Mattes (pronounced Ma-tis) is the Executive Director and cofounder
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 develop
and disseminate, globally, effective pro-life educational material.
He is the host of Life Issues, a daily radio commentary
on abortion and related issues, which is carried on nearly 600 radio
stations across the nation. Mr. Mattes has hosted various half-hour
radio programs on topics including: the anniversary of Roe v.
Wade, adoption and US Supreme Court vacancies.
He also hosts a new weekly, pro-life TV program called
Facing Life Head-On, which is available to over 100 million households across America and throughout Canada.
Mr. Mattes is a frequent international speaker and lecturer on
abortion and euthanasia, and 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 is an adjunct professor at Master's International School of Divinity where he has written and teaches a course
on men and abortion.
Mr. Mattes is a veteran of the pro-life cause, with over 32 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