Cradle My Heart Radio with Kim Ketola 4-28-13 ~ Documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer and Carol Tobias of National Right to Life
[UPDATE: podcast posted 4-29-13]
Phelim McAleer will join us to discuss his report from the front row at the Kermit Gosnell trial in Philadelphia. He’ll share his impressions from Front Row at the Gosnell Horror Show. Perhaps most haunting for me, as one who is trying to raise awareness of the harm abortion does to those who choose it, is this:
It seems that if a mass murder occurs and no one reports on it it starts to appear as if it never really happened.
Phelim is not a prolife activist. He is an investigative journalist trained to tell important stories using the basics of journalistic ethics. Those basic principles are “seek truth and report it.” When those charged with seeking that truth fail to do so, it’s a problem–J D Mullane’s tweet of the empty media section at the trial speaking volumes.
The media’s failure to cover the Gosnell trial is an indictment of the press, and Phelim’s view sheds an especially bright light on why this trail matters. Many believe the evidence may lead to a significant shift in abortion policy, especially concerning late-term abortion.
Carol Tobias will also join us for an update on the latest policy developments from Washington. Carol Tobias is the president of the National Right to Life Committee, the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. A native of North Dakota, she has served on the National Right to Life board of directors since 1987. From 1983 to 1991, she was executive director of North Dakota Right to Life and in 1991 was hired as National Right to Life Political Director, a position she held until 2005. During her tenure as political director, pro-life majorities were elected to both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. In both 2000 and 2004, she oversaw the efforts of National Right to Life’s political action committee on behalf of George W. Bush.
She has appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC’s Today Show, CNN, The News Hour on PBS, C-SPAN, and Fox News Channel, as well as numerous television and radio programs throughout the country. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.