Kresta in the Afternoon – March 4, 2008 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Iraqi leader promises hunt for kidnapped archbishop

    Gunmen abducted a Chaldean Catholic archbishop soon after he left Mass in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the latest in what church members called a series of attacks against Iraq's small Christian community. The gunmen killed three people who were with Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho. We get the latest information and look at the conditions for Christians in Iraq.

    Second Topic – China suggests it could end 1-child policy?

    The Chinese government may reconsider its strict population-control policy, which limits couples to only one child. Family-planning officials told reporters in Beijing that the government is weighing changes to the one-child policy. Government officials are concerned about two implications of the restraints on births: the country's population is rapidly aging and the proportion of males to females is rising-- developments that could endanger the future stability of the nation. We talk with Steve Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute and one of the world’s leading experts on Chinas One-Child Policy.

    Third Topic – Suicide Hotline Hijacked: Now Dials Abortion Referrals

    A toll-free suicide hotline was founded to honor Kristin Brooks, a woman who committed suicide after an abortion. Now the phone number is in the hands of a New York City agency that helps channel young pregnant mothers in crisis to Planned Parenthood’s abortion businesses. The story is as disturbing as it is heartbreaking. We talk to the husband of Kristin who founded the hotline, Reese Butler.

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