Facing Life Head On: Brad Mattes Talks About His Pro-Life Work

National   |   Josh Brahm   |   Jul 19, 2013   |   3:48PM   |   Washington, DC

I interview Brad Mattes, CEO of Life Issues Institute and host of the Emmy award-winning television show, “Facing Life Head-On.”  

brad_1Check back in two weeks for the second part of this interview, where Brad answers the questions from the “Life Report Questionnaire” and more!


  1. How did you get involved in the pro-life movement?
  2. How early was Dr. Wilke publishing pro-life literature and media?
  3. How do you think the pro-life movement has changed in the last 40 years, especially as it relates to media?
  4. What have you learned about how abortion affects men?
  5. What resources are available at LifeIssues.org?
  6. Tell us about your TV show, “Facing Life Head-On.”
  7. What are some of the common themes on your show?
  8. How do you get Emmy nominations doing pro-life work?
  9. What were you hoping to accomplish by going to Ethiopia?
  10. What happened with the Ethiopian abortion worker you spoke to?
  11. Can you tell our audience about the woman you met who is suffering from leprosy?
  12. How has your life changed since you came back?
  13. What was the most difficult interview you did on Facing Life Head-On?
  14. Do you have a few favorite episodes looking back?
  15. How can we overturn Roe vs. Wade?
  16. Looking ahead, what will be very important for the pro-life movement to do differently as we work towards overturning Roe vs. Wade?
  17. Is there anti-intellectualism in the pro-life movement, and if so, how do we combat that?