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Catholic Connection – May 6, 2024 – Hr 2

Andrea Picciotti-Bayer on the collision of abortion zealotry and hostility to conscience. Mary Szoch from the FRC discusses Planned Parenthood’s annual report. Gail Barringer has our Bible verse of the week.




Segment 1 – Intro & News


Segment 2 & 3 – When Abortion Zealotry and Hostility to Conscience Collide
“Abortion advocates would think nothing of using the power of the federal government’s purse to force all hospitals to provide abortions in their ERs, or go out of business. We have been warned.” Andrea Picciotti-Bayer explains.

Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, strategy consultant and media fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology (IHE), mother of ten, and director of the Conscience Project, an organization dedicated to defending the “rights of conscience” for religious believers.  A Stanford-educated lawyer, she has dedicated her legal career to civil rights and appellate advocacy.  She is also Legal analyst for EWTN News and NC Register.





Segment 4 – Fast Facts: Planned Parenthood 2022-2023 Annual Report
“In April 2024, Planned Parenthood Federation of America published its fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) annual report. The report revealed that during this time, the nation’s largest abortion supplier committed 392,715 abortions, killing an average of 1,076 unborn babies per day, an increase from 1,025 per day in FY 2021. Additionally, there was a decline in the number of overall patients and non-abortion services during this period. Planned Parenthood also boasted about its efforts to promote abortion overseas in countries with laws protecting the unborn.”  Read about if from the FRC here.

Mary Szoch serves as the Director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council. In this position, Mary researches, writes, and coordinates collaborative efforts with other pro-life advocates on policies surrounding life and human dignity.






Segment 5 – Bible Verse of the Week
Teresa and Gail talk about 1 Corinthians 11:29-30 – “For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill and some have died.”

Gail Buckley Barringer
President & Founder, Catholic Scripture Study International







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