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By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 27, 2007

Georgetown Law unlocks another gate to the pro-aborts.

Administrators at the university's Law Center reversed earlier this month a policy prohibiting funding for students at summer internships at organizations that promote abortion rights, after a widely publicized case in the spring which drew protest from hundreds of students.

Under the new policy, announced by Law Center Dean T. Alexander Aleinikoff in a letter published in the Law Center's student newspaper, the university will no longer consider the mission of each organization when determining grants provided by a student-run organization to students for summer internships.

The student-run organization, the Equal Justice Foundation, provides money for some students who take unpaid summer internships, and receives funding from the Law Center. In March, the Law Center required that the group deny funding to Jenny Woodson (LAW '09), who had applied for an internship at Planned Parenthood, a group that supports abortion rights. The Catholic Church opposes abortion rights.

Woodson accepted the internship after members of the Law Center's administration and faculty helped her raise money through the Women and Law in Public Policy Fellowship.

Note that this isn't simply a question of permitting a law student to intern for Planned Parenthood. The controversy hinges on whether Law Center should bankroll the experience. For many years it was the base of operations for Robert Drinan, S.J. The outcome was never seriously in doubt.

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 28, 2007 9:29 AM ET USA

    Thanks Cupertino. That's the way we are looking at it. This will be the first family member to represent us in heaven. We have 5 other children and are giving them hints that the baby may be sick. With infant mortatility thankfully being so low few people these experiences now. It is a trial that God has given us and he has his reasons. Going through this experience and giving it your all for this child, you really see how only psychopaths can support abortion. Thats what Jesuits have come to.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 27, 2007 4:58 PM ET USA

    What is happening; don't we believe what we preach and/or teach? Must we as Church and all its institution not accept as correct and good for our salvation and for our relationship with the Triune God all of this Church's doctrine and moral code?

  • Posted by: - Sep. 27, 2007 4:40 PM ET USA

    Lorenz: Remember that this child will be fully perfected in paradise with the , God the Father, the Holy Spirit, The Holy Family and all the angels and saints. And you and your wife will one day join this child who will have regarded you as deformed and disabled while you were not in Heaven. What joy this will be!. As one who has raised a tragically disabled infant to an adult station in life I detest these pro abortion Jesuits and all they stand for.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 27, 2007 3:57 PM ET USA

    In approximately 3 months my wife will give birth to a child whom doctors have said will probably not live through the day. We are arranging a quick baptism already and shortly after that a funeral. We have given our handicapped little angel all we could. When these things happen it really makes you wonder how anyone can harm any child. It is especially irksome to read about sadistic Jesuits and their stupid students whose nearest experience to pregnancy and childbirth is through books and TV

  • Posted by: - Sep. 27, 2007 3:35 PM ET USA

    "...the university will no longer consider the mission of each organization when determining grants provided by a student-run organization to students for summer internships." Let's place bets on how long this "policy" is enforced when someone asks for an internship with Fr Harvey's COURAGE.

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