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KFUO hosts national leader on life issues

free to be faithful

Wednesday, Jan. 20 | 2:30 p.m. Central time

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2015 was a year of both tragedy and hope for the pro-life movement, especially in the wake of what was revealed by undercover videos (centerformedicalprogress.org) made public over several months.

Court cases loom regarding abortion procedures and the HHS mandate requiring employer health insurance carriers to subsidize contraception and abortion. Also last year, California joined four other states — Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana — in legalizing assisted suicides, and several other states are mulling over similar legislation.

As part of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Free to be Faithful education and awareness initiative, Timothy Goeglein, vice-president of External Relations for Focus on the Family in Washington, D.C., and Worldwide KFUO radio host Kip Allen will discuss these issues and more on Worldwide KFUO.org, Jan. 20, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. Central time.

A lifelong member of the LCMS, Goeglein previously served as a special assistant to President George W. Bush and as press secretary to U.S. Sen. Dan Coats. He also is the author of The Man in the Middle: Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era.

Goeglein will discuss pending legal cases affecting the pro-life movement. This year, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to take on two life-related cases with serious ramifications.

One case is Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, which involves a Texas law requiring abortion doctors to be admitted and credentialed to practice in local hospitals, and that abortion facilities meet the same requirements as most medical facilities in terms of quality and care.

In another case, a federal appeals court ruled that the Catholic organization Little Sisters of the Poor must comply with the HHS mandate requiring employer health insurance carriers to subsidize contraception and abortion-inducing drugs for employees or otherwise face huge fines to be imposed by the IRS.

Goeglein also will discuss expectations for the Jan. 22 March for Life in Washington, D.C., some background and history of the event and the promising outlook for the future of the revitalized pro-life movement in the U.S.

Listeners can email questions at any time during the program to publicsquare@kfuo.org. The live call-in number also will be open during the program for listener questions: 800-730-2727.

2016 will be a big year for life issues. Learn more about what’s at stake Jan. 20 on Worldwide KFUO.org.

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