Thursday, April 4, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - April 4, 2013

Talking About the Things That Matter Most on April 4

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – ‘House of Horrors’ Abortionist on Trial for Murder
Longtime Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell is currently being tried on eight charges arising from deaths at his facility, now know as the “House of Horrors.” When babies were born alive in Gosnell’s facility, according to a grand-jury report, Gosnell and his staffers would slit their throats or stab them in the neck with scissors to sever their spinal cords. Gosnell even kept aborted babies in jars, sometimes in the same freezers where employees kept their lunches. Anna Franzonello, staff attorney at Americans United for Life, is here to analyze the case.

4:40 – Chaplain Priest to Receive Medal of Honor
A week from today Fr. Emil Kapaun will receive the Medal of Honor from the President of the United States at the White House, nearly 60 years after he heroically gave his life in the Korean War. The Vatican is also considering him a possible candidate for Sainthood. And today, his life, service and hero’s death is the subject of an incredible new book, The Miracle of Fr. Kapaun. One of the most remarkable aspects of his story surrounds the atypical movement of support for both his sainthood cause and his Medal of Honor award.  The witnesses to both his sanctity and his bravery have come from non-Catholics, men of Jewish faith, Muslim faith and Protestant tradition, who served with Fr. Kapaun in battle or in the brutality of conditions where he drew his last breath – a prisoner of war camp. They have spent years petitioning the Vatican to elevate him to Sainthood because of what they witnessed on the battlefield. Author Roy Wenzl joins us.

5:00 –Kresta Comments

5:20 – Analyzing the Arguments: Prop 8 and DOMA
Last week the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case to overturn CA’s Prop 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. Constitutional law professor Gerrard Bradley says no case in the Supreme Court’s history was more extensively briefed than these two.  Long gone are the days when advocates could saunter through a day or two of argument.  Measured by modern standards, however, these arguments were as thorough as any since Brown v. Board of Education.  The lawyers were at or near the top of their games.  The bench was hot.  The background American legal culture is saturated with scholarship on same-sex marriage. Professor Bradley takes us through the arguments that the Court heard last week.

5:40 – Johns Hopkins Denies Pro-Life Club, Equates Them to White Supremacists
On March 12th, a pro-life group at Johns Hopkins University, Voice for Life (VFL), was denied the right to become an official student club by the Student Government Association (SGA) during a student Senate meeting, after having been recommended for approval by the SGA Appointments and Evaluations Committee. "And this is why we don't approve groups like Voice for Life," one SGA member wrote, linking to an article about a white supremacist group at Towson University. VFL President Andrew Guernsey joins us.

1 comment:

  1. Please have Prof. Bradley back on for a longer segment. Very interesting!