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Bradley MattesMr. Mattes (pronounced Ma-tis) is the Executive Director and CEO of Life Issues Institute, internationally headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The organization was established to serve the educational needs of the pro-life movement. Its primary objective is to globally develop and disseminate effective pro-life educational material.

He is a three-time Regional Emmy® award winning host and executive producer of a weekly, pro-life television program called Facing Life Head-On, which is available to over 100 million households throughout America and Canada.

He also hosts Life Issues, a daily radio commentary on abortion and related issues, which is carried on over 1,100 radio outlets across the nation. Mr. Mattes has also hosted various half-hour radio programs on topics including: the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, adoption, men and abortion, and US Supreme Court vacancies.

Mr. Mattes is president of the International Right to Life Federation and is 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 has done considerable anecdotal research on the effects of abortion on men, and his writings on this topic have been printed in American and international publications. He has a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling. Mr. Mattes has written a post-graduate course on men and abortion.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network. Through this he works to protect vulnerable individuals and educates others on end-of-life issues. He also serves on the board of the Natioanl Religious Broadcasters Association.

Mr. Mattes is a veteran of the pro-life cause, with over 38 years of educational, political and humanitarian experience. Currently, he serves in a variety of ways to protect innocent human life:

  • A men's post-abortion counselor.
  • Media spokesperson with television, radio and newspaper.
  • Speaker at pro-life banquet and educational events.

He resides in the greater Cincinnati area with his wife. They have four sons and four grandchildren.


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Watch Bradley Mattes Talk About Life Issues Institute's Pro-Life Work


  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
  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?

Watch Bradley Mattes Take on the Life Report Questionnaire


  1. What did you get in trouble for as a child?
  2. What is your favorite movie, and why?
  3. What has been the pro-life movement’s greatest victory (or victories) so far?
  4. What has been the pro-life movement’s greatest failing or weakness?
  5. Does the pro-life movement need more unity, and if so, how can we accomplish that?
  6. Graphic Pictures: Should we use them, and if so, how, when, and where?
  7. What would you say to those who would argue that graphic pictures should be used in very public places because children don’t seem to be too negatively effected by them?
  8. Stem Cell Research & Human Cloning: What should pro-lifers be doing about this, and why?
  9. What would you say to those who say it’s unfair to compare the current successes of ESCR with adult stem cell research since ASCR has had more public funding until recently?
  10. What should pro-lifers be doing about human cloning now that it might actually be a reality?
  11. Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia: What should pro-lifers be doing about this, and why?
  12. Is the Netherlands a lost cause on the end-of-life issues debate?
  13. Respond to Americans who look at the problems with euthanasia in the Netherlands and respond, “That’s them. We will do it better.”
  14. What do you say to someone who is for assisted suicide in certain hard cases?
  15. How should pro-lifers interact with those who are pro-abortion-choice?
  16. Respond to pro-lifers who would say that we should be shouting at pro-choice people because that shows we’re taking baby killing seriously.
  17. What single thing should pro-lifers be doing that most are NOT doing right now?
  18. How can pro-lifers start conversations about such a dark issue without being weird?
  19. How should pro-life people use Facebook?
  20. If people went to what could they find there?

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