Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - October 24, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Oct. 24

4:00 – Kresta Comments

4:20 – The High Cost of Free Love
Drawing from her personal story, as well as her visits with teens around the world, Pam Stenzel talks about the consequences-both physical and emotional-of sex outside of marriage. It’s been her experience that, if given the facts, today’s young people are fully capable of making good, healthy decisions. For years, Pam was on the "front lines" as Director of Alpha Women’s Center, a counseling center for women undergoing crisis pregnancies. Her experiences taught her that before teen pregnancy and STD rates could decline, attitudes of teens toward sex first had to change. Desiring to bring about that change, Pam started speaking nationally full-time and is in great demand both in the U.S.A. and in other countries such as Mexico, Australia, Ireland, and Canada. She is here in MI for a speaking engagement and joins us in studio.

5:00 – Kresta Comments

5:40 – Physician-Assisted Suicide on the Ballot in MA – The Archdiocese of Boston Fights Back
Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley is urging Massachusetts voters to oppose a ballot measure aimed at legalizing physician-assisted suicide. In an opinion piece for The Boston Pilot October 12, the cardinal asked voters to consider the long-term ramifications of the proposed law, which will appear on the ballot in November as Question 2, calling it the beginning of a “slippery slope.” As written, the cardinal said, Question 2 could lead to adoption of “quality of life” standards, putting the mentally ill and the disabled at risk of being targeted for assisted suicide, and perhaps eventually, for euthanasia. He said the disabled and their advocates “fear that misunderstandings and false compassion could result in their being considered ‘better off dead,’ devalued, and treated as second class citizens in respect to their medical care.” We talk to Scot Landry from the Archdiocese about their efforts to defeat this measure.

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