Life After Dobbs

Ethics and Public Policy Center

In Life After Dobbs, a new podcast series from the Ethics and Public Policy Center, hosts Ryan T. Anderson and Alexandra DeSanctis explore how the pro-life movement arrived, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, at the cusp of overturning Roe v. Wade—and what happens next. Anderson and DeSanctis, the coauthors of the new book Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing, sit down with experts and activists to talk about the future of the pro-life movement, how to continue building a culture that welcomes babies and supports mothers and families, the future of feminism, the politics of abortion in 2022 and beyond, and much more.

Father Richard John Neuhaus and “The Greatest Pro-Life Speech Ever Given”
Jul 7 2022
Father Richard John Neuhaus and “The Greatest Pro-Life Speech Ever Given”
The seventh episode of EPPC’s Life After Dobbs podcast features exclusive audio of Father Richard John Neuhaus’s legendary speech at the close of the 2008 convention of the National Right to Life Committee, which Robert P. George has called “the greatest pro-life speech ever given.” This is the first time that audio of this speech has been published in full. Life After Dobbs co-host Ryan T. Anderson begins the episode with some personal reflections on Father Neuhaus, who was the founding editor of First Things and a longtime EPPC board member. In the speech, Father Neuhaus reminds his listeners then and today of the hope in which they labor and exhorts them to continue their work “until the culture of life is reflected in the rule of law and lived in the law of love.” — This speech was delivered by Father Richard John Neuhaus at the close of the 2008 convention of the National Right to Life Convention. We thank NRLC staff for retrieving this recording from their archives and for giving us permission to publish it in full. Read a version of these remarks published by First Things here. — Hosts Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd) Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) Order Ryan and Xan’s new book Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing today! Click here to learn more about EPPC’s Life and Family Initiative. — Life After Dobbs is a production of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. For more information, follow us on Twitter (@EPPCdc) or visit our website at eppc.org. Produced by Josh Britton and Mark Shanoudy Edited by Sarah Schutte Art by Ella Sullivan Ramsay with additional support by Christopher McCaffery and Alex Gorman