Is retaliatory nuclear strike from Putin against U.S. possible?, Colorado’s egregious pro-abortion bill, 23 million Afghans are starving

It’s Friday, March 18th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at I’m Adam McManus.

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23 million Afghans are starving

Last year, the United Nations estimated that 23 million Afghans  — almost 55% of the population — were facing extreme levels of hunger.

That number likely increased during the winter months as the callous Taliban regime remains unwilling or unable to provide for the citizens of Afghanistan, reports International Christian Concern.

Before the takeover, the nation relied heavily on foreign aid from the west. Now the United States has sanctioned Taliban leaders, and the international community remains wary of the extremist group. So, the humanitarian aid has ceased.

In addition to the threat of starvation, the 10,000 Christians living in Afghanistan are actively hunted, tortured, and killed by the Muslim extremists.

In addition to praying, if you would like to help feed Afghans, visit a special link in our transcript today at

In Matthew 25:35&40, Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink. … ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me.’”

Is retaliatory nuclear strike from Putin against U.S. possible?

On Wednesday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson hammered Republican Rep. Maria Salazar of Florida on the possibility of a nuclear retaliatory strike against the U.S. from Russian President Vladimir Putin following her push to have the United States arm the Ukrainians, reports

CARLSON:  “But my question is, ‘If we are providing weapons to one side in a war, I think it’s fair to ask maybe the other side would say that’s an act of war against us. And if that happens, then what next?’ And to not think about that seems negligent. But since you’re on the foreign affairs committee, I know that you have thought it through. So, tell me your views on what would happen next.”

SALAZAR: “Tucker, we have been providing Javelins [Close Combat Missile Systems] and Stingers [missiles] and ammunition. We are providing a lot of military armament. So, what is the difference between that and the MiGs [aircraft] and the S-300s [anti-aircraft missile systems]?”

Frustrated that Congresswoman Salazar did not answer his question, Carlson asked again about the chance of nuclear war between Russia and America if we provide Ukraine with military support.

CARLSON: “So, I’m asking you, what do you think the chances are — and I’m sure you’ve gamed this out as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee — that Putin uses nuclear weapons against the United States in response to this?”

SALAZAR: “Sure, that we are taking that into consideration.”

CARLSON: “Our viewers are,  I’m sure, supporting you. I think most conservatives are on your side. But I just think they should know what the informed view of the likelihood of a retaliatory nuclear strike from Vladimir Putin is. What would you assess it as being?”

SALAZAR: “That’s a hypothetical question and”

CARLSON: “It’s hardly hypothetical.”

SALAZAR: “I believe that [Putin] will not take that step if, starting today, the Biden administration will send the message that we are in charge, that NATO is ready to confront him, and so are we.”

Wyoming passes bill to ban abortions if Roe v. Wade is reversed

Wyoming is one step closer to putting a pro-life trigger bill on the books if Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision, is overturned, reports

Both the state Senate and House have now passed the trigger bill that would automatically prohibit all abortions except in cases of rape or incest once Roe is reversed.

The House speaker and Senate president both signed the legislation on March 11. Now, it goes to Republican Gov. Mark Gordon for signature.

The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute said that 21 states currently have laws that would practically eliminate abortion if Roe is reversed. This includes 12 states that have specific trigger laws and eight states that retain “unenforced pre-Roe abortion bans,” though there could be overlap.

Colorado’s egregious pro-abortion bill

Sadly, by contrast, Colorado has targeted the babies in the womb.

A Colorado House committee voted to advance a radical new pro-abortion bill which would codify abortion up to the moment of birth as a “fundamental right” under Colorado law, reports

House Bill 1279, known as the so-called “Reproductive Health Equity Act,” was approved by Colorado’s House Health & Insurance Committee just after 3:40 a.m. on March 10 in a 7-4 party-line vote.

The bill would allow abortion for the full 40 weeks of pregnancy, as well as abortion based on discrimination of babies on the basis of their sex, race, or disabilities such as Down syndrome.

Psalm 94:21 says, “They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.”

Jeff Hunt, Vice President of Colorado Christian University, tweeted, “Colorado’s extreme abortion law joins America’s most shameful moments by codifying into law that preborn children have no rights in our state.”


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