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This is the podcast for Right to Life of Central California's weekly, pro-life radio show, broadcast every Saturday from 9-10 AM on Power Talk FM 96.7 and AM 1400 in Fresno. Our host (and RLCC executive director) John Gerardi gives all the latest news on the pro-life movement in Fresno, throughout California, and nationally. Subscribe today!

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This is the podcast for Right to Life of Central California's weekly, pro-life radio show, broadcast every Saturday from 9-10 AM on Power Talk FM 96.7 and AM 1400 in Fresno. Our host (and RLCC executive director) John Gerardi gives all the latest news on the pro-life movement in Fresno, throughout California, and nationally. Subscribe today!

    588: The Case of the Missing Pro-Life Platform

    588: The Case of the Missing Pro-Life Platform

    In this episode of Right to Life Radio, John Gerardi and Jonathan Keller tackle the perplexing changes to the 2024 Republican Party platform, especially the omission of traditional pro-life language. They delve into the implications of these changes, discuss the significance of political party platforms, and debate whether this shift signals a deeper identity crisis within the Republican Party. Tune in to hear their insights on the future of the pro-life movement in American politics and the potential impacts on federal and state-level abortion policies.
     
    Show Notes:
     
    • Introduction: Welcome by John Gerardi and Jonathan Keller
    • Main Topic: Analysis of the Republican Party’s 2024 platform changes
    • Platform Significance: History and purpose of party platforms
    • Pro-Life Language: Missing pro-life commitments and their implications
    • Political Strategy: Debating the strategic shifts within the Republican Party
    • Federal vs. State: Discussing the role of federal government in abortion legislation post-Dobbs decision
    • Listener Questions: Addressing audience concerns and questions about the platform changes
    • Conclusion: Final thoughts on the potential future of pro-life policies within American politics

    • 40 min
    587: Sidewalk Stories: Unexpected Choices (ft. Linda Teliha)

    587: Sidewalk Stories: Unexpected Choices (ft. Linda Teliha)

    In this compelling episode of Right to Life Radio, Linda Teliha from Right to Life of Central California shares poignant stories from the sidewalk, offering a glimpse into the real-life struggles of women facing abortion decisions. Through heartfelt anecdotes, Linda reveals the often unseen pressures and emotional turmoil these women endure, highlighting the critical role of support and compassion in their lives. The episode also touches on the aftermath of the recent presidential debate, exploring its implications on public perception and policy related to abortion.
     
    Show Notes
     
    1. Introduction to Stories from the Sidewalk: Linda Teliha discusses her on-the-ground experiences with women considering abortion.
    2. Impact of External Pressures: Examination of research indicating that 70% of abortions occur against the woman’s preference due to external pressures.
    3. Personal Anecdotes: Linda shares personal stories, including an encounter with a woman facing an abusive relationship and considering a second-trimester abortion.
    4. Support Systems: Discussion of the resources available to women, including maternity homes and counseling, and the impact of offering these alternatives.
    5. Emotional and Physical Realities: Insights into the physical and emotional realities of abortion procedures, especially in the second trimester.
    6. Positive Outcomes: Highlighting success stories where women chose life after receiving support and counseling.
    7. Presidential Debate Analysis: Recap of the recent presidential debate and its potential effects on abortion policies and public opinion.

    • 38 min
    586: Roe's Reversal: The Story of Dobbs and America's Abortion Battlefield

    586: Roe's Reversal: The Story of Dobbs and America's Abortion Battlefield

    This episode explores the landmark Dobbs decision on its two-year anniversary, overturning Roe v. Wade. Hosts John Gerardi and Jonathan Keller dive into the history of abortion law in America, from pre-Roe state regulations to the reasoning behind Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood. They break down the legal arguments in the Dobbs decision and discuss its impact on the current political landscape surrounding abortion rights. The hosts also touch on the challenges facing the pro-life movement post-Dobbs and the shifting stance of some political figures on the issue.
    Show Notes:
    Introduction to Roe v. Wade and its impact (2:45) Discussion of feminist philosophy behind abortion rights (7:30) Explanation of the "penumbra" concept in constitutional law (14:20) Breakdown of Roe v. Wade's trimester framework (22:15) Analysis of Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision (31:40) Detailed look at the Dobbs decision and its reasoning (38:50) Current political landscape post-Dobbs (48:30) Challenges facing the pro-life movement (54:20)

    • 39 min
    585: Standing Tall: Legal Hurdles and Ethical Battles in Abortion and IVF

    585: Standing Tall: Legal Hurdles and Ethical Battles in Abortion and IVF

    In this episode of Right to Life Radio, host John Gerardi and guest Jonathan Keller dive into the recent Supreme Court ruling on the abortion pill, discussing its implications and the broader landscape of abortion regulations. They unpack the 9-0 decision, exploring the concept of legal standing and its role in this case. The conversation also touches on the growing prevalence of medication abortions and the challenges facing the pro-life movement in a changing regulatory environment. Additionally, John and Jonathan critique the political maneuvers surrounding IVF legislation and the seeming inconsistencies in the pro-life stance of many Republican leaders.
     
    Show Notes:
     
    1. Introduction:
    • Host: John Gerardi
    • Guest: Jonathan Keller from California Family Council
    • Overview of the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the abortion pill.
    2. Supreme Court Ruling:
    • Explanation of the 9-0 decision.
    • Legal standing and its importance.
    • Historical context of the FDA’s approval and regulation of the abortion pill.
    3. Implications of the Decision:
    • The impact of the ruling on pro-life efforts.
    • Increased accessibility of the abortion pill and its consequences.
    • Discussion on the ethics and safety concerns related to medication abortions.
    4. Political and Legal Analysis:
    • Critique of the Republican approach to FDA regulations.
    • The role of the Supreme Court in adjudicating actual lawsuits versus advisory opinions.
    5. IVF Legislation Debate:
    • Examination of recent political focus on IVF.
    • Analysis of competing bills and their implications.
    • The moral and ethical considerations surrounding IVF practices.
    6. Closing Thoughts:
    • Reflections on the broader pro-life movement.
    • Discussion on the importance of consistency in pro-life advocacy.

    • 39 min
    584: California's Zoning Wars

    584: California's Zoning Wars

    Podcast Show Notes
    In this episode of Right to Life Radio, host John Gerardi is joined by Jonathan Keller from California Family Council to dive into the hot-button issue of abortion legislation in California. They discuss the latest bill, AB 2085, which aims to streamline the approval process for abortion clinics by stripping local municipalities of their decision-making power. The duo explores the implications of this bill for communities in the San Joaquin Valley, particularly Tulare County, which has been targeted by abortion providers.
     
    Key topics include:
    • Overview of AB 2085 and its potential impact on local zoning laws.
    • Historical context of abortion clinic proposals in Tulare and Visalia.
    • The role of local pro-life activists in opposing these clinics.
    • The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and its exclusion for abortion clinics under the new bill.
    • The Southern Poverty Law Center’s designation of California Family Council as a “hate group” and its broader implications for conservative organizations.
     
    Join John and Jonathan as they unravel the complex legal and social battles surrounding abortion access and local governance in California.

    • 39 min
    583: Biggest Case Of Senioritis

    583: Biggest Case Of Senioritis

    In this episode of Right to Life Radio, host John Gerardi discusses California’s budget crisis and its impact on Planned Parenthood, explores the financial dynamics within Planned Parenthood, and touches on the political strategies of both Democrats and Republicans in the lead-up to the 2024 election. The episode also includes commentary on the broader implications of financial decisions by major philanthropists.
    Main Topics:
    1. California Budget Crisis:
    • Host John Gerardi and Jonathan Keller discuss Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget issues, highlighting a $73 billion deficit.
    • The episode covers how Newsom’s budget cuts have upset various groups, including Planned Parenthood and the California Teachers Association.
    2. Planned Parenthood’s "Financial Struggles":
    • Discussion on how Planned Parenthood is reacting to budget cuts despite receiving significant funds from the state in the past.
    • Analysis of Planned Parenthood’s strategic use of financial pressures to garner more donations and support from wealthy philanthropists like Mackenzie Scott and Melinda Gates.
    3. Impact on Abortion Services:
    • The episode examines how Planned Parenthood’s funding issues may affect abortion services and their broader implications for reproductive health in California.
    • Critique of the euphemisms used to describe California’s commitment to “reproductive freedom” and “health equity.”
    4. Political Dynamics and Strategies:
    • Discussion on the political maneuvering around Newsom’s budget cuts and Planned Parenthood’s public stance.
    • Exploration of how these financial and political dynamics play into the broader 2024 election strategies.
    5. Financial Motivation of Planned Parenthood:
    • Insights into how Planned Parenthood prioritizes profitable services like transgender hormone therapy over less profitable ones like prenatal care.
    • Discussion on the organization’s fundraising tactics and their impact on public perception and policy.
    6. Philanthropy and Abortion Funding:
    • Analysis of recent large donations from wealthy individuals like Mackenzie Scott and Melinda Gates to support abortion services.
    • Examination of the influence of these donations on Planned Parenthood’s operations and strategies.
    7. Republican Strategies and Missteps:
    • Critique of Republican politicians’ responses to Democrat strategies on issues like IVF and contraception.
    • Discussion on how these responses may impact the pro-life movement and the 2024 election.
     
    Key Quotes:
    “Planned Parenthood loves money. The fact that they’re criticizing Newsom like this, I’m not sure if this is just a negotiating pose to kind of squeeze every last dollar out of him humanly possible.” - Jonathan Keller
    “California’s budgetary woes have led to a day of reckoning for Newsom’s supporters, including Planned Parenthood, as he implements cuts to their programs.” - John Gerardi
    “If you understand the financial dynamics of Planned Parenthood, you see an organization with very easy-to-diagnose motives: they really do love money.” - Jonathan Keller

    • 39 min

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