Pro-Life Perspective: “Collin Raye: Spokesman for Life”

By Dave Andrusko

National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias starts the PLP week off on an inspirational note. She is discussing the life-affirming work of the Life & Hope Network, started by the siblings and parents of Terri Schindler Schiavo who died in 2005 when her feeding tube was removed.

“But from tragedy comes triumph,” Mrs. Tobias explains. “Immediately following Terri’s death, the Schindler family resolved that they would do everything they could to help people with severe disabilities, like their beloved Terri, from facing the same kind of death sentence.  In the six years following Terri’s death, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network has worked tirelessly to save the lives of those most vulnerable and they have been hugely successful.”

In addition to background about the Life & Hope Network, Mrs. Tobias devotes most of today’s five-minute broadcast at www.prolifeperspective to country music artist Collin Raye. Mr. Raye has signed on to serve as the organization’s national spokesman. 


In a recent interview with National Review’s Kathryn Lopez, Mr. Raye explained

“The story is a personal one for Raye as much as it is political and cultural. His wife, Connie, suffered a heart attack and stroke when she gave birth early to their son Jacob. She would remain in a coma for eight months, and turning off the machines that were keeping her alive was suggested. But Connie would recover, after a lot of hard work relearning things such as walking and talking. She would live to be a grandmother.”

Many pro-lifers are also aware of the heartbreaking death of Haley, his 10-year-old granddaughter, who died last year as a result of a neurological condition that no one could diagnose. Raye wrote and performed an incredibly inspirational song in her honor,” She’s with me.”

You can hear the song and the amazing background  to it at

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