Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 2
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – State
Restrictions on Abortion: Where Do They End Up?
Should Texas legislators get another bill to ban
late-term abortions to the floor of the state Senate, pro-abortion lawmaker
Wendy Davis says she will not filibuster the bill a second time. The bill would
ban abortions after 20 weeks and hold abortion clinics accountable by making
them meet basic health and safety standards that have closed facilities in
other states that are unable to comply. The bill also requires all abortion
clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical
center, requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at
a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the
abortion-inducing drugs to the patient. Given the high publicity of this
legislation, we talk to pro-life attorney Clarke
Forsythe about what happens to the many state pro-life bills that are
hung up in the courts.
4:40 – An Evangelical View of Immigration Reform
As bills for comprehensive
immigration reform continues to make its way in different versions on Capitol
Hill, Kelly Monfor Kullberg is here to give us an Evangelical view of this legislation. In an
open letter to Congress she recently wrote, “The U.S. Senate
now has the opportunity to rebuild confidence that citizens have lost
concerning the competence of our legislative branch. Please first enforce
existing laws, secure our borders and end on-going illegal immigration.
This will go a long way towards reversing public cynicism and distrust.
Then, with the growing confidence of the American people, Congress and citizens
can work together to address the challenges of immigration in the context of
our calling to nurture the great story of America’s heritage and future.” ‘She
expands on this letter.
5:00 – Forgiving and Moving On
After Personal Tragedy
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 late last year 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 joins us again to talk about forgiveness, recovery and being
a widowed mother.