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Life Issues® Institute - News & Press Releases

Safe Surrender

  • Mon, Jul 28, 2014

To surrender is to give up . . . to end something.

Not always though.

As the 119th infant was surrendered in LA County since the Safe Surrender program began 13 years ago, these mothers didn't give up, they surrendered their babies to give them a new beginning.

The Safe Surrender Program allows new moms to surrender infants within 72 hours of birth, no questions asked.  A newborn girl who was surrendered at a hospital recently was the sixth infant turned over under the Safe Surrender law in Los Angeles County this year, according to county Supervisor Don Knabe.  A baby ...

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Fathers with Empty Arms

  • Mon, Jun 9, 2014

The value of every life is a message Brad Mattes has been sharing for nearly 40 years.  A father of four sons himself, celebrating babies and supporting their parents is something Brad holds as core to his own life commitment. 

As Father's Day approaches and our thoughts turn to the role of fathers in our lives,  Brad thinks about a particular type of father -- those  who won't have the opportunity to play a role in their children's' life.

"Every Father's Day, my mind goes to dads who'll never get to see or hold their babies ...

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How Far We've Come

  • Tue, May 27, 2014

Graduation quotes are trending on Twitter right now - I know because I have a vested interest in the subject as my son graduates from high school this week.  I'm enjoying reading wonderful words of wisdom about "how far" these young people have come as they close this chapter of their life and graduate into the future. 

Next week on "Life Issues®," Brad Mattes will share about how far we've come on the pro-life front.

"America is unquestionably pro-life. During the last two years, states have passed more protective legislation for mothers and their unborn babies than during the ...

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