Kresta in the Afternoon – July 16, 2015 – Hour 2

+  Kresta Comments: Justice Kennedy + Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPYs

  • Description: Justice Anthony Kennedy has likened the reaction to the same-sex marriage ruling to the reaction to the 1989 Supreme Court case that legalized flag burning. He says that in the flag burning case there was initially strong, emotional opposition but opinions changed once people had a chance to calm down, and he expects the same thing to happen now. Al comments on this and on Caitlyn Jenner winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN.
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+  Hospice is not Hemlock

  • Description: A recent column in the New York Times asserted that legalizing euthanasia is “just the beginning” to ending unnecessary suffering. The author called for brave doctors who will discuss when to stop fighting for maximum life and explore what matters more, such as forgoing painful treatments and preserving independent living. She called this the “province of palliative care.” Wes Smith counters that palliative care is about living and euthanasia is about dying; they cannot occupy the same space. He joins us.
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+  The Time for Defending Marriage is Over: It’s Time to Define Reality

  • Description: We tried to defend marriage as between one man and one woman, and we failed. Same-sex marriage is widely accepted throughout the US and the rest of the Western world. It’s now recognized as a Constitutional right in the US. Bill May joins us to talk about why it’s time to adopt a new strategy and start defining reality.
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