Kresta in the Afternoon – March 23, 2020 – Hour 2

+  What to do when there aren't enough beds

  • Description: For days now, doctors in Italy have been faced with their ultimate nightmare: what to do when the number of critically ill patients exceeds the number of available hospital beds and equipment. The safety measures being enacted in the US are an effort to stop doctors here from facing those same decisions. Is there an ethical response when this situation does arise? Wes Smith joins us.
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    • Wes Smith
      Wes Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and a consultant to the Patients Rights Council. He’s the author of 13 books, most recently “Culture of Death: The age of Do-Harm Medicine.” Find his Human Exceptionalism blog at National Review and further writings at First Things.
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+  Is abortion an "essential service?"

+  Live Update from Rome

  • Description: Joan Lewis joins us again from Rome with a look at life under quarantine.
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    • Joan Lewis
      Joan Lewis is the Rome Bureau Chief Emeritus for EWTN and was named EWTN’s first Rome Bureau Chief in 2005. She is the host of the weekend radio program Vatican Insider, providing listeners around the world with an up-close view of the latest events coming out of the Papacy and the Vatican. Follow her on twitter @joansrome and visit her at blog at
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