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Kresta in the Afternoon – February 23, 2021 – Hour 1

Al looks at the feast of St Polycarp and the crackdown by Amazon and Facebook against some conservative authors, and then Dr. Thomas Hilgers discusses abortion and the bad science of Roe v Wade.

Kresta News Roundup

Al looks at several news stories, including the removal from Amazon of Ryan Anderson’s book on Transgenderism and the swell of media coverage this afternoon surrounding Tiger Woods’ car accident.

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When Amazon erased my book

The Devil and Facebook

Health secretary nominee grilled on partial-birth abortion, taxpayer-funded abortion

The saint who refused to bow to Caesar

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The Real Science of Abortion

Last week South Carolina passed a heartbeat bill banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. Before the House voted, Democratic minority leader Todd Rutherford led a Democratic walkout, declaring that he would not participate in a vote about “pretend life” and that Democrats “do not believe life begins when science says it does not.” Have we really reached a point where it is “anti-science” to declare a heartbeat is a sign of life? Dr Thomas Hilgers joins us.

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Dr. Hilgers’ website

When ‘Pretend Life’ Has a Human Heartbeat

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Dr Thomas Hilgers is the author of The Fake and Deceptive Science Behind Roe v. Wade: Settled Law vs. Settled Science. He’s the founder and director of the St. Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction and a clincal professor in the Department of Obstetircs and Gynecology at Creighton University. He has served on the Pontifical Council for the Family. Visit

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