About Cullen Herout

Cullen is a husband, father, writer, and lover of Truth. He has a Mental Health Practitioner License in the state of Nebraska, and has years of experience working with persons struggling with mental illness and addiction. For the past four years, he has also been involved with Rachel's Vineyard ministry for post-abortive women, serving as the counselor for their weekend retreats. Cullen's work has been featured at The Blaze, Crisis Magazine, The Washington Examiner, The Federalist, LifeSiteNews, Live Action News, Catholic Stand, and more. He has a passion for writing about pro-life issues, Marriage, fatherhood, and building a culture of life. He lives in the midwest with his wife and two sons.

The Future of Euthanasia in the United States with Wesley J. Smith

Award -winning author and world-renowned anti-euthanasia expert Wesley J. Smith joined me last weekend to discuss trends in the healthcare field and why we should reject euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide at all costs.

Listening To Stories Can Never Justify Abortion

Last weekend, the New York Times published an op-ed on abortion titled “Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? Women Who’ve Had Them”. As the title suggests, the idea is that as we form our opinions on the issue of abortion, we should give first consideration to those women who have actually had abortions. The premise underlying this idea is that if we knew or understood the reasons why women have abortions, we might realize that a woman taking the life of her child is really not as bad as we think. There are countless problems with the column published by the New York Times, but the biggest problem is that it fails to explain why a woman’s circumstances, difficult as they may be, should justify the taking of her child’s life. The truth is that in developing an understanding of why women choose the option to abort, we still will not find a good explanation of why that option should be legal. I wrote a response to this op-ed for The Federalist explaining that while women who’ve had abortions certainly deserve the opportunity to share their stories and experiences, the focal point of the abortion discussion is, and always should be, the unborn child.

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Sidewalk Counseling with Ashley Riddle of Metro Pro-Life Advocates

I was joined in studio last week by Ashley Riddle, president of Metro Pro-Life Advocates, to talk about sidewalk counseling and her recent interaction with a strange fellow outside an abortion facility.

Doctors Alleging Donald Trump’s Instability Are Breaking Professional Ethics

A petition has been circulating recently asking for the signatures of mental health professionals who believe that Donald Trump is mentally unstable. Started by Dr. John Gartner, the petition now has almost 60,000 signatures. It seems that the infusion of political ideology into fields that have nothing to do with politics has reached a climax. Leftist mental health professionals are now weighing the ethical concerns of whether they have a “duty to warn” the world about how dangerous Donald Trump is. I wrote a post for The Federalist addressing these concerns and why ultimately, the Left has done nothing to earn our attention when it comes to ethical discussions.

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The Left Wants to Make Abortion an Economic Issue to Sideline its Atrocities

Last week, the New York Times published an editorial titled “Why Abortion is a Progressive Economic Issue.” Prompted by chaos in the Democratic ranks over the issue of abortion, the article argued that because lower income women are more likely to choose abortion, and because economics are a strong consideration for women who choose to abort their children, one cannot separate the issue from other progressive economic issues. The editorial followed closely on the heels of a 10 campus “Abortion Positive” tour, which had the goal of promoting abortion as a social good. Yet to categorize abortion as an economic issue or a social good belies the reality of abortion, and ignores the very human being whose life hangs in the balance.  One should never be distracted by the Left’s persistent attempts to categorize abortion as anything other than what it is. While economics may play a role in convincing mothers to choose abortion, at its core, abortion is a human rights issue. The reality is that abortion denies an entire demographic of innocent human beings their right to live. Attempts to subvert the rights of the unborn in favor of a mother’s rights is nothing more than an attempt to justify the killing of innocent human beings.

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March For Science Organizers Are Accidentally Advocating For the Unborn

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The first ever March for Science is happening this coming Saturday. Science enthusiasts from all over the world will gather in Washington D.C. and in over 500 satellite locations to support evidenced-based policy-making and easy access to scientific information. This is clearly a Leftist event and has the same sort of feel as the Women’s March back in January. Deep down, they are actually protesting Donald Trump and his “war on science” type of policies. Ostensibly, the march has nothing to do with abortion. But ironically, there are some incredibly pro-life statements on the march’s webpage. I wrote a post for The Federalist discussing some of these ironically pro-life statements and claiming that abortion defenders are the ones waging the actual “war on science”. I also give almost a dozen examples of abortion-loving Leftists being anti-science.

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Seven Months of Ready to Stand radio

So with last Saturday being Holy Saturday, I did not do a new show. Rather, I took the opportunity to go back over seven months of shows and pick out my favorite clips and compile them into one show. It seems a bit presumptuous to call it a “best of”, but it was fun to go back and listen to some of these clips again!

Trauma Associated with Do-It-Yourself Abortions

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In February, a group of pro-abortion doctors penned a commentary explaining why the use of Mifepristone (RU 486) should be expanded. The doctors cited the safety and efficacy of the pill as reasons why it should be available at pharmacies. There have been many well-documented concerns about so-called do-it-yourself abortions, but there is another bothersome aspect that deserves some consideration. While many abortion advocates would like to claim otherwise, it’s no secret that many women suffer trauma after abortion. One of the many problems with do-it-yourself abortions is that the potential development of trauma is increased. This is due to a number of different factors, not the least of which is the environment in which the abortion takes place. I wrote a post for Crisis Magazine discussing the risk of trauma associated with medical abortions.

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