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CBN NewsWatch: September 7, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, Sept. 7th: Irma, the powerful category five hurricane is now on a path to make landfall in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas; President Trump has given congress six months to come up with a legislative fix for DACA recipients; ... Read Transcript


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FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M MARK MARTIN.

IRMA IS NOW ON A PATH TO

MAKE LANDFALL IN FLORIDA,

GEORGIA, AND THE

CAROLINAS.

IT HAS BROUGHT DEATH AND

DESTRUCTION TO PARTS OF

THE CARIBBEAN.

PEOPLE ARE PREPARING FOR

THE WORST.

GARY LANE HAS THIS STORY.

Reporter: HURRICANE

IRMA BARRELED THROUGH THE

SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN ON ITS

WAY TOWARD THE U.S.

PACKING 180 MILE-AN-HOUR

SUSTAINED WINDS, BRINGING

DEATH AND DESTRUCTION TO

BARBUDA.

CHURCH PASTOR JONATHAN

FALLWELL SURPRISED HIS

WIFE WITH A WEDDING

ANNIVERSARY TRIP TO ST.

MARTIN.

THEY WERE TRAPPED ON THE

ISLAND WHEN THE HURRICANE

HIT.

HE TWEETED, "WE ARE SAFE.

NO POWER, EVERYTHING

DESTROYED.

BUILDINGS GONE, PLEASE

PRAY AS THIS ISLAND IS

DECIMATED."

HEAVY RAYNHA RAIN HAMMERED PUERTO

RICO.

MORE THAN A THOUSAND

SOUGHT SAFETY IN SHELTERS.

PARTS OF THE ISLAND COULD

BE WITHOUT POWER FOR FOUR

TO SIX MONTHS.

IN THE FLORIDA KEYS,

25,000 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY

BEEN EVACUATED.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS TOOK

PLACE IN SOME MIAMI

NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TRAGIC

JAMS ON SOME EVACUATION

ROUTES WERE COMMON PLACE.

I'VE BEEN THROUGH GORGE

GEORGE AND ANDREW AND WILL

WILMA, BUT I'M NOT STAYING

FOR IRMA.

Reporter: MOST HOTELS

ARE SOLD OUT.

FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK

SCOTT WARNED PEOPLE TO

FIND A SAFE PLACE.

EVERY FLORIDAN SHOULD

TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY.

POSSESSIONS COULD BE

REPLACED; YOUR FAMILY

CANNOT.

Reporter: FAMILIES

WAITED IN LONG GAS LINES

TO FILL UP THEIR FUEL

TANKS.

GAS IS RUNNING OUT

EVERYWHERE RIGHT NOW.

I'M A LITTLE TOO LATE

TRYING TO GET IT, I GUESS.

Reporter: THE LATEST

TRACK SHOWS IRMA

DOWNGRADING TO A POSSIBLE

CATEGORY 4, POSSIBLY

SKIRTING BY FLORIDA'S EAST

COAST.

IRMA COULD CAUSE A GREAT

DEAL OF DAMAGE, JUST AS

HURRICANE HARVEY DID WHEN

IT FLOODED PARTS OF TEXAS.

THAT WOULD MEAN MORE OF

DISASTER RELIEF SPENDING

FROM WASHINGTON, WHERE

PRESIDENT TRUMP STRUCK A

DEAL WITH DEMOCRATS ON

WEDNESDAY TO RAISE THE

GOVERNMENT'S DEBT CEILING,

A DEAL THAT INCLUDED

RELIEF FUNDING TO HELP

AFTER HARVEY.

AND O.B. IS BUSY PREPARING

FOR POTENTIAL DISASTER IN

FLORIDA.

TRUCKLOADS OF WATER AND

FOOD SUPPLIES ARE BEING

STAGED AT ITS OCALA

WAREHOUSE.

THAT MEANS O.B. TEAMS WILL

BE READY TO MOVE WHENEVER

AND WHEREVER IT HITS.

CONGRES CONGRESS IS GETTING SIX

MONTHS TO COME UP WITH A

DACA SOLUTION.

AABIGAIL ROBERTSON HAS MORE

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: THE BALL IS

NOW IN CONGRESS' COURT

WHEN IT COMES TO DACA,

AFTER AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM

JEFF SESSIONS THAT THE

ADMINISTRATION IS ENDING

THE PROGRAM THAT PROTECTS

HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF

IMMIGRANTS FROM

IMPORTATION.

THE ADMINISTRATION IS

GIVING CONGRESS SIX MONTHS

TO PASS A LEGISLATIVE FIX

BEFORE THEY STOP RENEWING

PERMITS.

THOUSANDS OF DACA

RECIPIENTS, LIKE JOSE

SANTORIO, ARE COUNTING ON

CONGRESS TO MEET THAT

DEADLINE BECAUSE THEIR

FUTURES IN THIS COUNTRY

ARE NOW UNCERTAIN.

IN SOCIAL SPACES,

YOU'RE ALWAYS MADE TO FEEL

LIKE YOU BELONG.

BUT WHENEVER IT COMES TO A

PLAN FOR JOBS, WHENEVER IT

COMES TO APPLYING FOR

SCHOLARSHIPS, YOU REALIZE

SOME SCHOLARSHIPS WERE

NOT -- YOU WERE NOT GOING

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR BECAUSE

THEY REQUIRED A SOCIAL

SECURITY NUMBER YOU DIDN'T

HAVE AT THE TIME.

Reporter: WHEN JOSE

NEARED HIGH SCHOOL

GRADUATION AND WAS

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE,

HIS MOTHER TOLD HIM HE WAS

AN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT.

EVEN THOUGH IT WAS

GETTING READY TO TAKE THE

A.C.T., LIKE THE REST OF

MY FRIENDS, AND SHE TOLD

ME I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO

GO TO COLLEGE BECAUSE I

DIDN'T HAVE A SOCIAL

SECURITY NUMBER.

Reporter: BUT JOSE

WAS ABLE TO ATTEND A

COMMUNITY COLLEGE AFTER

HIS CHURCH PROVIDED HIM

WITH A SCHOLARSHIP.

IN ADDITION TO HIS WORRIES

ABOUT HIS OWN FUTURE, JOSE

HAS ALWAYS HAD ANOTHER BIG

CONCERN: WHO WOULD TAKE

CARE OF HIS YOUNGER

BROTHER, A FULL

CITIZENSHIP WITH CEREBRAL

PALSY, IF HIS UNDOCUMENTED

MOTHER IS DEPORTED.

HE IS COMPLETELY

DEPENDENT ON MY MOTHER FOR

EVERYTHING.

HE DOESN'T WALK.

HE DOESN'T SPEAK.

Reporter: JOSE SAYS

HIS MOTHER FLED MEXICO

WITH HER SONS IN 2001

BECAUSE OF THE DRUG

CARTELS.

SHE IMMEDIATELY APPLIED

FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP, BUT

DUE TO A PAPERWORK

BACKLOG, IT COULD BE YEARS

BEFORE HER CASE IS

CONSIDERED.

FOR A LOT OF DACA

RECIPIENTS, WE ALL HAVE

PARENTS THAT MADE

SACRIFICE THAT WE COULD

MEET THAT.

AND THEY, TOO, SHOULD BE

CONSIDERED.

THEIR LIVES SHOULD BE AS

WORTHY AS OURS OF BEING IN

THIS COUNTRY.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP, WHO HAS SAID HE

WILL HANDLE THE DREAMERS

WITH HEART, IS NOW

COUNTING ON CONGRESS TO

ADDRESS THE SITUATION.

SENATORS LINDSEY GRAHAM

AND DI DICK DURBIN HOPE THEY

HAVE PROVIDE A PATHWAY TO

CITIZENSHIP FOR DREAMERS.

IF YOU WORRY ABOUT THIS

KIDS, YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR

IT BECAUSE IT GIVES THAT

WHAT I THINK THEY DESERVE,

A NEW LIFE IN THEIR HOME

COUNTRY.

MAKE THE CASE THAT THESE

KIDS DON'T BELONG HERE,

BECAUSE I'M GOING TO MAKE

THE CASE THEY DO.

Reporter: SENATOR

DURBIN HAS BEEN FIGHTING

FOR THE DREAMERS FOR 16

YEARS.

AND HE HOPES THAT WITH

SUPPORT FROM BOTH SIDES IT

WILL PASS IN SEPTEMBER.

IT IS TIME FOR US IN

CONGRESS TO DO THE RIGHT

THING FOR AMERICA, THE

RIGHT THING FOR THESE

YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR

FAMILIES, AND TO PASS THE

DREAM ACT, TO MAKE IT THE

LAW OF THE LAND AND TO DO

IT NOW.

Reporter: IN THE

HOUSE, G.O.P. CONGRESSMAN

CARLOS CARBELLO INTRODUCED

SIMILAR LEGISLATION.

HE SAYS HIS BILL GAINED A

LOT OF MOMENTUM AFTER

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ACTIONS,

WHICH HE THINKS WILL

PRESSURE CONGRESS INTO

SOLVING THE ISSUE.

I THINK THIS

ANNOUNCEMENT, EVEN THOUGH

I WOULD HAVE DONE IT A

LITTLE DIFFERENTLY, IS

GIVING US THE URGENCY IN

CONGRESS TO FIND A FAIR

SOLUTION FOR THEM.

Reporter: CONGRESSMEN

AND SENATORS ON BOTH SIDES

OF THE AISLE HOPE THAT BY

THE END OF THE SIX-MONTH

DEADLINE THEY WILL AGREE

ON A PERMANENT SOLUTION

FOR THE DREAMERS THAT

PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL SIGN

INTO LAW.

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: OVERSEAS,

AUSTRALIANS BEGIN A

NATIONWIDE VOTE ON

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE TODAY.

THE POSTAL VOTE INVOLVES

SENDING BALLOTS TO

HOUSEHOLDS THROUGHOUT THE

QUESTION.

COUNTRY.

THE QUESTION ON THE

BALLOT: SHOULD THE LAW BE

CHANGED TO ALLOW SAME-SEX

COUPLES TO MARRY?

IT COULD LEAD TO GREATER

SUPPORT IN PARLIAMENT FOR

LEGALIZING SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

SAME-SEX ADVOCATES OPPOSE

THE POSTAL VOTE SAYING

THAT IT IS UNNECESSARY.

THEY SAY IT IS IMPORTANT

TO SPARK A NATIONAL DEBATE

ON THE EFFECT SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE WILL HAVE ON

FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND

RELIGION.

> SOUTH KOREA SAYS NORTH

KOREA WILL LAUNCH ANOTHER

INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC

MISSILE ON SATURDAY.

SOUTH KOREA'S PRIME

MINISTER CALLED THE

SITUATION GRAVE.

LAST WEEKEND NORTH KOREA

TESTED A HYDROGEN BOMB AND

TRIGGERED A 6.3 TREMOR

THAT SENT SHOCKWAVES TO

CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, AND

JAPAN.

> COMING UP, JUST DAYS

AGO, HE PRAYED FOR

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE

NATION AND THE OVAL

OFFICE, AND TODAY HE TELLS

US ABOUT THAT EXPERIENCE

AND THE PRESIDENT'S

REQUESTS FOR PRAYER.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS IS

PASTOR OF FIRST BAPTIST

CHURCH IN DALLAS.

HE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S

EVANGELICAL ADVISORY

BOARD, AND LAST WEEK HE

PRAYED WITH THE PRESIDENT

IN THE OVAL OFFICE.

EARLIER I SPOKE WITH HIM

ABOUT THAT EXPERIENCE AND

THE ROLE OF THE BOARD IN

ADVISING THE PRESIDENT.

> NOW, JUST DAYS AGO YOU

LED A PRAYER IN THE OVAL

OFFICE WITH PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

HOW OFTEN DO THIS

SPIRITUAL ADVISORS PRAY

WITH THE PRESIDENT?

AS NEEDED.

AND A LOT OF TIMES IT

WOULD BE WITHOUT CAMERAS

BEING PRESENT.

BUT THE PRESIDENT WANTED

TO SAY TO THE NATION THAT

HE BELIEVED PRAYER WAS

IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY IN

LIGHT OF WHAT HAD HAPPENED

WITH HURRICANE HARVEY.

BUT HE SAID TO ME, PASTOR

JEFFRESS, I WANT OUR

PRAYER TIME ON SUNDAY TO

BE MORE THAN JUST ABOUT

HURRICANE HARVEY.

WE CERTAINLY WANT TO PRAY

FOR THOSE VICTIMS, BUT WE

NEED TO PRAY FOR OUR

NATION AS A WHOLE.

I'M REALLY GRATEFUL WE

HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO DOES

BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

Mark: AMEN TO THAT.

THE PRESIDENT HAD ISSUED A

PROCLAMATION FOR A

"NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER"

FOR THE VICTIMS OF

HURRICANE HARVEY.

HOW DID THAT COME ABOUT?

IT REALLY WAS HIS IDEA.

HE THOUGHT IT WAS TIME FOR

OUR COUNTRY TO BE PRAYING.

I'VE KNOWN HIM FOR SEVERAL

YEARS NOW.

I CAN'T TELL YOU THE

NUMBER OF TIMES I'VE BEEN

WITH HIM, WHEN HE WOULD

SPONTANEOUSLY SAY, PASTOR,

WOULD YOU PRAY FOR US,

WOULD YOU PRAY FOR ME?

ONE DAY I WAS CONDUCTING A

MEETING ON HIS BEHALF

BETWEEN HIM AND FAITH

LEADERS IN TRUMP TOWER

DURING THE CAMPAIGN.

I WAS GOING THROUGH THE

AGENDA, AND HE PUT HIS

HAND ON MAY ARM, AND HE

SAID, PASTOR, DON'T YOU

THINK WE SHOULD PRAY?

THE SOON TO BE PRESIDENT

HAD TO REMIND THE PASTOR

TO PRAY.

I'M GRATEFUL WE HAVE A

PRESIDENT WHO LOVES

CHRISTIANS AND BELIEVES IN

THE POWER OF PRAYER.

Mark: LET'S TALK A

LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE ROLE

OF A SPIRITUAL ADVISOR.

YOU SAY YOU'RE CALLED UPON

AS NEEDED.

WHEN YOU DO MEET WITH THE

PRESIDENT, WHAT GOES ON --

WHAT ALL IS INVOLVED WITH

BEING A SPIRITUAL ADVISOR

TO THE PRESIDENT.

PRESIDENT.

IT SOUNDS KIND OF HEAVY.

I WOULDN'T USE THE TERM

A SPIRIT ADVISOR.

WE ARE PART OF THE WHITE

HOUSE FAITH INITIATIVE.

THIS IS AN EFFORT, REALLY,

FOR US TO MEET TOGETHER AT

THE WHITE HOUSE, LISTEN TO

THE ADMINISTRATION, SHARE

THEIR VIEWPOINT, AND THEN

SOLICIT OUR VIEWPOINT ON A

NUMBER OF DIFFERENT

ISSUES.

I MEAN, PEOPLE WHO THINK

WE'RE GOING INTO THE OVAL

OFFICE TO LEAD BIBLE

STUDIES PROBABLY HAVE THE

WRONG IDEA OF WHAT THIS

IS.

THIS ISN'T SO MUCH OUR

ADVISING THE PRESIDENT AS

IT IS THE PRESIDENT

SEEKING OUR PERSPECTIVE ON

A NUMBER OF ISSUES.

THE PRESIDENT RESPECTS

PEOPLE OF ALL FAITH.

HE HAS PEOPLE FROM THE

JEWISH FAITH, PEOPLE WHO

ARE MUSLIM AND CATHOLICS,

BUT HE ALSO RECOGNIZES

THAT EVANGELICALS REALLY

SUPPORTED HIM BY THE

LARGEST MARGIN IN HISTORY,

AND HE CARES ABOUT WHAT

THEY THINK.

Mark: WOULD YOU SAY

STILL THE WHITE HOUSE --

PRESIDENT IS GIVING FAITH

LEADERS UNPRECEDENTED

ACCESS?

ABSOLUTELY.

I WOULD SAY -- AND I'VE

TALKED TO PEOPLE WHO WERE

AROUND DURING THE TIME OF

REAGAN AND EVEN GEORGE W.

BUSH, AND THEY DID NOT

HAVE THAT KIND OF ACCESS

TO THE PRESIDENT.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT WAS

INTERESTING.

I MENTIONED THAT FAITH

MEETING I LED DURING THE

ELECTION TIME, DURING THE

CAMPAIGN TIME.

I ASKED THE MEMBERS IN THE

ROOM -- THEY WERE LEADERS,

BOTH CATHOLIC AND

EVANGELICAL BACKGROUNDS,

AND I SAID, HOW MANY OF

YOU WERE EVER INVITED BY

MITT ROMNEY TO A MEETING

LIKE THIS?

NOBODY RAISED THEIR HAND.

HOW MANY OF YOU WERE

INVITED BY GEORGE W. BUSH?

MAYBE ONE OR TWO.

THIS PRESIDENT IS UNIQUE

IN HIS OUTREACH TO THE

EVANGELICAL LEADERS.

Mark: DO THEY

DISAGREE WITH THE

PRESIDENT AND SPEAK TRUTH

TO POWER WHEN NECESSARY?

AND IF SO, HOW DOES HE

RECEIVE THAT?

WELL, I NEVER REVEAL

SPECIFIC CONVERSATIONS

WITH THE PRESIDENT, BUT I

CAN TELL UH-HUH DID

SOLICIT INPUT FROM FAITH

LEADERS.

AND I TALKED WITH HIM

ABOUT IT AS WELL.

AND, LOOK, THE PRESIDENT

IS ONE OF THE MOST

COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE I'VE

EVER BEEN AROUND.

AND HE WAS SINCERELY TORN

BETWEEN HIS SINCERE

COMPASSION FOR THE DACA

RECIPIENTS AND THE OATH OF

OFFICE HE TOOK ON

JANUARY 20th TO EXECUTE

ALL OF THE LAWS OF THE

LAND, NOT JUST THE ONES HE

AGREED WITH.

I THINK HE CAME UP WITH A

PERFECT SOLUTION OF

DELAYING THE ENDING OF

DACA AND ALLOWING

CONGRESS, THE RIGHTFUL

PEOPLE, TO MAKE THE LAWS

TO FIX THIS PROBLEM.

UNDER OUR SYSTEM OF

GOVERNMENT, THE PRESIDENT

DOESN'T MAKE LAWS; HE

EXECUTES THE LAWS.

IT IS THE CONGRESS WHO HAS

TO LEGISLATE.

I HOPE THEY'LL STEP UP NOW

TO THE PLATE AND DO THEIR

CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY.

Mark: YOU HAVE THE

EAR OF THE PRESIDENT, SO

HOW WOULD YOU ADVICE

PEOPLE AT HOME WHO ARE

GOING TO SEE THIS

INTERVIEW TO PRAY FOR

PRESIDENT TRUMP?

I THINK WE OUGHT TO

PRAY FIRST OF ALL FOR HIS

PROTECTION, BOTH PHYSICAL

AND SPIRITUAL PROTECTION

FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

I THINK WE OUGHT TO PRAY

FOR WISDOM.

HE SINCERELY SEEKS GOD'S

WISDOM.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU

REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS

STANDING IN FRONT OF THE

WAILING WALL IN ISRAEL,

AND HE SAID AT THE BOTTOM,

I'M PRAYING FOR GOD'S

WISDOM.

AND WE NEED TO PRAY THAT

FOR HIM AS WELL.

Mark: AND YOU'RE THE

AUTHOR OF A NEW BOOK, AND

IDS CALLEIT IS CALLED "A PLACE

CALLED HEAVEN."

GIVE US A SUMMARY.

THIS IS A HOPE-FILLED

BOOK.

PEOPLE WOULD SAY WITH ALL

THAT IS GOING ON WITH THE

WORLD, HURRICANES,

INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT

WITH KOREA, WHY SHOULD WE

TALK ABOUT HEAVEN?

THAT'S EXACTLY WHY WE

SHOULD TALK ABOUT HEAVEN.

THIS IS AN INFORMATIONAL

BOOK IN WHICH I ANSWER

PEOPLE 10 MOST FREQUENTLY

ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT

HEAVEN.

MARK, IF YOU KNEW CBN WAS

GOING TO TRANSFER YOU TO

ANOTHER COUNTRY IN SIX

MONTHS AND IT WAS A

PERMANENT MOVE, YOU WOULD

FIND OUT ALL YOU COULD SO

YOU COULD PREPARE FOR THAT

PLACE.

THIS BOOK HELPS CHRISTIANS

PREPARE FOR HEAVEN.

Mark: DR. JEFFRESS,

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR

TIME.

> UP NEXT, BABIES

EMERGING FROM THE WOMAN WOMB AND

ALREADY BEING ADDICTED TO

HEROIN.

FIND OUT WHAT IS BEING

DONE TO STOP THIS DRUG

EPIDEMIC, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Mark: THE NATION'S

OPIOID ADDICTION IS

KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR.

THE C.D.C. ESTIMATES THAT

33,000 PEOPLE DIED OF AN

OPIOID OVERDOSE IN 2016

ALONE.

AND AS LORIE JOHNSON

REPORTS, HEROIN IS ON THE

RISE IN THEIR OWN

BACKYARD.

Lorie: CAITLIN DIED

OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE AT

AGE 21.

LIFE IS SO DIFFERENT

SINCE.

NO ONE, UNLESS YOU'VE BEEN

IN THAT SITUATION, CAN

EVEN FATHOM HOW THAT TURNS

YOUR WHOLE WORLD UP SIDE

DUNE IN A SECOND.

Lorie: RAISED IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME, CAITLIN

LOVED SPORTS AND SCHOOL.

BUT REALLY, FAITH IS

THE ONLY THING THAT GETS

ME THROUGH BECAUSE I

BELIEVE THAT CAITLIN IS IN

HEAVEN.

I BELIEVE SHE IS NOT IN

PAIN ANYMORE.

Lorie: IF IT CAN

HAPPEN TO CAITLIN, IT CAN

HAPPEN TO ANYONE.

THE FACE OF HEROIN HAS

CHANGED.

IT USED TO BE A CRIMINAL

ELEMENT IN THE URBAN CITY,

IN A WAREHOUSE, NOTHING

AROUND HERE.

NOW THE FACE OF HEROIN IS

MY DAUGHTER, WHO LOVES

SOCCER.

Lorie: AND THOUSANDS

LIKE HER, WHO STARTED THE

SAME WAY.

CAITLIN'S ADDICTION BEGAN

INNOCENTLY AND

UNEXPECTANTLY.

SHE FIRST GOT HOOKED ON

PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS

FOLLOWING SURGERY.

THESE POWERFUL, OFTEN

HABIT-FORMING NARCOTICS,

CALLED OPIOIDS, GO BY

NAMES LIKE PE PERCOCET AND

OXYCONTIN.

AND LATER ON, SOMEONE

SAID, WHY NOT TRY HEROIN.

IT IS THE SAME THING.

WITHIN FOUR MONTHS, SHE

DIED OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE.

Lorie: IT PRODUCES

THE SAME TYPE OF HIGH, BUT

HEROIN IS CHEAPER AND

EASIER TO GET.

ANOTHER DIFFERENCE: PAIN

PILLS ARE REGULATED, SO

YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

GETTING.

WHEN IT COMES TO HEROIN,

DEALERS OFTEN SECRETLY

LACE IT WITH OTHER TOXINS,

LIKE THE ALL TOO COMMON

FENTANYL, CONTAINING A

POTENTIAL DEADLY BLEND.

NORA KITCHENS KNOWS ALL

ABOUT THAT.

WHEN I USED HEROIN THE

FIRST TIME, IT WAS SUCH A

EUPHORIC FEELING, I FELT

LIKE THE WAS THE FEELING I

HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR MY

WHOLE LIFE.

Lorie: HOOKED AFTER

THAT FIRST TIME, NORA

STAYED THAT WAY FOR YEARS.

I HAVE A PRAYING MOTHER

AND FATHER.

THERE WERE A LOT OF TIMES

I WAS IN THE DEEP DEPTHS

OF THE ADDICTION, IN VERY

DARK PLACES, THAT I KNOW

ONLY CAME OUT OF BECAUSE

OF THAT.

Lorie: HEROIN ADDICTS

CONTINUALLY NEED MORE OF

IT TO GET THE SAME HIGH.

NORA WOUND UP WITH A $100

A DAY HABIT.

THAT'S WHERE THE

CRIMINAL ACTIVITY STARTS

TAKING PLACE.

I'VE BEEN TO PRISON THREE

TIMES, ACTUALLY, BECAUSE

OF WHAT THIS DRUG HAS

DONE.

Lorie: AS THE NUMBER

OF ADDICTS SKYROCKETS, SO

DOES THE NUMBER OF BABIES

BORN TO THEM, WHO WHEN

THEY COME INTO THE WORLD

ARE ACTUALLY ADDICTS

THEMSELVES AND MUST

IMMEDIATELY ENDURE PAINFUL

WITHDRAWALS.

THIS HAPPENS ALMOST EVERY

DAY HERE AT VIRGINIA'S

SENTERA NORFOLK GENERAL

HOSPITAL.

THE DAY WE VISITED, THE

NURSES HELPED DELIVER

FIVE.

THEY'RE AGITATED, OVER

STIMULATED, AND THEY'RE

DIFFICULT TO CALM.

THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO

TOLERATE CHANGES IN THE

ENVIRONMENT.

THEY OFTEN ARE VERY, VERY

UNCONTROLLABLE IS PROBABLY

THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE

IT.

Lorie: WEANING THEM

OFF THE DRUG OFTEN TAKES

WEEKS.

MOST OF THE TIME THE

BABIES STILL GO HOME WITH

MOM, WITH A PLAN IN PLACE

FOR FOLLOWUP, AND MAKING

SURE THAT EVERYONE IS

GETTING TREATMENT, LIKE

THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO.

THEY CARE ABOUT THEIR

BABIES.

THEY ARE MOMS,

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN, THEY

ARE OUR FRIENDS AND

CO-WORKERS AND CHURCH

MEMBERS.

Lorie: LIKE NORA,

WHO'S SON, WILLIAM, WAS

BORN ADDICTED.

I FOUND OUT I WAS

PREGNANT AND I WAS STRUNG

OUT ON HEROIN.

I WENT TO THE DOCTOR, AND

I SAID, DOC, I AM STRUNG

OUT ON HEROIN AND I'M

PREGNANT, AND I WANT TO

HAVE THIS BABY.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Lorie: WILLIAM IS

CLEAN AND HEALTHY.

NORA IS STILL IN RECOVERY.

WHAT IT TOOK FOR ME WAS

FALLING DOWN ON MY KNEES

IN FRONT OF GOD, TELLING

HIM HOW BROKEN I WAS.

AND TO PLEASE COME TAKE

THIS FROM ME.

Lorie: MEANWHILE,

LAWMAKERS ARE DOING WHAT

THEY CAN.

VIRGINIA DELEGATE TODD

GILBERT PUSHED THROUGH

LEGISLATION ALLOWING LAW

ENFORCEMENT TO ADMINISTER

THE SO-CALLED "SAFE SHOT"

TO OVERDOSE VICTIMS.

UNLESS WE CAN NIP IT IN

THE BUD, UNLESS WE CAN GET

AHEAD OF THE PROBLEM, WE

ARE LEFT ONLY WITH THE

OPTION OF TRYING TO SAVE

THEIR LIVES SHOULD POLICE

OFFICERS FIND THEM IN

CRISIS.

Lorie: MOST STATES

ARE FOLLOWING THIS LEAD,

WITH SOME ALLOWING TRAINED

CITIZENS TO ADMINISTER THE

"SAVE SHOT," ALSO KNOWN AS

NALOXONE OR NARCAN.

AND THERE IS THE 9-1-1

GOOD SAMARITAN LAW, TO

ALLOW PEOPLE TO CALL FOR

HELP WITHOUT RISKING

ARREST.

ALL IN AN EFFORT TO LOOSEN

HEROIN'S GRIP ON OUR

COUNTRY.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS AND

HIGHLY ADDICTED SUBSTANCE

THAT EVEN TEENAGERS ARE

INTRAVENOUSS INJECTING

INTO THEIR BODIES.

THAT IS A HORRIFIC THOUGHT

AND IT IS A HORRIFIC

REALITY THAT WE'RE FACING.

IF WE DON'T GET A HANDLE

ON IT, YOU KNOW, THE

FUTURE LOOKS VERY BLEAK IN

THIS COUNTRY FOR OUR

CHILDREN AND THEIR FUTURE.

Lorie: LORIE JOHNSON,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: A SERIOUS,

SERIOUS PROBLEM.

PEOPLE NEED TO GET THE

HELP THAT THEY NEED, AND

PEOPLE DEFINITELY NEED TO

BE PRAYING.

> WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

STAY WITH US.

Mark: THANKS FOR

STAYING WITH US.

POPE FRANCIS IS COLUMBIA.

HE WILL BE MET WITH AN

UNUSUAL SONG AND DANCE

DURING HIS VISIT.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Mark: SISTER MARIA

VALENTINO WILL WRAP THE

OFFICIAL HYMN.

THE SNEAKER-WEARING NUN IS

PART OF A MUSICAL GROUP,

AND THEY WERE SELECTED

DURING A CONTEST THAT

THROUGH 400 MUSICAL ACTS

ALL VYING TO SING FOR THE

POPE.

GOOD FOR HER.

THAT IS IT FOR NOW ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE AT

cbnnews.com.

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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