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This was our second attempt at sticking to a strict time format where the closing music came on automatically and we had to wrap up before the voice over comes on. Listen to what REALLY happened when we nailed the ending perfectly.
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Trent Horn from Justice For All is in studio the next two episodes to discuss the ultimate pro-choice argument: bodily rights. Trent has spent the last year creating new ways for pro-lifers to understand and approach this argument. In today’s episode, Trent helps us understand the two types of bodily rights arguments, and refutes the first and most common version.
Direct download: LifeReport106.mp3
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Josh starts the show by talking about a poor philosophical argument against abortion that hasn't been covered on Life Report before: "abortion is wrong because it hurts the economy." Listener Mail: 1. "Would it be legal to do in vitro fertilization, but ask for only male embryos to be implanted?" 2. "I commented on a pro-choice video on YouTube, but I think I came off kind of jerky. Can you tell me what I could have done better?"
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PG-13 WARNING: While female genital mutilation is never described in this episode, the concept in general is very difficult, and we would recommend parental discretion if young children are around. In this episode, Josh shares a recent debate about U.S. policy on female genital mutilation, and how this story can be used by pro-lifers when discussing back-alley abortions. This may turn out to be one of the strongest pro-life arguments against the view that abortion should be kept legal to protect women from more dangerous abortions. But you’ll have to watch or listen to the show to learn how YOU can use this in abortion dialogues. (Thanks to Justice For All’s Trent Horn for alerting Josh to this argument.) Listener Mail: "Say, I’ve been using the S.L.E.D. argument in a few debates. However, some people will just bite the bullet and say that the mentally handicapped and Alzheimer’s patients are non-persons, or that there is no difference between killing and eating babies versus pigs. No matter how hard I try, I cannot seem to show them how repugnant this is."
Direct download: LifeReport104.mp3
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Josh recounts posting a comment responding to a fringe pro-abortion-choice blog called "The Abortion Gang." They were asking why pro-lifers are so excited about the most recent opinion polls stating that more than 50% of Americans identify themselves as "pro-life," when a lot of those people would still keep some abortions legal, like for rape and incest. Listen for my response to them. What would you have said? Listener Mail: 1: I keep hearing on the archives references on the ads for the pro-life summer camps to "pro-life games." What is a pro-life game? 2: Did you know that 43% of Democrats agree that "abortion kills a human being and is manslaughter?"
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A huge buzz was created in the pro-life community this Summer over the Ichthus Christian Music Festival censoring a pro-life booth run by Bryan Kemper and Stand True Ministries. Now find out what REALLY happened at the Ichthus music festival. Bryan Kemper has given Josh special permission to talk about some of the worst parts of this story that have not been published before. The Life Report team will also give you tips on how to share your concerns with the Ichthus Music Festival leadership in a way that will most likely get results.
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One of the most important aspects of this show is analyzing how to have effect dialogues with people about abortion. In today's show, the Life Report team examine the mistake Josh makes most often when talking about abortion. Ironically, Liz makes the opposite mistake. Both are examined and tips are offered for those struggling with the same mistakes as Josh and Liz. But you have to watch the show to find out what those mistakes are...
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The Life Report team celebrates their 100th episode by briefly looking back at starting the show, and Josh admits he didn't think they'd last this long. For something different, Josh makes Liz, Kyle and Carrie compete in a pro-life quiz. Play along at home, and see if you can beat them!
Direct download: LifeReport100.mp3
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Alan Shlemon from Stand to Reason takes on the Life Report Questionnaire. Highlight: In response to question #7, Alan offers some very helpful thoughts on responding to assisted suicide, noting that "compassion" means suffering WITH a person, not killing them.
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Listener Mail: how many abortionists have been murdered in the U.S. since Roe v Wade; message from a new pro-choice fan; auditing pro-choice slogan: "if you can't trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child;" Josh is challenged on the CatholicVote.org debate from last year.
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We wrap up our two-episode analysis of the recent ultrasound discussion on "The View." Watch full video at http://YouTube.com/LifeReport.
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It's funnier if you listen to the interview first.
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Joshua Pedrick, Catherine Wurts and Jacob Burow with Justice For All in studio! Also one of the funniest episodes we've ever recorded, ever.
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Jon Wagner and Maureen McKinley from Justice For All discuss why they chose dialogue work versus other types of pro-life work, and their biggest pet-peeves about pro-life AND pro-choice advocates.
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On a recent episode of "The View," the hosts discussed a new ultrasound bill in Oklahoma. In the next two episodes of Life Report, we respond to some of the arguments made, so that you'll know what to say if you hear somebody else make these arguments in the future. You can watch the full video of us taping this episode at http://blog.prolifepodcast.net/2010/06/22/97-did-they-just-say-that-the-view-discusses-new-ultrasound-bill-part-2.aspx
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Listener Mail Questions: "Can you discuss the facts surrounding abortion-related violence? What do you think of the AbortionViolence.com website?" 2: "How should we react when the other side calls the fetus a "parasite," and do you think this is a more common pro-choice argument lately?" 3: "The argument that pro-lifers are anti-women is based on anti-feminist principles!"
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Highlight: In response to the question, "how should pro-lifers interact with those who are pro-abortion-choice," Walter brings in his personal experiences outside the abortion facility in his answer.
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Josh tries to keep everyone focused as he leads a brief show meeting about the future plans of Life Report becoming a TV show. He coaches the team in not going on tangents and how to handle the new 28 minute format. This is only interesting if you're a die hard fan and want to get a peek behind the curtains of our show.
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This was our first attempt at sticking to a strict time format where the closing music came on automatically and we had to wrap up before the voice over comes on. Listen to what REALLY happened when we nailed the ending perfectly.
Direct download: BTS94-NailingTheEnding.mp3
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In the main body of today's episode, Josh shares a story about a conversation he had with a stranger about abortion, and asks the question, did he handle the situation correctly, or should he have pushed the issue further? We discuss the topic of, "how can pro-lifers talk about this issue with strangers without being weird?" Also, "what are some nonverbal cues for people to watch out for when they're talking with someone?" Before the story, Josh plays some "foley" sound effects he recently recorded with a family. You can watch a behind the scenes video of the making of these sounds here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G5lIk9WeYI
Direct download: LifeReport94.mp3
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Kyle talks about the effectiveness of post-abortive women reaching out on campus. More deleted scenes at http://prolifepodcast.net/deletedscenes/index.html.
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Listen to what really happened after the episode was over! Liz goes after Kyle for not backing her up in the debate. Kyle finds out what happens when you don't side with your fiancee. :D More BTS moments at http://prolifepodcast.net/bts/index.html.
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Kyle tells another story from campus about defusing situations, and understanding how to handle administrations that infringe upon constitutional rights. After the break, Josh shares a story and discusses effective vs. ineffective biblical arguments against abortion. The controversial question comes up: "Are Jeremiah 1:5 and Psalm 139 effective verses to make a biblical against abortion? If not, what would be more effective passages?" Finally we again have some disagreement on the show over the value of using certain passages, so don't miss the Great Theological Debate!
Direct download: LifeReport93.mp3
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Topics you'll hear us talk about: - Defusing situations - Communicating graciously - How to follow on the feet of a more ‘abrasive’ situation. (Working as a team to meet people where they are and build common ground even when on hostile ground) - Triage, and how that relates to "life of the mother" circumstances - Finding common ground - Responding to religious pluralism ("all paths lead to the same God") - Responding to hardcore moral relativism
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You can probably tell that we have a lot of fun with each other while recording these shows. Often times, the most fun we have is while we're NOT recording. More BTS moments at http://prolifepodcast.net/bts/index.html
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After an exciting announcement about a few of our co-hosts, we get into a discussion about the health care bill. A lot of wonderful pro-lifer advocates have already been talking about what's in the bill, and how pro-lifers should respond to it, and we link to some of the best below. So instead of doing the same thing, I decided to have a side discussion I haven't heard other people talking about: how can we effectively talk about this bill without coming across to some as jerks who don't care about uninsured people?
Direct download: LifeReport91.mp3
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Josh Brahm was recently interviewed by Immaculate Heart Radio's "Gift of Life" program. The show has an estimated audience of one million listeners, and the topics included, "why did you start a podcast in the first place;" "what topics do you often speak on;" "what do you think about Planned Parenthood;" and "why are churches not more involved in ending abortion?"
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Before answering the Life Report Questionnaire, David Bereit of 40 Days for Life offers his thoughts on the most effective ways to do sidewalk counseling. Highlight: David provides a very thoughtful response to Josh's question about the pros and cons of using graphic visuals outside of abortion facilities.
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Walter Hoye joins Josh in the studio to discuss his story from last year, when he was arrested for sidewalk counseling in front of an Oakland abortion facility. After the break, Walter responds to questions sent in from Life Report fans!
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Topics: - Steve's book, "Common Ground Without Compromise;" - The difficulties of dialoguing with people online; - Why we shouldn't use the terms "biogenesis" and "brainwaves" anymore; - Why it takes so much time and effort to communicate well with those that are different from us; - Steve's thoughts on the personhood versus incrementalism debate, how BOTH sides have sophisticated arguments, and how they should treat each other.
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From today's Link of the Week recording session.
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Josh, Kyle and Jon conclude their discussion of the infamous Superbowl ad. Was it "pro-life enough," or was it masterfully innocent? After the break, they talk about pro-life voting guidelines, particularly as it relates to the controversial election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts, a pro-abortion-choice Republican.
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After giving Josh a hard time for not coming on his station often enough, Ken Adams asks Josh about the podcast, as well as the murder of Dr. Tiller, the use of "new media" in the pro-life movement, faulty pro-life arguments, how to have effective dialogues with pro-abortion-choice people, and Fresno Right to Life's upcoming Walkathon fundraiser.
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It's a testosterone-packed podcast with Josh, Kyle and Jon discussing the whole Superbowl Ad controversy! Just HOW insane was the reaction of the National Organization of Women on this one? Did the Tim Tebow ad venture into the problems Josh had with the "Imagine the Potential" CatholicVote ads from his infamous debate with Jon last year? These questions are definitively answered in this episode.
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Josh starts the show by telling one of the most important news stories of 2009 for pro-lifers to be aware of. After the break, we respond to some listener mail in response to a recent discussion on pro-life voting guidelines.
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I've always loved the bloopers compilations 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. To listen to more bloopers, go to http://prolifepodcast.net/bloopers/index.html.
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Josh, Liz and Carrie respond to listener emails and a voicemail in one of the funniest episodes we've recorded in months!
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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.
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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.
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