TCA Podcast, – “Conversations with Consequences,” Episode 174 – Pro-Life Landscape In Latin America & Carrie Gress On Theology Of Home At The SeaDr. Grazie Christie welcomes pro-life champion and human rights attorney Neydy Casillas offering a snapshot of what is most crucial in Latin America when it comes to defending the unborn. Rounding out the end of summer, we also chat with Carrie Gress with a sneak peek of her latest ‘Theology of Home At the Sea’ edition. Father Roger Landry also offers an inspiring homily to prepare us for this Sunday’s Gospel. Catch the show every Saturday at 7amET/5pmET on EWTN radio! 1. Arizona judge to hear state request to enforce abortion ban, By Bob Christie, Associated Press, August 19, 2022, 12:16 AM An Arizona judge will hear arguments Friday on the state’s request to allow prosecutors to enforce a near-total ban on abortions under a law that has been blocked for nearly 50 years under a now-overruled U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Abortion-rights advocates are fighting the request from Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich to lift an injunction blocking enforcement of the ban on abortions unless the mother’s life is in danger. That law was first enacted decades before Arizona was granted statehood in 1912 and blocked following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion. 2. Kentucky Supreme Court denies request to block abortion ban, By Bruce Schreiner and Dylan Lovan, Associated Press, August 18, 2022, 2:08 PM Kentucky’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state’s near-total abortion ban will remain in place while it reviews arguments by abortion clinics challenging two state laws. It was the latest legal setback for the two remaining abortion clinics in Kentucky — both in Louisville, the state’s largest city. The state’s highest court kept in place a recent lower court ruling that reimposed enforcement of the laws banning nearly all abortions in Kentucky. 3. Vatican shelves assault probe into Canadian cardinal claims, By Associated Press, August 18, 2022, 6:18 PM The Vatican said Thursday that a preliminary church investigation into sexual assault allegations by a Canadian woman against a top cardinal, Marc Ouellet, has determined the case doesn’t warrant further investigation. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni issued a statement responding to reports this week that Ouellet was one of several people named in a class-action lawsuit against the archdiocese of Quebec that accused several priests of sexual abuse or assault. Ouellet, 78, headed the Quebec archdiocese from 2002-2010, when he became the powerful prefect of the Vatican’s bishops’ office. In that job, he oversees all of the Catholic Church’s investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct involving adults and bishops or cardinals. 4. Google Employee Union Petitions Search Engine To Suppress Results for Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers, By Anna Allen, Washington Free Beacon, August 18, 2022, 4:10 PM Employees at Google’s parent company are urging the search engine to suppress results for pro-life crisis pregnancy centers, according to a petition sent Monday by the company union to Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, more than 650 employees at Alphabet Inc. signed the petition, which demands that Google remove “results for fake abortion providers” and what the union considers “misleading information” about reproductive health care services. The petition also demands that Google stop collecting users’ data on abortion-related searches, saying that users’ data would be “used against them” in states that have banned or restricted abortion.

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