First Topic – Thousands of children’s educations saved at U.S. Supreme Court / DC Vouchers Revived
Two major school choice initiatives got a boost this week from the Budget Bill and the Supreme Court. First, one rider that survived the budget bill battle includes the reopening of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to low-income families to send their children to a school of their choice. Second, the US Supreme Court ruled that an Arizona program which allows state residents to claim a tax credit for donations to private organizations that provide scholarships to private schools was constitutional. The attorney that argued the case, Jeremy Tedesco, is with us and education reform scholar Jay Green analyzes the DC voucher program.
Second Topic – Was the Budget Debate A Significant Blow to Planned Parenthood?
After the resolution of the budget battle when we began to hear the details, Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List praised pro-life leaders in the House for securing the Dornan Amendment in budget negotiations and pledged to continue to lead the fight to defund Planned Parenthood of taxpayer dollars. The Dornan amendment banned funding for abortions in Washington, D.C. but did not defund Planned Parenthood. Marjorie explains why she sees this as a victory for life.
Third Topic – Soul Surfer / Born to Be Wild
Steven Greydanus and Nick Thomm join us to discuss two recent films, “Soul Surfer” and “Born to Be Wild.” Soul Surfer is the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a professional surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack, but relied on the grace of God to get back on the board and compete again. Born to be Wild is an I-MAX 3D film following two women who save baby elephants and baby orangutans respectively and then release them back into the wild. We have the reviews.