Posts Tagged ‘Birth Control’

posted by Life Report, April 9, 2014 @ 10:46 am

Update on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case

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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.


  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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posted by Life Report, January 30, 2014 @ 11:23 am

BONUS: Dr. Rich Poupard on Birth Control Pills and Plan B

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We weren’t able to cover everything I wanted to during the Life Report episode, but Dr. Poupard was gracious enough to spend some more time answering questions about this important topic.

  1. How do birth control pllls and Plan B work, why do some people think that they are abortifacients and why do you think that they may not be?
  2. Comment on article from Catholic Bioethics…Quarterly that cites studies indicating that Plan B is not an abortifacient and argues that the labels on Plan B may not mean anything. Is there a medical bias issue at play?
  3. Question #1 from Dan: What about the studies cited in Randy Alcorn’s book that breakthrough pregnancies while on oral contraceptives are more likely to be ectopic?
  4. Question #2 from Dan: What is the state of the research on Progesterone-only pills like the mini pill and copper/hormonal IUD’s?
posted by Life Report, January 29, 2014 @ 1:28 pm

How Should Pro-Lifers Talk About Birth Control? GUEST: Dr. Rich Poupard

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iStock_000000101887XSmallWe’ve been wanting to shoot an episode on this topic for several years, and it’s finally done! It’s sometimes a contentious topic among pro-life people, but it’s an important one nonetheless. How should pro-life people think and talk about birth control, aside from the important religious debate about whether or not you should plan your family? Dr. Rich Poupard from Life Training Institute comes on the show to offer his expertise.


  1. How does Plan B work according to the research and what does a woman’s weight have to do with it’s effectiveness?
  2. Do you think women are getting enough information about the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of Plan B?
  3. Why will the new Plan B research probably result in MORE abortifacient use, and not less?
  4. Were pro-abortion-choice advocates talking about the new Plan B/weight study when it came out, or have they been hesitant to discuss it publicly?
  5. What’s the connection between abortifacient IUD’s and implantables and Obamacare?
  6. Knowing everything you know, how would you train pro-life advocates to talk publicly about birth control?
  7. What should pro-lifers talk about when discussing the public policy side of this issue? Parental involvement?
  8. How would you answer in 60-seconds the direct question of whether Plan B causes abortions or not?

BONUS: Click here to hear the questions I asked Dr. Poupard about birth control pills that we didn’t have time to fit into the Life Report episode.


posted by Life Report, May 8, 2013 @ 10:22 am

Pro-Choice People Don’t Get Us, and Who Can Blame Them? (2 of 2)

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Josh, Tim and Gabi respond to fair questions that pro-choice people ask that we think pro-life people should be willing to answer.

Birth control pills

In this episode, we discuss how a lot of pro-choice people believe that pro-lifers want to punish women for having premarital sex by forcing them to remain pregnant. This seems clear because we’re not distributing condoms or encouraging the use of birth control, which could arguably lower the rate of unintended pregnancies and abortions. How should pro-lifers respond to this concern?

We also discuss the common conception (no pun intended) that pro-life activists are doing what they do because they’re Christians. If so, is this just a ploy to force religion on people or win converts?

We end the episode by discussing a recent story of a teen who sued her parents who were trying to coerce her into having an abortion. We offer some tips for pro-life people to use this story in dialogues with their pro-choice friends.

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posted by Life Report, April 16, 2013 @ 11:51 am

Concluding the “Pro-Life Lies” Series

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It’s the twelfth and final part of our popular “Responding to Pro-Life Lies Video” series! The video we’re responding to lists 55 “pro-life lies” a woman named Kenna heard, and in this series we respond to them all.

This is the first of four episodes with Josh’s brother Timothy, who is now a staff member at Justice For All.

After discussing the last six “lies,” Josh, Tim and Gabi have a conversation about the need for pro-life people to get out of their “echo chamber,” and the need to ultimately be known by their love. We also communicate a mutual desire for both sides to be more charitable, considering the best arguments from the opposing side as opposed to just trumpeting the worst they can find.

Here are the 8 “pro-life lies” we respond to in this episode:

  1. “Birth control causes abortion.”
  2. “Emergency contraception is an abortifacient.”
  3. “Women are sacred vessels.”
  4. “Pro-choice women don’t have children.”
  5. “Pro-choice women should have their children taken away.”
  6. “Pro-choice people don’t care about babies.”

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