Kresta in the Afternoon – February 9, 2018 – Hour 1

+  Two Recent Victories for Religious Liberty

  • Description: A superior court judge ruled this week against the State of California, which took legal action against a local baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The court ruled that baking a cake is considered an act of artistic expression and was thus protected by the First Amendment. In another story, the State of North Carolina has reinstated a magistrate who was forced out because she would not perform civil marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples. Rob Muise joins us with a review of the cases.
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    • Rob Muise
      Rob Muise is a co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center and the co-Author of Offensive and Defensive Lawfare: Fighting Civilizational Jihad in America's Courts. He perviously served 13 years in the US Marine Corps. Visit americanfreedomlawcenter.org
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+  Red Rose Rescuers to Stand Trial

  • Description: Last September four pro-lifers, including Monica Miller, participated in a Red Rose Rescue at an abortion center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. They entered the abortion mill, where they talked to the mothers and offered them alternative options. They were arrested and charged with trespassing, and several of them will stand trial in the coming weeks. Monica joins us with more.
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    • Monica Miller
      Dr Monica Miller is the Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the author of many books including “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars” and “Theology of the Passion of the Christ" Check out prolifesociety.com.
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+  Parents of Terminally Ill Son Request Transfer to Vatican Hospital

  • Description: Alfie Evans is a 20-month-old boy living in the UK who suffers from an unknown neurological condition and is on life support at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. His parents are fighting a legal battle for ongoing treatment, which the hospital calls futile. Alfie’s parents have requested to move their son to the Bambino Gesu Hospital, the same hospital that offered care for Charlie Gard last year. We’ll get more on the story from Fr. Tad Pacholczyk.
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    • Fr. Tad Pacholczyk
      Fr Tad Pacholczyk is the Director of Education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center and directs the Center's National Catholic Certification Program in Healthcare Ethics. He has a PhD in Neuroscience from Yale and worked for several years as a molecular biologist at Harvard Med School. Fr. Tad has appeared on CNN, NPR, Catholic Radio and more. He also writes the Making Sense of Bioethics column. Visit ncbcenter.org.
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