Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 9, 2018
4:00 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Court’s Defense of Eugenics
In 2009 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote, “I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” In other words, the great added blessing of Roe was that not only could it give women the “right” to abortion, but it could open the way for the federal government, via Medicaid, to fund abortions of children in undesired populations. We talk with Paul Kengor.
4:20 – Vatican Issues New Document on Vocation of Consecrated Virgins
The Vatican has released a document that establishes norms and principles for women who dedicate their lives as consecrated virgins and their place in the life of the Church. Dawn Hausmann gives us a firsthand look at this vocation and what it means to live the life of a consecrated virgin.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: The Importance of this Supreme Court Pick
5:20 – Can the US-China Trade War be Stopped?
Late Friday Night, the US made good on its promise to impose sweeping tariffs on China. A 25% border tax has been placed on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods; in response, China has placed $34 billion of its own tariffs on goods imported from the US. What does President Trump hope to achieve with this trade war? What will be its effects? We talk with Brian Milligan.
5:40 – What went wrong with the Sexual Revolution?
Throughout this year we’ve been discussing the 50th anniversary of Humane Vitae and the fallout of the sexual revolution. Now, a new documentary is exploring these questions. We’ll look at the broken ideas and promises of the “free love” movement and contrast the developments of the birth control pill and Natural Family Planning with Daniel DiSilva.