On this episode, Chris is joined by Leslee Unruh, founder of Alpha Center, a pregnancy help center based in Sioux Falls. Leslee shares Alpha’s mission to “clear the confusion with a message of hope.” Founded in 1984, Alpha offers warm, loving counseling to women and men in crisis pregnancy situations. Alpha introduces its clients to mentor relationships and gives life-skills training for years beyond a child’s birth, as it challenges women and men to live lives of virtue and integrity, all in the context of healing and mercy. They are equipped to serve South Dakota’s communities beyond Sioux Falls, too, with a new state-of-the-art mobile ultrasound Sprinter van. Visit AlphaCenterFriends.org for more information about Alpha’s great mission.
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.