Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - November 27, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Nov. 27

4:00 – Supreme Court orders lower court to hear challenge to HHS mandate
In a significant ruling for Obamacare and the HHS mandates, The United States Supreme Court has ordered the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear Liberty University’s challenge to the constitutionality of the HHS mandate. The appeals court had previously declined to hear the challenge. The Dean of Liberty University Law School, Matthew Staver, joins us to explain.

4:20 – New UN Document on World Population Continues High-Pressure Push for a Universal Human Right to Abortion
“The State of World Population 2012,” a new report by the United Nations Population Fund, has attracted criticism from pro-life advocates because of its emphasis on contraception and abortion as a fundamental human right. The report calls upon nations to “promote family planning as a right, the exercise of which enables the attainment of a whole range of other rights. All human beings—regardless of age, sex, race or income—are equal in dignity and rights,” the report adds. “Yet 222 million women in developing countries are unable to exercise the human right to voluntary family planning.” Susan Yoshihara, a UN watchdog from the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute joins us.

4:40 – AP Exclusive: Memos show US hushed up Soviet crime
The American POWs sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area. Documents released recently and seen in advance by The Associated Press lend weight to the belief that suppression within the highest levels of the U.S. government helped cover up Soviet guilt in the killing of some 22,000 Polish officers and other prisoners in the Katyn forest and other locations in 1940. We talk to the man who wrote the book on it – literally – Ken Koskodan.

5:00 – Wife of slain West Bloomfield police officer: Catholic faith sustaining me
Amy O’Rourke, is a mother of four and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Fenton, MI. She is also the wife police officer Patrick O’Rourke who was killed last month after being shot during a standoff late at a home in West Bloomfield, MI. The 39-year-old’s funeral was attended by thousands of friends, family and fellow force members. Amy joined us by phone shortly after the funeral but today’s sits with us in studio because she wants people to know that her husband would want people to know that he forgives the gunman who shot and killed him and “that he would want the light of Christ, the love of Christ, to shine out of him right now.” She joins us to share her husband’s life, faith and memories.

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