Kresta in the Afternoon with special guest host Marybeth Hicks – July 10, 2015 – Hour 2

+  Birth Control Coverage Guaranteed for All, Despite Religious Exemptions

  • Description: Late this afternoon the Obama administration guaranteed that free birth control will be provided to all women, regardless of where they work. Employers with moral objections to birth control must notify their insurance companies, which will be required to provide the contraceptives. We talk to about what the mandate and its implications for our lawsuit against the HHS mandate.
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+  The Real Truth About Sex: What We Are Not Telling Our Kids

  • Description: We’re a culture obsessed with parenthood, or “parenting,” as we like to call it. Countless websites, books, and magazines provide advice for parents aspiring to perfection. And paramount on any good parent’s priority list is making sure our kids are safe and healthy. We talk to our kids early and often about the dangers of smoking, drinking and drugs. But when it comes to the hazards of sex, our approach falls somewhere between passivity and paralysis. Some tell their kids that we’re always there if they want to talk. Which is the equivalent of shutting our eyes, crossing our fingers, and hoping. Because here’s the rub. It is an indisputable fact that having sex means taking risks. We can reduce the risks of unwanted consequences, but we can’t eliminate them. We wouldn’t tell our kids that it’s okay to smoke -- as long as they smoke low tar cigarettes. Or that drugs are fine -- but only in small doses. But we tell them – by not telling them otherwise – that risking pregnancy, life-threatening diseases, and emotional devastation is okay. Marcia Segelstein joins us to talk about talking about sex with your kids.
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+  Highlights of the Papal Visit to South America

  • Description: Pope Francis has packed an enormous amount of activity into his 10 days in South America and it has generated plenty of headlines. Matthew Bunson has followed it all and is here to discuss the first week of his 10-day tour.
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    • Matthew Bunson
      Dr. Matthew Bunson is the Senior Correspondent at Our Sunday Visitor, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and one of the United States’ leading authorities on the papacy and the Church. He is the author of over 50 books

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