Date: April 4, 2018
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Brad Mattes
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These days it’s interesting to see all the anti-bullying campaigns. Why is it that many of those same people will call abortion a ‘choice’ yet fail to realize that killing in this way is the ultimate form of bullying?
The tide is turning on numerous fronts. Joining Jim to discuss a number of victories as well as concerns was Brad Mattes. Brad is the president and CEO of Life Issues Institute headquartered in Cincinnati. Their mission is that of assuring through education, equal protection under the law for all living humans from the beginning of their biological life at fertilization until natural death.
Brad began with news concerning the abortion drug known as RU486. To date, about one-third of all abortions that take place are done via this drug. Dr. George Delgado has gone public with some new research that indicates it’s possible to reverse the effects of the first drug given during the RU486 procedure when the woman changes her mind.
Under the Trump administration, thus far we’ve seen an advocating for human life. In fact, a recent proclamation from the president declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month includes wording describing children as ‘…blessings from our Creator. They are endowed from conception with value, purpose and human dignity.’
Yesterday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation (AB-128) that prohibits elective abortion coverage in Wisconsin’s public health insurance plans so that state taxpayers will no longer be paying for state employee abortions.
A bill in the Ohio legislature would ban all abortions.
The legislature in Nebraska passed a budget that defunds Planned Parenthood.
The Kentucky Senate recently passed legislation that would ban D&E abortions after 11 weeks of gestation.
The Indiana legislature has made it a double homicide to kill a pregnant woman.
On the side of concerns, there’s continued funding of groups like Planned Parenthood through federal tax dollars. This is taking place in spite of politicians who campaigned on doing away with such funding.
Federal funding continues toward research that uses tissue from aborted babies.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal to have more undercover videos released that expose Planned Parenthood.
Some universities are hiring students to help promote abortion on campus under the guise of reproductive justice.
There’s more information available concerning each of these points and you can hear it all when you review this edition of Crosstalk.
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