Monday, May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 show

Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, joins Bob to talk about Gov. Rauner's call to reinstate the death penalty for mass murderers and those convicted of killing a police officer. Next, Greg Schleppenbach, assistant director of pro-life activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), discusses the Trump administration’s proposed rule change that drops a requirement that Title X funding recipients must provide abortion counseling to patients. This is expected to put a crimp in Planned Parenthood’s business. Then, Hillary Byrnes, assistant general counsel at the USCCB, talks about the current U.S. Supreme Court case concerning a California law that requires crisis pregnancy centers to post notices that women can get information on free or low-cost abortions from the state. A ruling is expected before the end of June. Finally, Lou Slapshak, a lay Catholic in the Belleville diocese, talks about his involvement with Our Brothers' Keepers, an organization dedicated to helping former inmates re-enter society.