Podcast: Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Death
Jim Sedlak is the executive director of American Life League and author of Parent Power!! – How Parents Can Gain Control of the School Systems that Educate Their Children.Jim gives updates on what is happening at American Life League and in the pro-life world. He also addresses current attacks by the culture of death on our young people, and through guest interviews and practical experience, lets Radio Maria listeners know how they can take prayerful, peaceful, and effective action.
NEW! Show 142: California 40 Days for Life Under Siege
In Walnut Creek, CA, pro-life participants in the 40 Days for Life campaign dealt with harassment from abortion activists. One of the pro-life participants informed us that the taunting is non-stop insofar as posting their pictures on the internet in an attempt to dox them.
Fearing violence, 40 Days for Life hired a security team to protect the vigil participants. Local media described a pepper spray incident between security and counter-protesters as a violent clash between pro-life and pro-abortion groups.
Judge Amy Barrett gave an impressive testimony before the Senate Judiciary confirmation hearings.
Show 141: First Victories After the First Year of the Marian Blue Wave
The Marian Blue Wave has reached its one-year anniversary. In that year the Marian Blue Wave has achieved some incredible victories. First, 31 countries are saying 100,000 rosaries for the intention of ending Planned Parenthood and the end of abortion in the United States. Second, Planned Parenthood has admitted what pro-life advocates have been announcing for decades—that it not only is the largest abortion organization, it’s the largest RACIST abortion organization.
Show 140: Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee is an Originalist
6,000 babies will die this week. Are you praying regularly to end this atrocity?
Judge Barrett is an originalist. She understands the original meaning of the U.S. Constitution. She deserves support from all pro-life advocates. Back in 1789, there were six justices on the Supreme Court. In 1807 Congress raised the number to seven. Then in 1837, the number was raised to nine, and has been this way since 1869. If after the election there is a Democratic President and Democratic Senate, they will likely increase the seats to gain permanent power.
Show 139: And the SCOTUS Nominee is . . . ?
Once President Trump picks a Supreme Court nominee, advocates for abortion violence will do everything they can to stop it. Despite the opposition by the Democratic minority in the Senate, the nominee will likely be confirmed.
President Trump is pushing to get a COVID vaccine available to the public. Despite their rapid development several vaccine candidates use aborted fetal cells in research. Four companies have reached phase-3 testing, yet three of them use aborted fetal cells.
Trump also wrote an executive order protecting all babies born alive from a botched abortion. However the specific language of his EO is not available online, and it’s likely the EO applies only to facilities that receive government funding.
Show 138: Turn to Our Lady of Sorrows
The first anniversary of the Marian Blue Wave is fast approaching. Tens of thousands of rosaries are prayed weekly for the intention of ending abortion and shutting down Planned Parenthood.
Our Lady of Sorrows focuses on her intense suffering and grief during the passion and death of our Jesus. Traditionally, this suffering was not limited to the passion and death event. It comprised the seven sorrows of Mary, which were foretold by the Priest Simeon.
Show 137: Post 9/11: Planned Parenthood Offers More Death
During this time of riots, unrest, and pandemics, we have to remember the important role of Mary the Mother of God.
At the World Trade Center memorial in NYC there are 11 mothers listed along with their unborn children. Approximately 2,416 preborn children are murdered everyday in the U.S. That’s approaching the 2,977 killed on September 11, 2001. Immediately after the attacks, Planned Parenthood offered free dead babies.
Show 136: The 2020 Democratic Platform and the Renewed Call for Abortion Violence
The Democratic ticket for president/vice-president believes in abortion-on-demand for babies in all stages of development including moments after birth. This is no surprise considering the Democratic platform includes various anti-life positions.
A few examples of the Democratic platform include every woman should have access to safe and legal abortion. Also, Democrats oppose all restrictions on the abortion pill. Strangely, speeches at the national Democratic Convention lacked any mention of abortion violence.
On five recent occasions Planned Parenthood admitted to structural racism within its organization. This is an opportunity for pro-life activists to teach teenagers and young adults that Planned Parenthood is an organization that requires complete dismantling.
Show 135: Biding Disaster: Kamala Harris is Anti-Catholic, Pro-Abortion
Voting pro-life is essential for the Catholic faithful.
Kamala Harris was picked as Joe Biden’s running mate and has a pro-abortion, anti-Catholic record. As California Attorney General she ordered the raid and confiscation of undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal baby body parts haggling.
• Senator Harris believes pro-life people should not have a voice in the public square. In November 2018, Harris criticized Brian Buescher, a Catholic federal district court nominee from Nebraska, about his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus, simply because the organization was Catholic.
• Senator Harris supports using the power of the Federal government to overturn hundreds of laws in the states that protect the preborn and their mothers. These laws include state taxpayer funding of abortion and stronger oversight of abortionists and abortion facilities.
• Senator Harris’ policies are out of touch with even most pro-abortion Americans. She supports radical anti-life. She voted to refuse protections for babies born alive after an abortion. She has also voted in support of late-term abortions.
Show 134: Washington D.C. Pays for Abortion Violence
The current federal budget is about to run out and by law the Congress must pass one by September. Last Friday Congress passed a budget that covers 12 departments including HHS, Education, and Justice departments. Included in the budget is abortion coverage in Washington, D.C. and the elimination of the Conscience Clause that protects the consciences of medical professionals.
Dozens of Covid vaccines are in development. Children of God for Life and American Life League keeps a list of which ones are using aborted fetal cells lines and which are not.
Planned Parenthood is suing The Church at Planned Parenthood.
Students for Life has launched Strike Out Sanger in an effort to remove Margaret Sanger’s name and likeness removed from public places.
Show 133: Pro-Abortion Catholics in Public Office
Election Day is fast approaching. Have you verified that you are registered to vote in your district? Find out at CheckYourVoterRegistration.com. If you’re not registered properly then visit Vote.gov.
Too often Catholic politicians hold public office and pass immoral laws. Canon 915 requires bishops, priests, deacons, and Eucharistic ministers to protect the Eucharist by withholding Holy Communion from Catholic politicians who violate church teaching.
In an attempt to rid itself of its racist image Planned Parenthood affiliates are admitting the hateful policies of the past are still in operation. Students for Life of America has launched ‘Strike Out Sanger’ in an effort to removed memorials honoring Planned Parenthood’s racist founder, Margaret Sanger. American Life League is working to get Sanger and Maggie award recipients to renounce their awards.
A bill has been introduced to Congress requiring all Planned Parenthood affiliates to return the grants it illegally received from the federal Payroll Protection Program.
Show 132: Erasing Margaret Sanger
Planned Parenthood begins to separate itself from its founder’s legacy of racism. Accusations of racism from the Planned Parenthood’s New York affiliate leads to the removal of Margaret Sanger’s name from the abortion facility in New York City.
But we shouldn’t be surprised since these changes began a few years ago. Planned Parenthood ceased giving its top award, The Margaret Sanger Award, and renamed its Maggie Awards to the Media in Excellence Awards.
What does surprise us is comes from a press release that admits an organizational problem exists within the Planned Parenthood federation and that steps will be put in place to rectify them.
Show 131: The Death Penalty and the Pro-Life Movement
Why don’t pro-life groups fight against the death penalty with the same effort as abortion?
The Supreme Court handed down two decisions reaffirming the religious freedoms of the Little Sisters of the Poor and catholic schools.
Planned Parenthood’s reputation for racism forced the national abortion organization to choose a black CEO after lacking leadership for several months.
In Texas Planned Parenthood uses a racial slur in a political campaign against a state senator, while in Tennessee Planned Parenthood burns the American flag.
Show 130: The Great Pandemic
There have been 120,000 deaths from COVID-19, a doctor writes about a “racism pandemic,” but the media will never discuss the great abortion pandemic that takes the lives of 862,000 annually.
No matter what the Supreme Court decides, the June Medical services decision regarding the regulation of abortion facilities will be controversial. No matter the decision, it will still be legal to kill a preborn child.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York fired its CEO after employees—current and former—complained about racism, favoritism, and mental abuse. Furthermore, Planned Parenthood opposes its employees unionizing, putting its employees under the protection of the SEIU.
President Trump has put a lot of focus on putting constitutionalist judges in the nation’s district courts. The Senate approved Trump’s 200th federal judge appointment.
Show 129: Nine First Fridays Devotion
Jesus promised the grace of final perseverance for those who receive Holy Communion on the first Friday’s for nine consecutive months.
This week, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court failed to protect faith-based employers against applicants seeking employment who oppose a company’s moral code.
The Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust is partnering with Pro-Life San Francisco to stop the University of California in San Francisco from using aborted baby body parts for scientific experiments.
Show 128: Black Lives Matter and Its Abortion Agenda
Planned Parenthood has closed 40% of its facilities since the turn of the century. In order to survive, it is ramping up its at-home abortion business, but it first has to change the current federal guidelines regarding its distribution.
Washington state is mandating every school conduct sex programs. Citizens collected over 267,000 signatures in the middle of the pandemic to overturn the state law.
Black Lives Matter isn’t about protecting preborn lives. Its website describes its pro-abortion platform.
Show 127: The Court Decision that Damaged the Family and the Culture
In 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Griswold v. Connecticut by overturning the law prohibiting the use of birth control, thereby decriminalizing poison in the form of the pill. Jim explains how this decision paved the way for rampant hedonism, divorce, pornography, broken families, and homosexuality.
Show 126: Are You a Part of the Marian Blue Wave?
Katie Brown joins Jim to discuss the Marian Blue Wave’s growing popularity in shutting down Planned Parenthood.
Show 126: ‘AKA Jane Roe’ Documentary—Fact or Fiction?
Jim discusses the the pro-life response to the FX documentary AKA Roe. The film claims Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case decriminalizing abortion nationwide, provides a deathbed confession—that she was never really pro-life, but only pretended to be because she was paid to be. So was McCorvey a pro-life advocate or a pro-abortion con artist?
Show 125: The Price Is Right Raises Money for Planned Parenthood
Not only has Planned Parenthood, a billion dollar corporation, opened up a handful of new abortion facilities recently, but it was awarded $97,000 from The Price Is Right game show. In the meantime, the abortion business faces its first lawsuit from the undercover video investigators who exposed its baby body parts-for-profit scheme.
Show 124: One Last Chance: The Red Rose Rescue
Jim explores the necessity of the Red Rose Rescue, a pro-life effort to enter abortion facilities and talk one-on-one with abortion-minded mothers. Jim is joined by Lauren Handy, who helped shut down the Silver Spring, MD, Planned Parenthood facility and is founder/president of Mercy Missions. He is also joined by Will Goodman, an active Red Rose Rescue participant.
Show 123: Issuing and Executive Order of Closure to Abortion Facilities
Willy Guardiola is head of Christian on a Mission and president of Palm Beach County Right to Life League. During the pandemic, Willy enters Florida abortion centers and serves them the governor’s executive order that requires the suspension of all elective and non-emergency surgical procedures.
Show 122: Pro-Life Activism Ideas During a Shelter-in-Place Order
John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco is the guest on the program. He shares his ideas for pro-life activism during the time when many states require residents to shelter in place. As states loosen restrictions, pro-life activists are encouraged to assemble outside corporations that enable Planned Parenthood and hold signs across highway pedestrian bridges.
Show 121: Who Decides Whether You Live or Die?
Your family or doctor might presume how you want to die. You should have a legal recourse to decide how you want to be kept alive. It’s the “Loving Will,” and it’s written to protect your life in the event you cannot demand to be kept alive through ordinary means. Jim further explains the necessity of the Loving Will.
Show 120: Police Arrest Advocates for Allegedly Breaking Stay-at-Home Order
Stephen Crampton, Senior Counsel at the Thomas More Society, joins Jim Sedlak to discuss the case of North Carolina advocates arrested for praying at an abortion facility despite a stay-at-home order issued by the state. The Thomas More Society filed suit in federal court against the mayor of Greensboro, NC, whose police force threatened with arrest and arrested pro-life advocates.
Show 119: Being Pro-life in the Midst of Pandemic
Jim provides a pro-life perspective on what can be a pro-life activist’s handling of the pandemic.
Show 118: The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Abortion Industry
How is the health crisis affecting abortion centers? Are they exempt from emergency measures?
Jim speaks with Willy Guardiola, a passionate Catholic activist and a freelance Catholic journalist involved with many Christian activities throughout the state of Florida.
Show 117: The Church’s Response to the Coronavirus
Many Catholic dioceses are taking action to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including suspension of the serving the Precious Blood. Some dispensations from Sunday Mass have been given to vulnerable populations more susceptible to illness.
Show 116: Bad Behavior at the U.S. Supreme Court
This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding safety standards for abortion centers. It’s not uncommon for surgical centers to have hospital admitting privileges at local hospitals, and yet courts have ruled that regulating abortion facilities to this standard was unconstitutional.
Senator Chuck Schumer spoke before a pro-abortion crowd, pointed to the courthouse, and threatened two sitting justices—Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch.
Show 114: A Tale of Two Bills
Two bills have the support of President Trump: the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Do these bills deserve pro-life support? Jim Sedlak critiques the errors within these two bills.
Show 112: Why March for Life?
Were President Trump’s remarks at the March for life meaningful to pro-life advocates? Jim analyzes Trump’s March for Life speech.
Show 111: Marian Blue Wave at the March for Life
Jim describes the overwhelming enthusiasm for the Marian Blue Wave while exhibiting at the March for Life conference.
Show 110: The State of Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood released its annual report of services and financials. Jim Sedlak breaks down the numbers in ways that only an expert like Jim can.
Show 109: What Companies Are Funding Planned Parenthood?
End of the year means lots of shopping and tax-deductible giving. But what companies are friendly with Planned Parenthood? Jim covers a few of the companies that you might want to steer clear of.
Show 108: Our Lady Is Necessary for Shutting Down Planned Parenthood
Jim Sedlak covers the necessity for bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary, California’s efforts to install Planned Parenthood clinics in public schools, and the corruption surrounding the trial of David Daleiden’s court case.
Show 107: Saving Babies and Mothers on College Campuses
Sarah Zarr, Texas and Southern Regional Coordinator, shares her testimony as being born a premature baby and the pressures doctors put upon her mother to abort Sarah. Today, Sarah draws from her mother’s pro-life courage to assist and support students facing unexpected pregnancies.
Also, Emily Stumpo, Michigan Regional Coordinator, identifies Planned Parenthood’s campaign to overturn all abortion restrictions in the state.
Show 106: Students Hunger for the Truth about Chastity
Jacinta Florence, Missouri and Arkansas Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America, knows firsthand how college-aged students hunger for the truth about sex and relationships, but they lack witnesses who will share the truth with them.
Also, Titus Folks of Students for Life Action, the political-action arm of Students for Life.
Show 105: Students for Life Is Converting College Students
Kiki Rocha currently takes up the pro-life fight in Northern California, including San Francisco. Lily Hutkowski is the Indiana and Ohio Regional Coordinator and assists college students in exposing the evils of Planned Parenthood’s agenda to campuses.
Show 104: The Active Life of Students for Life
Jim continues his Students for Life series with Tina Whittington, executive vice president, and Lauren Castillo, director of development at Students for Life of America.
Show 103: Pro-Life Campus Activism in Florida and California
Jim speaks with Students for Life Regional Coordinators from both sides of the coast. Ryan Neuhause assists pro-life students in Florida, while Brooke Karmie assists pro-life student activists in the Pacific Southwest.
Show 102: It Begins. The Marian Blue Wave
Jim Sedlak announces the launch of American Life League’s “Marian Blue Wave.” Begun by Bishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas, the Marian Blue Wave invites Catholics to participate in the next great Rosary victory. By committing to one Rosary a week, pro-lifers nationwide will bring an end to the evil of abortion by arming themselves with the most powerful spiritual weapon—the Rosary.
Also, Jim’s guest this week is Sarah Minnich, Upper Midwest Regional Coordinator at Students for Life of America.
Show 101: Unwanted No More
BJ Garret is director of Christ-centered Abortion Recovery Education (CARE). As a child she was abused by her father and left unprotected by her mother. Her search for self-worth led her to sexual promiscuity, pregnancy, and broken relationships. Her life took a turn when she answered God’s call for pure love.