Emily Leedom, Director of Marriage, Family and Respect Life for the diocese of Sioux Falls, is our guest on this episode. October is Respect Life Month! Emily gets in depth about her most recent read, The Soul of the Apostolate by Jean-Baptiste Chautard, O.C.S.O.
South Dakota’s 2023 legislative session marked the first time that state lawmakers had gathered since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its June 24, 2022 decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and restored to the states the ability to set their own public policy on abortion. Host Michael Pauley is joined by Dale Bartscher, the Executive Director of South Dakota Right to Life, for a discussion on how state lawmakers responded to the Dobbs decision, and how South Dakota’s pro-life community is responding to a citizen-initiated amendment that proposes to create an unlimited right to abortion in the state constitution.