Bradley Mattes (MAT-tis) is president of Life Issues Institute, a grassroots organization dedicated to pro-life education. The organization was founded by pro-life pioneer Dr. John C. Willke and Brad in 1991. Its primary objective is to globally develop and disseminate effective pro-life educational material.
For eight seasons, Brad was host and executive producer of Facing Life Head-On, a weekly pro-life TV program that was available to more than 100 million homes in the US and Canada. The program earned three Regional Emmy® awards and several other industry accolades before production ceased in 2015.
Brad also hosts Life Issues, a daily radio commentary on abortion and other life issues. Carried on over 1,300 radio outlets across the US, the program was recognized by National Religious Broadcasters with the 2016 Radio Impact Award.
Brad also hosts various half-hour radio programs on such topics as the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, adoption, men and abortion and US Supreme Court vacancies.
Brad is president of the International Right to Life Federation and a frequent international speaker and lecturer on abortion and related life issues. He works with other countries to establish a pro-life educational and counseling presence. He also is chairman of the board of directors of the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network, working to protect vulnerable individuals and educate others on end-of-life issues.
Brad has done considerable anecdotal research on the effects of abortion on men, and his writings on this topic have been printed in US and international publications. He has a master’s degree in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling from Master’s International University of Divinity and has written undergraduate and post-graduate courses on men and abortion.
A veteran of the pro-life cause, Brad has more than 46 years of educational, political, and humanitarian experience. Currently, he serves to protect innocent human life as:
- Peer counselor to men who’ve lost a child to abortion.
- Media spokesperson for television, radio, and newspapers.
- Speaker at pro-life banquet and educational events.
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I heard “Breaking the Silence: from generation to generation”. This is the most gut level honest program I’ve heard about abortion. It helped me have a really good understanding about chemical abortions. It was very powerful and very moving. I thank you greatly. God bless all who helped make it. God bless you all.
Very thankful for the work you are doing. Every time I hear life issues I remember you as a freshman at NLA.
Keep up the good work
Please consider the following insight on the topic of abortion with thoughtful reflection:
December 8, 2020 marked the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. Had he lived, he would have been 80 years old. Lennon’s life and music deeply touched the lives of hundreds of millions of people across the globe. His sudden, tragic loss was felt by all who knew of him or his music. Ironically, this international model of peace and brotherly love, who meant so much to so many,
was an unwanted child from an economically disadvantaged background, left behind by his parents to grow up in the custody of his aunt, Mimi. Despite these hardships, Lennon ultimately found love and fulfillment in life, and we were all blessed by his music.
Paradoxically, had his assassin been a licensed physician who aborted John Lennon as a fetus, rather than killing him as an adult, Lennon’s assassin would have been monetarily rewarded for his actions rather than universally condemned and incarcerated in a mental institution. No one would have shed a tear for Lennon’s passing… the sole difference being that the world would have never known the genius of the man or beauty of his music.
The lives of unborn children are important. Not just to them, but to all of us, in ways we can never predict…
Please note: I am a university graduate in the field of Natural Sciences and hold an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Bachelor’s in Anthropology, and a Master of Science in Biology. Thus, I can say with scientific certitude that a person’s genetic makeup is completed at conception, rendering a living human being from that moment until the day he or she takes their last breath.
Brad–Yesterday on our radio station, you talked about rape victims keeping their babies and stats about that, surprising stats. Can you respond to me with that site so I can quote them for a Letter to the Editor of our locla paper in time for Roe V. Wade time. I want to use those stats and make sure they are accurate. Please give or lead me to your Friday, Jan. 7th broadcast quickly. Thanks.