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041: Baby Organ Selling + Gaining Ground From Local Level of Gov’t on Up

12/16/2017
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In this edition of Life Matters, Brian Johnston interviews Albin Rhomberg, a board member of the Center for Medical Progress. They discuss the exciting news that the Orange County, California, District Attorney has taken legal action and shut down DaVinci Biologics, an international marketer of human baby body parts. The significance of this action has reverberating consequences, not just for the baby-body parts industry, but for the pro-life movement all the way down to your local...

Duration: 00:27:56


Minute: The Value of Human Life

12/5/2017
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Western Civilization underscored the uniqueness of every human life, particularly in the Hippocratic Oath where the doctor swears he will never, ever kill even the most vulnerable. Christianity reinforced this commitment to individual innocent lives. Christians, more than anyone else, should now be committed to protecting the value of each and every life.

Duration: 00:00:59


040: Why Do Some Christians Hesitate to Defend the Lives of Others? Interview with Hon. Bill Redmond, Congressman (Ret.)

12/2/2017
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Welcome Back to Life Matters. We are your program on the right to life, on culture and the very real battle of ideas. Today's program is a special program - you know many Christian stations run this program and while we focus on the right to life as a very clear and non-sectarian commitment to the founding principles of this nation, it's actually a commitment to the founding principles, if you will, of Western civilization. Western Civilization is unique and America is the distillation of...

Duration: 00:27:56


029 (REPLAY): California’s Forced Abortion Culture

11/26/2017
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The State of California is unique in the nation when it comes to abortion. When Roe versus Wade is overturned and states again have the ability to protect unborn children, many states will immediately enact such law. But, California is dramatically different. Not only is abortion allowed at all times and can even be performed by non-physicians, but the state coffers of California are now underwriting the abortion industry. Every aspect of abortion marketing is paid for by state funds. The...

Duration: 00:27:56


039: Nursing Home Patient Advocacy

11/18/2017
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In this edition of Life Matters, Brian Johnston interviews Joyce Unangst, a paraplegic volunteer and activist. Joyce has been involved for many years in supporting those who cannot defend themselves in a long-term care setting. Brian joins Joyce at a local nursing home in the Sacramento County area. Joyce describes the actual life within a nursing home, the abandonment of many individuals, and family members assuming that professional care, paid by the state or insurance, is adequate....

Duration: 00:27:56


038: The Ideals of Western Civilization

11/12/2017
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So in the broadest sense, Western Civilization is actually dependent upon a view of the human person, that there's something extraordinary about the human person and therefore, the human person should be respected in a certain way. We see that in the Hippocratic Oath, very specifically the most vulnerable human persons, when at their weakest, should actually be protected. That's the opposite of the law of the jungle. That's the opposite of savage civilizations. That's the opposite of many...

Duration: 00:27:56


Minute: It's About Killing

11/8/2017
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You’ve often heard it said, “Well, everyone has a right to die.” But is that true? If everyone has a right to die then I’m going to live forever because I simply will not exercise my right to die. It’s an absurd statement that hides a much deeper and sinister meaning. What they’re really saying is they would like to cause people to die or they feel someone should be dead, they’re just not dead enough yet so they want to do the act. That’s a very different verb. Dying is intransitive. We’re...

Duration: 00:00:59


037: When Emotions Affect Decision Making & The PowerOf7 App

11/4/2017
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While Life Matters focuses on the battlefield of ideas, something that often trumps ideas and influences many people’s decisions, are emotions. Emotions predate our consideration of ideas. As infants, emotions dominate our experience of, and understanding of, the world around us. Dr. James Dobson once wrote a book called “Emotions: Can You Trust Them?” Emotions are often indicators. They can indicate something to us about life or our circumstances, but they are not always the best guide...

Duration: 00:27:56


Minute: 5 Stages of Grief

11/1/2017
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Brian reminds us of the book “On Death and Dying” where Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross outlines the emotional challenges that face everyone confronting a terminal diagnosis. Denial, anger, bargaining, despair and then finally acceptance; these emotional roller coaster challenges are universal when confronting a terminal diagnosis. Surrendering to the despair or anger or denial, and killing the depressed patient, accomplishes nothing. Kübler-Ross was adamant this was in fact the richest...

Duration: 00:00:59


036: PowerOf7 App & Importance of the Law

10/28/2017
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Sylvia Aimerito of the PowerOf7 App explains its use and importance for the pro-life movement. The app is free to download to iPhone, smart phones, iPads, etc. Familiarity with the PowerOf7 allows individuals to quickly and easily answer the seven most common pro-abortion arguments. If you ever feel at a loss or insecure about advocating for unborn children, you should consider downloading the free PowerOf7 App to give you the tools you need. Brian is again joined by Karen Cross,...

Duration: 00:27:56


035: Euthanasia and A Special Interview with Carol Tobias

10/21/2017
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Brian interviews Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The medical profession in California and in Canada have both abandoned the basic principles of the Hippocratic Oath to never bring harm to a patient. The implications are severe. Ultimately, it is not the patient but the physician who decides which patients will be killed and when. Later in the program, Brian brings an interview from his visit to the New Mexico Right To Life Convention. There he met with Carol...

Duration: 00:27:56


034: Why The Right to Life Actually Is ALL About Politics

10/13/2017
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Brian Johnston interviews Karen Cross, Political Director of the National Right to Life Committee. Karen tells the story because she initially was involved in only wanting to help crisis pregnancies. She felt this was the easiest way to address the widespread abortion culture sweeping her state. A young woman she was counseling told her that she had had an 18-week saline abortion. She had been told at the clinic that there was no baby, that it was merely a piece of liver. Seeing the...

Duration: 00:27:56


LM 133

10/7/2017
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Confronting the Culture of Death Brian interviews a returning guest, Nancy Valko, RN. Nancy is a medical ethicist and she discusses her hands-on experience in seeing various medical professionals dismiss vulnerable, medically dependent patients. Nancy demonstrates what the medical practices in many other nations have proven to be true; neurologically impaired individuals are greatly benefited by involvement, interaction, and personal regard, even if they are not initially able to...

Duration: 00:27:56


Minute: "Right to Die"

10/4/2017
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Is there a right to die? If there is, then I will live forever because I refuse to exercise my right! The phrase, “right to die” is used to imply that everyone should be free to determine their own death. This desire is from the fear of a painful or difficult death. But the resources are there to deal with even the most difficult of pain. If you or a loved one are in pain the answer is not “kill the patient,” but instead get another doctor! The phrase, “right to die” is actually very...

Duration: 00:00:59


032: Get Ready! The Aging of America Is At Your Doorstep

9/30/2017
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In this episode, Brian again interviews Nancy Valko, R.N. As a Commissioner on Aging and an elder advocate, Brian has seen, up close, many of the issues Nancy refers to; the overworked nursing home employees, the failure of families to visit the medically dependent, the sometimes intentional but often unintentional neglect of nursing home residents. Both Brian and Nancy give concrete suggestions to prepare you for caring for loved ones that end up in those circumstances. Because of the...

Duration: 00:27:56


031: Suicide Contagion

9/22/2017
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Brian Johnston interviews Nancy Valko regarding copycat suicide and suicide contagion. Nancy, a nurse with a 47 years of experience in the clinical setting dealing with trauma patients and depression, has dealt with all aspects of suicide, including the push for assisted suicide. She is very aware of effective approaches to dealing with depression and suicidal ideation from patients. Suicide contagion is a phenomenon that has been witnessed throughout history. Starting with the works of...

Duration: 00:27:56


Minute: Abortion As A Racial Tool

9/20/2017
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Statistics have consistently shown that abortion is being used as a racial tool. In the year 2016 for example, while Michigan’s population is 14% black, 50.5% - more than half of all the abortions in Michigan were done on black babies. Nationwide, while 13% of the population is black, 36% of all abortions were done on black babies. This should not be surprising as Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was herself a eugenicist. She also founded and implemented the “Negro...

Duration: 00:00:59


030: California Victories & Work Ahead

9/17/2017
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As the California legislature comes to a close for 2017, Brian announces several legislative victories in stopping SB 309, the prochoice license plate bill, and SB 481, regarding intentional dehydration of nursing-home residents. California ProLife citizens responded to a decidedly pro-abortion California legislature and made known they were concerned about the ideological super imposition of the abortion and death culture on our state. Because of their effective work, both of these bills...

Duration: 00:27:56


Minute: Where Is Our Concern For Human Life?

9/12/2017
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Dr. Ben Carson points out that most of us instinctively want to protect helpless creatures and sometimes go to great lengths to do so. He outlined the many commercials about abused animals and the fact that many construction projects are often delayed or even canceled in order to protect an “endangered” insect, amphibian, or fish. His real concern is while that’s fine, and he’s not suggesting that we abandon our efforts to save baby seals or other animals, but wouldn’t it be good to also...

Duration: 00:00:59


029: California’s Forced Abortion Culture

9/9/2017
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The State of California is unique in the nation when it comes to abortion. When Roe versus Wade is overturned and states again have the ability to protect unborn children, many states will immediately enact such law. But, California is dramatically different. Not only is abortion allowed at all times and can even be performed by non-physicians, but the state coffers of California are now underwriting the abortion industry. Every aspect of abortion marketing is paid for by state funds. The...

Duration: 00:27:56

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