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Life Issues® Institute - News & Press Releases

The Worst and Best of Times

  • Mon, May 9, 2016

One of my favorite literary quotes is from a book published nearly 200 years ago, Charles Dicken's "A Tale of Two Cities."  It's the well-known introduction, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...   "

In many ways, Dicken's description of the contrasts and comparisons between London and Paris during the French Revolution is as applicable today as it was in the late 1700s  . . . there are major conflicts between good ...

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One Minute Mother's Day Reflections

  • Mon, Apr 18, 2016

My mom has been an amazing blessing in my life and in the lives of my children.  Esperanza, which means hope in Spanish, has lived with my children and I for over a decade.  She is 80 now and I'm keenly aware of how fleeting and precious time with her is now.

Brad Mattes notes in a special Mother's Day "Life Issues®" radio series that Mother's Day is the perfect time to recall all the things your mom has done for you throughout your life:

"First and foremost she gave you life.  Your mom struggled through the ...

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Doritos and the Baby

  • Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Every year, the Super Bowl draws a huge audience - and advertisers big and small go head-to-head trying to capture the largest segment of that audience.

But a commercial spot comes at a steep price, and advertisers from start-ups to stalwarts felt the pressure in this year's game.

Brad Mattes, President and speaker on "Life Issues®" wants to keep the pressure on the backlash which the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) has received in response to their attack on the Doritos commercial.

NARAL took to Twitter Sunday night to express outrage after a Doritos commercial during Super Bowl 50 ...

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