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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 4, 2020 – Hour 1

Our guest host today is Matthew Bunson. Follow him on Twitter @MattBunson

SEG 4-1: Long Term Declining Abortion in the US

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control released new data on the amount of abortions in the United States.  It indicated there was a slight uptick in abortions between 2017 and 2018, but the amount of abortions has continued to decline since 1980.  This is still good news for pro-lifers. Michael New explains.

Michael New

Dr. Michael New is a visiting professor of Political Science and Social Research at The Catholic University of America.  He is also an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute – The education arm of the Susan B Anthony List.

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New CDC Data Show Continued Decline in the U.S. Abortion Rate

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SEG 4-2 COVID-19 Vaccines and other Bioethics News (2 segments)

There is lots of news out there right now about the new COVID-19 vaccines.  The United Kingdom government has announced emergency authorization for the Pfizer vaccine and the FDA is expected to approve the Moderna vaccine in the next week or so.  There is also concern about the ethical value of these vaccines and whether a faithful Catholic in good conscience could take them. We get more from Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

Fr. Tad Pacholczyk is a neuroscientist and a priest in the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. He is also the director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. 

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Is Mandating a COVID-19 Vaccine Ethical?

Should I Get Vaccinated?

Baby born from 27-year-old embryo believed to have broken record set by her big sister

In landmark ruling, U.K. high court says children unlikely to be able to give informed consent to puberty blockers

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

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