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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 30, 2020 – Hour 2

2020 Countdown Day 7

#8: Planned Parenthood of New York Distances itself from Sanger

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York will remove the name of founder Margaret Sanger from its Manhattan clinic because of Sanger’s support for eugenics. Sanger founded the first abortion clinic in the U.S. in 1916 in Brooklyn, and in 1921 established the American Birth Control League, which subsequently changed its name to Planned Parenthood. The Margaret Sanger Clinic will be renamed the Manhattan Health Center. Karen Seltzer, Board Chair of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, called the move “a necessary and overdue step” and said “there is overwhelming evidence for Sanger’s deep belief in eugenic ideology, which runs completely counter to our values.” Fr. John Conley joins us with a closer look at Sanger’s beliefs.

Fr. John Conley

Fr John Conley is a Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Loyola University in Maryland.

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NY Planned Parenthood to Remove Founder’s Name from Flagship Office over Support for Eugenics

Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist. Why are we still celebrating her?

Planned Parenthood of New York Finally Disavows Margaret Sanger

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#7: Was the Atom Bomb Morally Justified?

It’s been 75 years since atomic bombs annihilated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Truman’s decision to use such a devastating weapon is one of the most controversial wartime actions of modern history. Was it justified? Can we compare the loss of life from the bombs to a potential loss of life from a land invasion of Japan? What of the relationship between atomic weapons and the Cold War? Fr Bill Miscamble joins us.
Fr. Bill Miscamble

Fr Bill Miscamble is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and a professor in the history department at Notre Dame. He’s the author most recently of American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh as well as The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs and the Defeat of Japan.

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The Jesuit Priests Who Survived Hiroshima

“Blotted out boundaries”: On the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Bishop who survived Nagasaki atomic bombing speaks on 75th anniversary

The Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan … Stalin Did

The Morality of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 75 Years Later

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