy Brahm is a Training Specialist at Justice For All. See more at:http://www.jfaweb.org

Life Report is produced by Right to Life of Central California. Visit their website at http://www.RightToLifeCA.org

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Josh Brahm interviews Jonathan Keller from California Family Council and Megan Almon from Life Training Institute to discuss the pro-life bill that just failed to pass a committee in Sacramento. The goal of the bill was to prevent sex-selection abortions in California.

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Josh interviews Justice For All trainer Timothy Brahm and JFA volunteer Anthony Trent on the subtle things they're doing lately in dialogues about abortion that seem to be making them more productive.

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Secular Pro-Life West Coast Representatives Monica and Ellen join Josh to discuss the Justice For All seminar they attended, and how they felt as atheists among Christians. 

 

They also discuss how the pro-life movement could be more welcome to atheists and when it's appropriate for Christians to evangelize their atheist acquaintances or friends.

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Steven Ertelt from LifeNews.com discusses his list of pro-life pet peeves with Josh.

 

While obviously not all pro-life advocates do these things, many do, and Steven argues that we will be more effective as a movement if we eliminate these bad habits.

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We're interrupting our series with Steven Ertelt to give you an update on the Supreme Court case, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores.

Notre Dame Law grad John Gerardi and Jonathan Keller from California Family Council explain the case and what happened during the oral arguments.

Questions:

1: Where are we in this case right now and how did we wind up here?

2: One of the issues in this case is whether or not a corporation should be considered a "person." Many people think it's crazy to call a corporation a person, that it just protects the rich and helps them get richer. What are your views on that?

3: What were some of the highlights from the oral arguments?

4: Is this about religious freedom or is it about the rights of the poor employees against their corporate employer?

5: How do you think the court will rule and why?

6: Where does the religious freedom road lead if Hobby Lobby loses this case?

 

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Steven Ertelt from LifeNews.com discusses his list of pro-life pet peeves with Josh.

 

While obviously not all pro-life advocates do these things, many do, and Steven argues that we will be more effective as a movement if we eliminate these bad habits.

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I spoke last month at the Students for Life of America Regional Leadership Summit at UCLA. I spent the first 54-minutes speaking about bodily rights arguments, and you can download that audio here. I spent the last 24-minutes talking about life-threatening pregnancies and taking questions.

 

My thinking on this subject is heavily influenced by my friend Trent Horn at Catholic Answers. Trent has done a lot of research and great thinking on this subject, and the material I presented is largely based on what Trent has written on the subject that I subsequently agreed with.

 

After arguing that we should treat both mother and child as patients and that in late-term situations, we can usually save both, I explain that there are still some cases where we cannot save both, particularly in tubal pregnancies.

 

I respond to the concern that tubal pregnancies aren't really that risky, and offer a real-world example when it was also justified to put an innocent human being's life in perilous risk.

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Steven Ertelt, Founder and Editor of LifeNews.com, shares his expertise on the relationship between the Girl Scouts of America and Planned Parenthood. 

 

He also explains why the Girl Scouts have sent a threatening legal letter to LifeNews.com.

 

Finally, Steven and Josh discuss the boycott and whether or not local Girl Scout groups should be boycotted.

 

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Josh concludes his interview with Jojo Ruba, former staff member of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform and Executive Director of Faith Beyond Belief.

After talking about the mission of Faith Beyond Belief, Josh asks a follow-up question from the previous episode, where Jojo made a comment about pro-lifers needing to be "more offensive." Josh asks, "How can you tell whether you should be more offensive or less offensive when talking to pro-choice people?"

Afterwards Jojo and Josh answer a listener mail question from Mark in Hawaii:

"I'm a new listener, and I'm trying to figure out exactly what your views are regarding human development and when a person comes into being and should be granted human rights. Most importantly and perhaps most difficult, when do you believe God endues a body/soul carrier with a soul in human fetal development and what are your reasons for that?"

The episode includes a discussion of the Equal Rights Argument that Josh and the Justice For All team have been using lately, and what Jojo and Josh think about animal rights.

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