On Point of View today, Penna Dexter is your host. We will hear from Arina Grossu, director at the Center for Human Dignity, Ovide Lamontagne, who is General Counsel for Americans United for Life (AUL), the legal architects of the pro-life movement and Dr. David Prentice from the Charlotte Lozier Institute whose mission is to promote deeper public understanding of the value of human life, motherhood, and fatherhood, and to identify policies and practices that will protect life and serve both women’s health and family well-being. All these guests weigh in on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Also on the show today is Media Research Center’s, vice president, Dan Gainor. He will tell us more about a new study on climate hypocrites which is an expose on how Hollywood celebrities preach environmentalism, and yet fly around the globe on private jets, drive inefficient vehicles and own massive homes.
He established Stem Cell Research Facts, an educational website providing scientific facts and patient-centered videos about adult stem cells, and is a founding member of Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics, and an advisory board member for the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. He has provided scientific advice for numerous medical professionals, legislators, policymakers and organizations at the state, federal, and international levels.
Dr. Prentice received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Kansas, and was at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Texas Medical School-Houston before joining Indiana State University where in addition to his research and teaching, he served as Acting Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Chair of Life Sciences. He was recognized with the University’s Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award and Faculty Distinguished Service Award. He has taught courses ranging from non-majors biology to advanced and graduate courses including developmental biology, embryology, cell and tissue culture, history of biology, science and politics, pathophysiology, medical genetics, and medical biochemistry.
Gainor has made hundreds of radio and TV appearances.
Mr. Lamontagne was formerly a shareholder at one of New Hampshire’s top law firms, Devine, Millimet & Branch where he has served since 1986. At the firm, he represented clients in complex business transactions and commercial litigation specializing in areas of healthcare, not-for-profit charitable trust litigation and construction law. He also served as General Counsel to several not-for-profit organizations and was involved in many civic, charitable and political organizations.
In addition to his distinguished legal career, Ovide has been active politically, running for the U.S. Senate seat in 2010, and winning the Republican nomination for governor of New Hampshire in both 1996 and 2012.
Ovide has been recognized and ranked as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell. He has also been recognized and ranked by Chambers USA 2012 as one of America’s leading attorneys in General Commercial Litigation. He was also previously ranked in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Lamontagne was selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of Commercial Litigation and in the field of Litigation-Construction. He also holds AV® rating, the highest rating by Martidale-Hubbell. Ovide is also a recipient of the Americans for Prosperity 2011 Conservative of the Year Award, the Daniel Webster Council, BSA Distinguished Citizen of the Year (2009), Past Honorary Consul of France to New Hampshire, and Franco-American of the Year (2002).
Ovide holds professional affiliations with the New Hampshire Bar Association, the National Diocesan Attorneys Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of New Hampshire, and the Manchester Bar Association.
A New Hampshire native, Ovide has a French-Canadian heritage and is fluent in French. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law.
Ovide and his wife Bettie are the parents of two daughters by adoption and foster father to a special needs son.