Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on December 10, 2019
4:00 – Update on Michigan Dismemberment Abortion
Thursday, December 12, is the target end date for collecting signatures for the Michigan Values Life petition to ban the late-term dismemberment abortion procedure in Michigan. The legal requirement for citizen-initiated legislation in Michigan is 340,047 valid signatures. The goal for the petition drive remains 400,000 signatures. Genevieve Marnon has an update.
4:20 – My Journey from Atheist to Catholic
Though she didn’t have any kind of religious formation growing up, by the time she’d reached middle school, Leah Libresco Sargeant was interested in philosophy and virtue, specifically stoicism and the thought of Immanuel Kant. As she got older, she found that pieces of her ethical orientation seemed to match up with the Christians she was meeting. She admired the internal consistency of Catholicism, but didn’t yet believe in God, until a breakthrough in a late-night conversation with a friend that seemed to put all the pieces together for her.
5:00 – Economic Roundup – Job Market Continues to Look Strong
There are a lot of good things to say about the employment numbers for the month of November, which were released late last week. Employers added about 266,000 jobs and the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.5%, its lowest since 1969. We’ll take a look at the numbers with George Schwartz.
5:20 – A Miracle I Didn’t Know I Needed
Marygrace Tucker was 23 years old, on the verge of her senior year of college, when she discovered she was pregnant. She responded to the doctor’s congratulations with a blank look – how could this be a good thing? She wasn’t sure what to do but was able to lean on her parents for strength and support. She shares her story.